Community, cooperation, communication, co-existance – you will be able to discover your own meaning

 

VOLUNTEERING PROJECT IN LITHUANIA

WHERE – The project is volunteering in integrated school in the capital of Lithuania – Vilnius.

The school „Versmė“ („stream“ in english) has 544 schoolchildre   n from 6 to 18 years of age. It is primary and secondary school and is specified as an integrated school. They welcome children with mental and physical disabilities, as well as emigrants in their school and do a lot for integration in society. It is based on human and christian values. All teachers and administration tries to develop habits of tolerance, respect and solidarity. Non formal education takes place in their village house in country side near Vilnius – camping, day actvities, etc. There are different national and international projects going on at school and local community, so everyone is more or less used to work internationally, to welcome volunteers.

WHAT – the help of volunteers is needed during lessons of foreign language; during art, geograpghy lessons for children with special needs; in organising activities for children during breaks and while waiting for transport to go home; help in value education programm in the village house twice a year – create and organize the camp; and other possible activities such as helping students in Parliament acitivities, prepeare school feasts, developing school‘s website together with students, help prepearing different excursions, trips, activities, rallies, different help for students with disability in crafts, art and other lessons, etc. Maximum 36hours in a week, sometimes during the weekends, but then, having a day off on working day.

WHEN – 2017 September till 2018 July (10 months)

CONTACTnellypaytyan@apy.am , lobiudirbtuves@gmail.com

 

Call for One Armenian EVS Volunteer in Bulgaria

Association Alternativi International is looking for young people aged 18 to 30 to join our team in Bulgaria for European Voluntary Service /EVS/.

We are currently having a placement for one Armenian volunteer in a 8-month EVS starting from 1-st of June 2017.

The project “EVS Academy” is already APPROVED and will take place in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria.

Project Objectives:

  • providing local youth access to quality youth information and counseling on career development, mobility programs, volunteering, personal development;
  • providing alternative to local youth for organizing activities for their leisure time by organizing thematic clubs, summer camps, cultural workshops, youth festivals;
  • promoting volunteering and EVS and inclusion of local young people to the values of volunteering.
  • organizing the free time of youth; there will be thematic workshops organized according to the interests of the volunteers such as music, cooking, culture, traditions, sports to be an alternative for local youth on their free time spending.

Activities:

Part of these activities will be conducted in small town and rural areas and include youth who do not have much access to information and opportunities. The project will offer young people an alternative for leisure time activities to ensure access to quality youth information, activities to promote EVS and Erasmus +, trainings and workshops for career development, Academy of success -3-month activity with various modules such as personal development, acquisition of soft skills, entrepreneurship, information about mobility programs, etc. which will improve the chances of young people to enter the labor market. As part of the project we will organize a youth festival associated with the arts, culture and expression of the talents of local youth. Each month the team will issue online youth magazine with a variety of development opportunities and valuable information for young people. Using the tools of non-formal education, we believe that this project will give new opportunities and will have a positive impact on personal and professional development of many young people by providing access to quality youth information, including young people from small towns, encouraging participation in mobility programs, promote their activity and social responsibility, will inform and motivate them to become volunteers will introduce them to new cultures, will raise the level of their knowledge, skills and competencies.

Accommodation:

The volunteers will be accommodated in a flat in Blagoevgrad sharing a room with another volunteer from other country but same sex.

Costs:

The project is financed by Erasmus+ program thus it covers the volunteer`s accommodation and utility costs, pocket money/70euro/ and food money /110 euro per month/, travel costs/2 way ticket based on the most budget way of travel/;  medical insurance; support from the organization by providing mentor and coordinators; Bulgarian language course.

Volunteer Orientation Meeting

On March 13, Armenian Progressive Youth NGO has welcomed its new 40 volunteers, coming from different backgrounds, cultures and creeds, during the Volunteer Orientation Meeting at Article 3 club.

The purpose of the event was firstly getting to know each other, presenting the organization with its goals and the wide range of activities, where the volunteers will be actively involved giving their priceless time and contribution. The volunteers are allocated in 4 different groups: Local Events, Youth and Environment, Youth and Media, PR and Communications, where they will support the organization to attain its main goals by putting their personal approach and ideas into action during February-August period.
The event has started and proceeded by two ex-volunteers, Tamara and Varsik, who prepared name-game, interesting teambuilding activities and energizers for all, meanwhile they shared their volunteering stories and experiences in APY with the newcomers.

