Youth empowerment through education and intercultural exchange

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.

You are convinced that a diverse and critical education is the basis for all social change? You have a background in teaching, social sciences, sustainable development or in an IT-related field? Well, this project might be of interest for you! You should have some experience in teaching or workshop facilitation, gained in a formal or non-formal context. Fundraising and marketing skills will also be much appreciated. A strong interest in intercultural learning and good communication skills are assets.

The Education Gathering Group (EGG) creates community based education programmes to empower young people. It was established in2011 inHpa-An, Myanmar, to improve students’ English skills and to promote higher education among the younger generations. Today, the Community Development and Leadership Program counts 62 active students and 58 alumni. It offers high quality education to students with academic interests by equipping them with skills for a professional career and knowledge on challenges related to health, gender and environment. EGG has become a platform for community-based collaboration. It encourages critical thinking and an active dialog between religions, ethnicities and age groups.

Together with two local interns and your GLEN tandem partner, you will support EGG in teaching and public relations work. You will organise three classes a week on topics related to social sciences, community development, information technology or the English language. You are further encouraged to organise cultural events and workshops outside the formal education programme, for example in the youth community café and in the Youth Learning Centre (YLC) which were opened in 2014 and 2015, respectively. By exchanging experiences and perspectives, EGG wants to enhance its programme structure and gain input for future networking and marketing.

The scheduled time for the internship is three months between July and beginning of October 2017.

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

The GLEN tandem will be formed by a Czech and a Slovene participant.

Program component: GLEN Anglo

Language(s): English

Topic / area(s) of interest: Education, Media and Information, Civil Participation

Vocational field(s): Craft, IT/Web design, Arts/Culture, Education/Teaching, Tourism, Administration

Field(s) of study: Social sciences, Communication science/Media studies, Pedagogy/Education, Tourism

Vocational field(s)/field(s) of study: Community development, Intercultural exchange

Period of the internship: 3 months between July 3rd and October 7th

Country: Myanmar

Number of Participants: 2

Proposed by: Nan Yinn Yinn, Principal

Classification of the internship in the development fields: 2 (Education), 4 (Civil Participation)

Number of the internship: 50004002-1116




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