European Solidarity Corps Volunteering Projects
PROJECT NAME: DREAM: eDucaRE alla Multiculturalità 2019-3-IT03-ESC11-017122
Procedure of selection for TULIME ONLUS
For mobilities from Egypt, Tunisia, Turkey and Portugal to Italy / Volunteers will make the registration to the ESC database https://europa.eu/youth/solidarity_en / Volunteers send CV and motivation letter (in English) to the sending organization / The sending organization make a first pre-selection of the candidacies / The volunteers will have and interview on Skype with the hosting organization / The hosting and sending organization will choose together the volunteers
Volunteer profile / 17 -30 years old / Interest for migration and intercultural education / volunteers who are dynamic, creative, sociable, willing to spend time with needy persons and patient in working with them / people who have a strong motivation to develop intercultural and mediation skills / inclination to leave in a multicultural environment
Period of activities
01/02/20 – 31/07/20
(the mobility must last 180 days, excluding 2 travel days)
Tulime’s office (Viale della Regione Siciliana 2156, Palermo), 3 primary schools in disadvantaged areas of Palermo, places of the events organized by Tulime
(4 volunteers: one from Egypt, one from Portugal, one from Turkey and one from Tunisia) – Activity 1: EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS ON LINGUISTIC AND CULTURAL DIFFERENCES: the volunteers will be involved in the logistic organization and in the practical realization of the workshops to be carried out in schools through cartoons, games and non-formal education techniques.
WORKSHOP 1: intercultural language learning activities – there will be bilingual ice breakers (Italian-English) working on getting to know the group of pupils and welcoming others.
WORKSHOP 2: bilingual dialogues (Italian-English) – through the use of storytelling as a pedagogical and didactic tool and the usage of vignettes and interactive material, aiming at learning linguistic and cultural differences. Indeed, linguistic knowledge plays a central role in determining pupils’ learning modalities, as children learn through an active process of manipulation and transformation of oral and written language.
WORKSHOP 3: Round Dance – starting from a game that unites all areas of the globe and taking advantage of the different geographical origin of the volunteers, songs and rhymes will be used to valorize the beauty of cultural diversity.
WORKSHOP 4: final meeting – a closure event is planned, which will be the moment of the dissemination of the project’s results as well as a moment of sharing among all the actors involved.of the sending associations.
Accommodation and food
The volunteers will be hosted in a house in the center of Palermo with other two volunteers involved in a different project (they’ll be six until July). The house is equipped with all basic necessities and the rooms will be for one or two volunteers, the double rooms will host volunteers of the same sex and each volunteer will have his/her bed, desk and wardrobe. There is internet connection with wi-fi. The volunteers will receive a pocket money to buy independently their food meeting in this way their food needs/intolerance
They will follow the Online Linguistic Support (OLS), an online language course to improve their competence. This is an official instrument the offers participants in Erasmus+ long-term mobility activities (Key Action 1) the opportunity to assess their skills for Italian and english language. Tulime will do the best to let volunteers attend also an Italian course with frontal lessons.
In Italy The volunteer will receive 5 € per day as established from European Solidarity Corps Programme. He/she will receive the correspondent monthly import at the beginning of the month. The organization will provide a monthly bus ticket to cover the transfers into Palermo
Daily work, day off per week, holidays
The volunteers will work approximately with this time table: morning 8.00 – 14.00, from Monday to Friday. The timetable it can be different, depending on specific needs concerning the workshop with the school or the events organized by Tulime. Every week together with their mentor it will be defined a weekly work plan. Generally the week end are free but if there will be the necessity to do some activities the volunteers will make up the hours during the week. The participants at EVS project will have 12 working days free, during their 6 months of activities.
The participants will have a CIGNA insurance which covers all their needs for all the duration of their project.
Expected learning outcomes The project aims at enhance the awareness about the importance to promote solidarity starting from the value of the differences in favour of a bigger social inclusion. The solidarity and the value of the differences will be show in the long term thanks to the activities among the volunteers, the students, teachers and families involved in the project.
DESCRIPTION OF THE HOSTING ORGANISATION
Tulime Onlus- Viale della Regione Siciliana 2156, Palermo The association Tulime is an organization of volunteering employed since 2012 in activities of international cooperation in Tanzania, Uganda and Nepal and in the implementation of development interventions on the place. Tulime, that means “we cultivate” in Swahili language, promote the culture of sharing and co-development, of the ecology, of hospitality and respect of human rights with an approach oriented to the awareness and to improvement of the life quality.
Over the years, the Association has worked with national and international projects concerning volunteering, the aware tourism, the disability, migration, Education to Development and Peace in the schools. Tulime is sending, coordinating and hosting organization with projects of individual or international mobility. The association is also part of the territorial network of associations working on promotion of activities in the schools, migration, education to the differences and support to vulnerable subjects. Tulime involves young people in training and educational projects both in Italy and abroad, where they experience a range of educational and cultural activities. In the past years Tulime promoted many interventions in the schools (Project Schools) starting from the national project EAS (education to development). In this way the association met the students, teachers, coordinators and it understood how many strong is the need of initiatives involved in creation of moments of reflection, dialogue among different cultures, education to the difference.
Palermo is a city with 673735 inhabitants and since many years it hosts a community of migrants who decided to live in Italy. The minors of second generation are more than 7000 in the city and they are compering themselves with a system totally different from that of their parents. They are aware of the place in which they live, but they don’t feel themselves integrated especially in the peripheral areas of Palermo. These areas are more needed of interventions to promote equality and solidarity.
– For to apply, send your CV and Motivation Letter in English to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please write “EVS in Italy” as a subject.
– Deadline for application: 03.01.2020