After getting to know each other, Grigor Yeritsyan, the Executive Director of APY, had its welcoming and motivating speech. He explained the opportunites Erasmus+ programme gives as well as he talked on youth mobility.

Nelly Paytyan, the Programs Director, presented volunteers the overall structure of the organization, its vision, history and the core activities, as well as introduced the PR and Youth & Media working groups, where the volunteers should actively learn, demonstrate their capacities and put their bold aspirations in a motion.

The project coordinator, Adrine Aghabekyan, after presenting herself, her experience and role in the organization, she, as the coordinator of the Local Events and Youth & Environment groups also, explained all previous activities organized with the support of the ex-volunteers, and the expected efforts  from newcomers.

Our newcomers wanted to share with the readers about their vision, expectations and impressions in APY by presenting themselves.
Nana, “When doing something, the main questions that come to our minds are what can we get from it or what’s our benefit. When I first got acquainted with the concept of volunteering, I came up with a new role model. I started appreciating any experience, the opportunity to work and cooperate with different people. What is more, I acknowledged the advantages of teamwork. In general, it is a great pleasure to know that you have the tools to make important social changes.
I have heard a lot about APY and its warm atmosphere; furthermore, it is very motivating and encouraging when youth is in the role of undertaking new things.
During the orientation, I learned about lots of programs in detail that had only heard about. Moreover, I had a concrete apprehension of the organization and its activities, in the end. However, the best part of this orientation day was that I met lots of new people and managed to discuss some professional and other ideas.”

Arvin, “During the Volunteer Orientation meeting, I noticed that I was the youngest volunteer among all, but it did not make me feel uncomfortable, I got acquainted with many creative people. Everyone had its own way of thinking and special skills. What was more; I had the chance to speak freely with the foreign volunteers as well.
The staff was consisted of very energetic and humorous people. We did not get bored even a minute, because the atmosphere was absolutely friendly and warm. We got informed about APY and its main activities. Also, I was introduced about Erasmus+ projects and the opportunity to take part in.
To sum up, I am really happy to get involved in this big APY family. I am sure, in APY I will have many opportunities to grow and develop myself.”

 

Janna, “Hi, I’m Janna. I am a future linguist and currently, I’m in the second year of my studies. I am included in the PR and Media Group. Frankly speaking, I’m very impressed, as I appreciate the creative thinking and informal method of doing things (especially energized by the games organized by Tamara).
The atmosphere in the Orientation meeting, which APY provided us with, was really a friendly, bright and unusual one. Besides telling the newcomers about the company, the volunteers were given the opportunity to get acquainted with each other from different aspects.
I am sure with APY we’ll have a productive volunteering period full of fun, unforgettable moments and joy, as well as we will see the results that we need to achieve together!”

 

Vahram, “ Hey, I am Vahram. I am 20 years old and I study at the Yerevan State University as a future sociologist. Despite the high-quality education that universities or other educational institutions provide, I think that in today’s reality the formal education is not only enough to have a serious success. Besides the professional skills, it is necessary to develop some qualities, which will ensure our competitiveness in nowadays labor market, which is not an easy thing.
Hence, I have decided to pass this interesting, promising and responsible path with APY by being a volunteer in PR and Communications group.
I will share my impression of the first meeting in one sentence: I think APY will be the key ticket to my lucky future.”

 

2 EVS Placements in Belgium

Primary school De Appeltuin

(1-st Project)

Native City: Leuven

 

Activities and mission of the organization:

De Appeltuin is one of the 40 Freinet Schools in Flanders. The Freinet Pedagogical concept is part of the larger pedagogical project of Community Education in Flanders. Its aim is the total development of a person, with attention for the optimal development for each child personally. De Appeltuin is a kindergarten and primary school.

The aims of the school are:

  • to have a constant attention for natural learning, based on the experiences and world of interest of the child, keeping in mind the established development goals and school
  • to work together, based on cooperative and democratic consultation instead of one sided Children are one of the three stakeholder groups in our school. This way, we want to stimulate independency in children.
  • to experiment and learn-by-doing instead of applying rules and regulations, because the learning effect is much larger when a child can convert self-discovered material into new
  • to work usefully and Working useless in a school leads to following without thinking and a lack of satisfaction.

