Nonformal education and development initiatives with internally displaced children and youth

GLEN combines mutual learning in the Global North and Global South with inner-European exchange. European tandems from Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia as well as Germany form the project teams during a three-month internship in the Global South. They also visit three seminars together, where English is the working language. These experiences of peer-to-peer learning and a change of perspective are the foundation for GLEN participant’s Global Learning Activity.

This project is carried out in a nonformal education center implementing vocational education and development programmes for youth and displaced children. You should have experience in working with youth and children. Working skills in youth activation and mobilization and active involvement will be a plus for this project. If you are a good team player, have organizational talent and the ability to easily adapt to new environments, you are very welcome to apply for this project!

In 2008, after the Russian-Georgian war, about 2.000 internally displaced people (IDPs) from South Oseti and Abkhazia settled in the village of Koda. The host organization Koda Community Education Center (KCEC) was established in 2010 and aims at contributing to the municipal development. They support the integration of IDPs in the local communities and promote active citizenship. KCEC represents the first nonformal education center in Tretritskaro municipality.

The organization implements vocational education and personal development programmes. There are six staff members, approximately ten trainers and about 30 youth club members at KCEC. In addition, there are about 20 children separated in two development classes. About 26 different workshops and programmes are implemented (English and computer classes, personal development trainings, accountancy course, business plan writing and business management training course, enamel and sewing, knitting, embroidery and patchwork, furniture making, shoe making, plumber, house painting and others).

The internship will take place in the Kvemo Kartli Region in the village of Koda, Georgia. Concrete tasks of the interns include: working with KCEC youth club and children development classes and conducting personal development training for youth and children. You will also plan and implement different community activities, projects and events, provide assistance for the center’s administration and participate in the annual festival of KCEC.

The scheduled time period for the internship is three months between September and December 2017.

Trainings and seminars prior to the internship will be held in English.

The GLEN tandem will be formed by a German and a Czech participant, collaborating with a Georgian participant.

Program component: GLEN Anglo

Language(s): English, Russian

Topic / area(s) of interest: Society, Education

Vocational field(s)/field(s) of study: Education/Teaching, Social Services

Field(s) of study:  Social Sciences, Cultural Studies/Arts, Pedagogy/Education

Vocational field(s)/field(s) of study: Education/Teaching, Social Services, Non-formal Education

Period of the internship: 3 months between September and December 2017

Country: Georgia

Number of Participants: 2

Proposed by: Koda Community Education Center (KCEC)

Classification of the internship in the development fields: (4) Civil Participation, (6) Youth and Child Care

Number of the internship: 50004002-1104


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