What is Youth 4 Youths - Short Term Group ESC?
Youth 4 Youths is an international exchange project of Jeugddienst Don Bosco vzw and its volunteers. More specific, it is a volunteering project for 16 international animators who will do a service in Belgian grass roots youthwork. The service consists of 2 weeks, from Monday till Friday, of volunteering on a Flemish Don Bosco playground. The animators will be split up into groups (max. 4 volunteers) and will be active on the different Don Bosco playgrounds (oratories). The aim is to create a joyful time and holidays for the children from the age group of 4 to 16. The volunteers will be working together with Belgian animators to develop creative, challenging and nice activities for the children coming to the playground. The volunteers work together in planning, leading and evaluation of the programs and thus take active participation in the work with the children (and animators).
European volunteers will learn a lot by the non-formal way of cooperating with Belgian animators but as well by meeting the children in a playful environment. The volunteers will train and develop themselves on different levels: youth leadership, social skills, youth work skills, language competence, ....
During the weekends, all the international volunteers will take part in a joint program which is organized and carried out by Jeugddienst Don Bosco. This program will offer training, evaluation, intercultural activities and cultural sightseeing.