The groups of children are structured in a way that there are always 2 age groups together. This stimulates that older children learn from the younger ones and the other way around.

There is a lot a thematic approach – so called projects – especially in the kindergarten. Their kids can explore together different themes that are of interest in their world. In primary school, these projects are larger and more elaborated in time and space. The learning area of ‘world orientation’ is treated in these projects.

 

Sector of the organization: children – non-formal education

 

Location of the project: The school is located in the center of Leuven, at 20 min. walk from the train station. Leuven is one of the most popular cities in Flanders for students. It is one of the oldest university cities of Belgium and has a wide range of cultural and social activities. Students from all over Belgium and Europe live here during the academic year. Leuven has a very rich history, which can be seen in the many historical buildings and sites. Leuven has a small center but counts several parts, which are nearby and are more quiet and green.

Office environment:

De Appeltuin has a staff team of 23 people, which includes kindergarten teachers, primary school teachers, pedagogical support team, after care, administrative staff, coordinator,…

Another important factor in this school is the involvement of parents and thematic working groups within school the education of the children. This can be in the classroom (projects, practical work,..), class responsible, working groups in the school (reading support, logistics, music, communication,..).

 

Benefit from the volunteer:

The school sees project education as the important working method. Having an international volunteer could in this context be a perfect challenge for everyone involved to apply this form of non-formal education. The presence and cooperation of a foreign volunteer can mean a serious extra value in our school. One of our goals is to form our children to be active citizens with respect for every other human being, for nature and for other cultures.

 

Tasks of the volunteer:

The tasks of the volunteer will evolve from practical help in the classroom to the setting up of a specific project. The velocity of this evolution will depend on the growing language and practical skills of the volunteer. The volunteer will be assisting in classes of toddlers or primary school children, depending on the level of Dutch.

 

The volunteer will:

  • Assist in mainly one classroom (depending on the language level). This can be individual guidance of children who can’t follow the lessons as good as the It can also be to assist when the teacher is using a method where they need assistance, for example when they want to do an educational game to teach them something; then the volunteer can help in preparing this and guide it. It can also be to help with the classes when they are drawing, making something creative, or doing work-shops, such as drama and theatre or teaching them new songs.
  • Take part in out-door activities with the children: go swimming with them, excursions, thematical workshops,… For example, going to the forest in autumn to learn about this season, going to a museum and they have interactive workshops, going to a theatre or a movie and later in class having a de-briefing about it, going to the seaside and learn about the typical vegetation there, going for a week somewhere together…
  • Next to that, the volunteer will organize own activities and workshops, depending on the interests of the For example, to set up a project about her home country, to teach the children about the differences and similarities between cultures. A lot of time of the volunteer’s work will go to this aspect.

 

Working hours during a normal day:

The volunteer will do voluntarily work for 5 days a week from 9AM until 4PM (Wednesday only in the morning). School holidays are free.

 

Specific skills volunteer should have:

For De Appeltuin motivation and interest in the themes the project is working with, namely education and children, is the biggest criteria. The learning possibilities of the volunteer are also important. Since it is needed in the work with children, the volunteer needs to like to work with children and should have interest in pedagogical methods. We strongly advise volunteers to read about the Freinet-philosophy and educational methods before arrival.

 

Level of language skills: intermediate English and very motivated to learn Dutch

 

 Volunteer’s benefit:

The volunteer will be as an extra in the team of the teachers of the school. She/he will get the opportunity to assist in different classrooms (mainly one, but some others) and to get a close look on the educational tools and methods of a ‘Freinetschool’. The principles of the Freinet-philosophy are related to ‘non-formal education’ and ‘experimental learning’. This means that the children have to work on a variety of projects with different themes.

 

Steinerschool De Sterrendaalders

(2-nd Project)

Native City: Lier

 

Activities and mission of the organization:

Education for children between 2,5 and 6 years old (kindergarden) and children between 6-12 years old (primary school) based on the Steiner pedagogy. The Steiner pedagogy is focused on the personal and social development of children in a well-balanced and free environment. We provide education for children, irrespective of race, descent or philosophical convictions.

 

Sector of the organization:

Non-formal education – children

 

Location of the project:

The project is located in Lier at the border of the city center. The school is located next to a residential area.

