There are two different aims in our “Tell Your Story” project. Our first aim is to provide desired qualifications which are neccessary for the working world to the disadvantaged volunteers who will take part in the project and ensure their employment. Our second aim is to find solutions of the challenges the vulnarable groups – early school leavers, people with learning dificulties, people who can’t find jobs, children and young people who are from the families with lower incomes, physically and mentally disabled people, migrants and Roma people – of our partners face such as exclusion, the state of being minority because of race, langauge, religion , ethnic roots and physical deformation, etc from the public who has prejeduces, unemployment, lack of education, lack of personal, social and occupational development, in capable of adapting themselves with the fast moving technology, elderly people feel lonely, insensitiveness of the society. towards vulnarable groups.
With our “Tell Your Story” project, we would like to improve the aforementioned bleeding wounds of the society, to reveal the EU values, to defend the principles such as human rights, freedom and equality and to advocate the rights of vulnerable groups.
Our project consists of 2 activities: the 1st one will take place in Porto Salvo, Portugal, and the 2nd one will take place in Fumureni, Romania. There will one volunteer in the first activity and two volunteers in the 2nd activity.
The volunteer in the 1st activity will work with disadvantaged children and young people, immigrants, disabled people and elderly people in the elderly care home. The volunteer will take part in the cultural, artistic, sportive, scientific and research activities and non formal trainings which take place in Casa Europa as a public house for the disadvantaged groups. Our volunteer will carry out activities such as painting, music, handicrafts, dance and theater with disadvantaged children and young people and the elderly in the elderly care home and will enable them to be active in social life. Our volunteer will organize aid campaigns for groups in need of assistance and will collect second-hand goods and distribute them to those in need. He/She will participate in organising the summer camps, entertainments, sports events, cultural activities, intercultural events, picnics, festivals, training courses, youth exchanges and labor camps.
The volunteers in the 2nd activity will work with the children, young and adult Roma people. Our volunteers will organise different activities with the children from the adults and work on them to have initiative and social skills. Also they will have tasks in conferences, seminars and forum theatre for their inclusion. In this activity, the hosting organisation will deliver trainings for our volunteers about children’s games, outdoor activities, social entrepreneurship and drama. The volunteers will have an experience about fighting against social exclusion and will be able to apply their new competences with the migrants in our country. Also in this activity, our volunteer will have an opportunity to make
realize their personal projects and generate activities with their own ideas in development of the Roma people.
Hosting Organisation: ProAtlântico – Associação Juvenil
Venue: Porto Salvo, Portugal
Ugur Nurlu, who went to Porto Salvo, Portugal for 10 months with our European Solidarity Corps Project “Tell Your Story”, has come back home. Ugur took activities for the disabled people to enable them to live autonomously and to improve their social development and fine motor skills and to meet their emotional needs in our Portuguese partner, ProAtlântico – Associação Juvenil as the hosting organisation. He learned Portuguese. He developed his English language skills. He had common activities with the other volunteers from different countries. He learned their culture and taught them our culture. Ugur had a lot of new knowledge and skills for his personal, social and occupational development with the project.
Hosting Organisation: Asociatia Forumul Cetatenesc pentru Actiune Sociala si Educatie Civica
Venue: Fumuremi, Romania
İsmail Akyağ: March 2020 – January 2021