Across Continents is a European Voluntary Service (EVS) project, action 2 of the Youth in Action Programme of the European Commission.
Across Continents is a European Voluntary service (EVS) project. Through Volunteering and International cooperation it aims to promote a culture of peace and Human rights. Volunteers worked with children and youth from various contexts and background developing human aright education activities, arts, sports among others contributing to the community development and at the same time, learning valuable experiences and competences useful for their life at personal and professional level. WNSO implemented EVS program in Nepal in collaboration with CEIPES and the project was supported by youth in action program of European Commission. It was a group EVS program which managed four international volunteering placements in Nepal. There were four sending Countries: Italy, Spain, France and Netherlands. International volunteers worked together with Nepalese Volunteers to get the knowledge, Insights and ideas in different field of intercultural learning. The methodology used throughout the project in the framework of non- formal education and peace education approach: experiential learning, cooperative learning, active participation, learning by doing. In summary, the aim of this project was to help the community especially in the orphanage and disable centre and to work with peers of school/colleges for the inclusion and promote intercultural learning among volunteers.
Across Continents is an enriching experience for the NGOs and volunteers involved. Through volunteering and international cooperation it aims to promote a culture of peace and human rights world-wide.
Across Continents in Nepal
Youth Human Rights Education Club (YHRE Club):
YHRE Club is one activity carried out with students at higher secondary schools. Volunteers will collaborate in design the activities focusing on different themes each time (human rights, citizenship, youth policy etc), thus helping to give continuity to a project that requires a great participation. They will deal in the implementation of debates, BLOG competitions, workshops, painting, etc.
School of disabled:
Volunteers will be involved in workshops that involves recreational, educational and cultural activities (debates, festivals, cinema etc) and in mentoring students with disabilities, guiding them in their studies.
Leisure activities in an orphanage:
Volunteers will be involved in the entertainment activities in an orphanage that hosts children studying in public schools. The main role of the volunteers will be to support the staff of the orphanage for the free time activities with the children. Volunteers will involve the children in various disciplines and practices such as sports, arts workshops, etc.
Host organisation: Worldwide Nepalese Students' Organisation - http://www.wnso.org/
Starting date: 1° May 2012 for 5 months
Working time: 6 hours a day / 5 days a week