 

Office environment: approx. 18 teachers

 

Tasks of the volunteer:

We are looking for a volunteer to be part of our staff in the kindergarten (21/2-6 years) and more specifically in the first class of kindergarten (21/2-3 years old). The volunteer will be actively involved during her/his whole stay. The tasks will all be related to the follow-up and supervision of the children during their school day. The following tasks will certainly have to be performed:

 

  • taking care of the preschoolers getting (un)dressed for the outdoor activities (we do a lot of outdoor activities even under bad weather conditions – in order to be able to do so, we’ve rain&mud equipement that our smallest children gradually need to learn to put on themselves, this is one of the skills they learn in the first class)

 

  • Recess duty: We have moments of free playing and directed playing, during both moments not only supervision but also observation of the development of the children is an important task of our staff. If interested it could be a possibility for the volunteer to prepare some directed play moments (with coaching of the class teacher)
  • Helping to prepare the fruit and soup meals: Healthy food is part of our education, Therefore our day starts with a fruit plate where the fruit is brought by the children and then peeled and shared between the pupils. 3 times a week we also prepare soup with fresh organic vegetables in our kindergarten classes together with the children.
  • Preparing and supervising the after lunch nap: We’re enthousiastic about the positive impact of a resting/sleeping moment for our kindergartners. Therefore until 6 years old they all have a moment of rest on their mattresses after lunch.

 

The volunteer could start a personal project under coaching of the class teacher. Eg of a possible project: Prepare and supervise a directed play moment where his/her culture is integrated in order to be able to share and transmit some of this to the pupils. This could be on a regular base (e.g. weekly), in order to create interaction and interest with the children towards this specific intercultural playmoment.

 

Working hours during a normal day:

 

The volunteer will work 5 days a week from 8.15 till 15.30. Monday afternoon and Wednesday afternoon is free. School-holidays are free.

 

Specific skills volunteer should have:

 

  • open minded
  • patient with children
  • motivation and determination to learn more
  • communicative and sociable
  • interest in Steiner philosophy: we advise volunteers to read more about the Steiner education method before arrival

 

Level of language skills: intermediate English and strong motivation to learn Dutch

Volunteer’s benefit:

You’ll get to know a vivid community of teachers, parents and children that will give you the space to experience our culture. With the contacts you make at our project, you’ll deepen your knowledge about our culture and our country also outside the workplace.

“Technology for Creative Thinking” in Malta

The training ” Technology for creative thinking” was organized by CROSS CULTURE INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION CCIF with the support of Malta National Agency (NA) between 18-27 October 2017. The training was designed as a process of informal learning and peer education using participants who work with young people, have experience in the fields of youth work, youth arts and international cooperation. Participants from Malta, Russian Federation, Moldova (Republic of), Estonia, Armenia, Ukraine, Italy and Germany had an active input in sharing knowledge and experience, and learned new skills in and surrounding the dramatic arts and inter-cultural youth work, from the trainers and each other. This active participation encouraged ownership of the learning, motivation and commitment to working together, building effective international working relationships, making the training an exercise in best practice.

The organizers were focused on the individual creative development of each participant and sharing such inter-cultural competences as appreciative inquiry, open minded personality, respect and trust, mutual understanding and team work. Through cultural relationships they generated opportunities for individuals to fulfill their potential and foster the co-operation that contributes to a stable world.

Using theatrical arts within the Erasmus+ Program, was a  very valuable tool for developing inter-cultural learning, cooperation, and quality projects in the youth field among all the regions concerned. After the project, we created inter-cultural youth projects and networks with the various participant organizations within Europe, Eastern Europe and Caucasus.

We also included unemployed young people and youth from socially disadvantaged backgrounds.

Youth get to know further the awareness and the knowledge of topics concerning theatrical art, improve competencies, acquaintanceships and abilities, which are necessary to work on long-term projects.

With open space, technology participants shared knowledge and experience, and learned new skills in and surrounding the dramatic arts and inter-cultural youth work.
This active participation encouraged ownership of the learning, motivation and commitment to working together, building effective international working relationships, making the training an exercise in best practice. Participants that participated in our training course ” Technology for creative thinking” from Russia, Moldova and Estonia organized national events with youth on the topic of the training course. They reached different target groups, especially young people with fewer opportunities as well minorities, the ones who are not the most active and to whom it’s hard to reach (as there are so many active young people). Participants also used the techniques required at our training course ” Technology for creative thinking” at other international training activities from different European corners – they exchanged experiences between them (for example how to reach young people with less opportunities, how to involve everyone etc).

Partnership Building Activity – Need Education to Work “NetWORK” in Armenia

7 days and 7 objectives to reach – these were the main tasks of the international group of 30 participants, youth workers, representing 14 countries, have a topic of common concern which  is youth unemployment.

Need education to work or Network was a Partnership building activity, that launched in Yerevan, Armenia on October 2, 2016. The main aim of the activity was to empower youth workers overcoming youth unemployment issues in their own countries. The idea to implement the project was developed by the applicant and host organizations – APY and MOJU.

Joao Dias, president of MOJU

The project is focused on supporting, inspiring and engaging young people from Europe in developing their social leadership skills, take up a civic responsibility and act as a change-maker in their own communities. During the project participants share the best practices and success stories on combating youth unemployment in their own countries and communities as well as research and discover job opportunities accessible for all participant countries, receive the respective input from trainers and experts, make field visits and group discussions. The Portuguese

National Agency and Erasmus+ Programme made the project possible in Armenia. Erik Ghazaryan is one of the trainers of the Partnership building activity. He is sure that the PBA will contribute to creating more international projects.

Erik Ghazaryan -The PBA trainer
To reach the objectives, the trainers used non-formal education and informal learning methods; including t

eam-building activities, group discussions, team presentations, exchange of best practices, role plays, input from trainers, field visits, world cafe, reflection groups, informal activities and other methods. All the participants will use the gained skills to overcome the youth unemployment issues in their countries

Joakim -Participant
Among the participating countries are Portugal, Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Georgia, Italy, Moldova, Spain , the Netherlands, Turkey, and Ukraine. It is our belief that youth workers from different EU and neighboring partner countries can change the situation locally and internationally. Thanks to mobility projects, youngsters can meet, discuss the problems of the youth unemployment, sha

re the best practices, raise the issues of unemployment, create

networks and implement projects tackling the issue in their local communities and at the international level.

 

“Learn, Do, Stay Inspired” – Armenian Young People go to Sweden

On November 5-12 three Armenians, representing APY, joined “Learn, Do, Stay Inspired” program in Gothenburg, Sweden.

One of the participants of the training course from APY is the winner of our video contest in frames of Europe Day in Armenia, Europe 4 Youth Arpine Kirakosyan who was awarded an educational trip and participation in one of the countries of the European Union. Thus, the selection fell on Sweden.

You may check her video here.

But, let’s get back to where we started.

32 participants from 10 countries discussed volunteering, social change and human rights topics revealing new perspectives on the subject and learning new tools to motivate people contribute to their communities through volunteering. Our participants shared their experience in this + project:

Aripine Kirakosyan

” I especially loved our discussions on Human rights which was presented us through interactive ways such as a still image method, where we should change the situation which is presented us in a scene where the actors remain still in the same position. During the project we shared our experience, learned about others, and learned techniques to motivate and inspire others to do volunteering work to benefit their communities. Our trainers and all the participants were the definition of cool. My first Erasmus + project was a success because of the people involved in and the knowledge I gained from them during the program. To this awesomeness add hot chocolate, cinnamon bun, Swedish delicious cuisine and the unforgettable experience is ready.”

Aghavni Yesayan

“This training for me was the 2nd Erasmus+ program. It was full of emotions and inspiring moments, different kinds of people, a little bit crazy but positive and ready to help and support in difficult situations. It was good chance to enjoy the beauty of Gothenburg and what is the most important to understand that good team can listen, understand and respect each other, share the knowledge, experience. This TC gave me a chance to challenge myself, learn more about group dynamics .We spent wonderful time, reflections, happy moments, great people and cold Sweden weather! For me “Learn , do ,stay inspired “project was a place for meeting new people, making friends, inspiring , challenging and revealing myself. This was the project I really liked and enjoyed.”

 

Karen Kaplakchyan

“My first experience of such international projects was really a great one and left me very inspired. #Learn – a lot of good materials about non formal education, energizers, project management etc. #Do – mission impossible and open space projects came to be a great tool to express yourself, work in a team and to do what you have known or just learnt. #Inspired – Every time is a right time and every person is a right person who is ready to join the team and has his input. This project left me very inspired and gave me a great dose of motivation to go on with this kind of international projects, to join more local projects and share what I got in Sweden, as Sharing is Caring.”

Syrian-Armenian and Local Youth Empowerment program

 We are glad to announce that “Skills and knowledge for youth empowerment” one-year program is now accepting applications.

“Armenian Progressive Youth” NGO invites 18 to 30-year-old Syrian-Armenian and local youth to participate in “Skills and knowledge for youth empowerment” one-year program. The program aims to promote the integration of displaced and conflict-affected young people and their local peers as well as provide career orientation guidance, capacity building trainings and workshops. It also aims to create employment opportunities through the provision of funds to support their activities. A youth club will be established within the framework of the project, in which 25 young Syrian-Armenians and locals will be involved. Selected candidates will have an opportunity to participate in weekly meetings. Each meeting will lastfor about 2 hours. The meetings will be held by “Armenian Progressive Youth” NGO’s club leaders.

By taking part in the program participants will have the opportunity to:

• Take part in the “Skills and knowledge of youth empowerment” program’s major components;
•Complete an internship at the “Armenian Progressive Youth” NGO, putting into practice the acquired knowledge and skills;
• Become a member of “Armenian Progressive Youth” NGO’s youth network and participate in local and international youth programs offered by the organization;
•Acquire new contacts, make new friends and get actively involved in social and youth programs.

Apply if you:

• Are 18-30 years old Syrian-Armenian or a local;
• Want to develop your skills and knowledge;
• Are ready to spend 2 hours weekly on club meetings;

How to apply:

• Send a motivation letter about why you want to participate in the program to youth_empowerment@apy.am
• The letter can be sent either in English or in Eastern or Western Armenian.

Dates and Deadlines

• The deadline for applications is February 5, 2017.
• The results are expected to be published on February 10, 2017.
• The project is planned to start on February 15.
• The total duration of the project is until February, 2018. Participation is free of charge.

Should you have any questions do not hesitate to contact Adrine Aghabekyan at adrineaghabekyan@apy.am or by calling (010) 523870 number. You can also visit our office located at 24 Saryan str. or write to our Facebook page. The project is implemented by “Armenian Progressive Youth” NGO and “World Vision Armenia”, funded by US Department of State: Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration.

Սիրիահայ և տեղացի երիտասարդների հզորացման ծրագիր

«Հմտություններ և գիտելիքներ հանուն երիտասարդների հզորացման» մեկամյա ծրագրի հայտերի ընդունում

«Հայ Առաջադեմ Երիտասարդություն» ՀԿ-ն հրավիրում է 18-ից 30 տարեկան սիրիահայ և տեղացի երիտասարդներին մասնակցելու «Հմտություններ և գիտելիքներ հանուն երիտասարդների հզորացման» մեկ տարի տևողությամբ ծրագրին։

Ծրագրի նպատակն է նպաստել տեղահանված և հակամարտությունից տուժած երիտասարդների և իրենց տեղացի հասակակիցների ինտեգրմանը Հայաստանում, ինչպես նաև մասնագիտական կողմնորոշման, դասընթացների, գործնական աշխատանքների ու զբաղվածության հնարավորություններ ստեղծելու միջոցով աջակցել նրանց կենսագործունեության միջոցների ապահովմանը: Ծրագրի շրջանակներում կստեղծվի երիտասարդական ակումբ, որում կներգրավվի 25 սիրիահայ և տեղացի երիտասարդ։ Ընտրված երիտասարդները հնարավորություն կստանան շաբաթական 1 անգամ մասնակցել հանդիպումների։ Յուրաքանչյուր հանդիպման տևողությունը 2 ժամ։

Հանդիպումները կանցկացնեն «Հայ Առաջադեմ Երիտասարդություն» ՀԿ ակումբավարները։ Ծրագրին մասնակցելով երիտասարդական ակումբի սիրիահայ և տեղացի անդամները հնարավորություն կստանան՝

• Մասնակցել հմտություններ և գիտելիքներ հանուն երիտասարդների հզորացման ծրագրի հիմնական բաղադրիչներին,
• Պրակտիկա անցնել «Հայ Առաջադեմ Երիտասարդություն» ՀԿ-ում՝ գործնականում կիրառելով ձեռք բերված գիտելիքներն ու հմտությունները,
• Դառնալ «Հայ Առաջադեմ Երիտասարդություն» ՀԿ-ի երիտասարդական ցանցի անդամ և օգտվել կազմակերպության կողմից առաջարկվող տեղական և միջազգային երիտասարդական ծրագրերից,
• Ձեռք բերել ծանոթություններ, նոր ընկերներ և առավելապես ակտիվ ընդգրկվել հասարակական, երիտասարդական ծրագրերում։

Կարող եք դիմել, եթե՝

• 18-30 տարեկան սիրիահայ կամ տեղացի երիտասարդ եք։
• Ցանկանում են զարգացնել ձեր հմտություններն ու գիտելիքները։
• Պատրաստ եք շաբաթական 2 ժամ տրամադրել ակումբի հանդիպումներին։

Ինչպես դիմել՝
• Ուղարկել կարճ հետ հետաքրքրության նամակ (Motivation Letter), թե ինչու եք ցանկանում մասնակցել ծրագրին՝ youth_empowerment@apy.am էլէկտրոնային փոստի հասցեով։
• Նամակը կարող եք ուղարկել արևելահայերեն, արևմտահայերեն կամ անգլերեն՝ ըստ ձեր ցանկության։

Ժամկետներ
• Դիմումների ընդունման վերջնաժամկետն է 2017-ի փետրվարի 5-ը։
• Արդյունքները ակնկալվում է հրապարակել ս/թ փետրվարի 10-ին:
• Ծրագրի մեկնարկը նախատեսվում է փետրվարի 15-ին։
• Ծրագրի ընդհանուր տևողությունը մինչև 2018-ի փետրվար։

Ծրագրին մասնակցությունը անվճար է։

Հարցերի դեպքում կարող եք դիմել Ադրինե Աղաբեկյանին` գրելով հետևյալ էկտրոնային հասցեին` adrineaghabekyan@apy.am կամ զանգահարելով (010) 523870 հեռախոսահամարին: Ցանկության դեպքում կարող եք մանրամասների համար այցելել մեր գրասենյակ Սարյան 24 հասցեով կամ գրել մեր ֆեյսբուքյան էջին։ Ծրագիրն իրականացվում է «Հայ Առաջադեմ Երիտասարդություն» ՀԿ-ի և «Վորլդ Վիժն Հայաստան»-ի կողմից՝ ԱՄՆ պետդեպարտամենտի բնակչության, փախստականների և միգրացիայի բյուրոյի ֆինանսավորմամբ:

 

 

Urgent Call for an Armenian Volunteer for an EVS Project in Poland

If you live in Armenia and would like to become a European Service volunteer at the Cultural Association “Postcard” in Poland, then this open call is for YOU!

(Please, read all the details before you apply)

When?! – The end of January 2017 until the end of September 2017.
Where?! – In Poland, in a small town called Hajnówka, in the region of Bialowieza National Forest.

Association’s activities are carried out by a group of independent artists associated mainly with the theater but also with photography, music, dance. Main activity of our association is organization of WERTEP International Theatre Festival.
accommodation, food and transport arrangements

We guarantee:
– financially: we reimburse the costs of visa, transportation to Poland and local transport
– logistically: accommodation, food and pocket money (85 euro per month)
– artistically: participation in small and large projects implemented by the Association and A3Theatre

 

Training during the project

The volunteer will participate in mid-term training in Toruń.
Also volunteer will learn Polish language and improve their English.
Volunteer profile

We are looking for
– A girl or boy
– between 20-29 years old
– who is curious of everything – new experiences, e.g. organizing theatrical festival, creating theatrical show and scenography, and at the same time – living in a small town, getting to know with local communities and local traditions
– who is eager for cooperation and working in a group
– who is interested in theatre, scenography, design, photography, design of advertising materials
BUT if you have any other interests, tell us about them, maybe we will find something in common.

For us it is important:
– willingness of being in a group with other volunteers
– openness to new challenges
– willingness of learning new things
– willingness of sharing your experience
How to apply

Please send us an email titled “Urgent call for EVS” with your CV (in English) with photo and covering letter. Please explain why do you want to participate in this project and mention Armenian Progressive Youth NGO as your sending organisation from Armenia.
All documents send to: evs.wertepfestival@gmail.com.

Deadline: 15.01.2017.

After being positively considered in first step of recruitment process we are going to carry out a Skype interview.
We will let you know by e-mail about the results.

Once you are selected, Armenian Progressive Youth NGO will support you with pre-training before your voluntary service and visa procedure.