Creating and editing a newsletter on urban micro-farming

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 a passionate photographer and writer? You have a background in journalism, graphic design or communication? If you are interested in urban agriculture and sustainable income generation, this project might be the right one for you! We are looking for two proactive participants with excellent skills in photography, writing and editing. Ideally, you have already gained some experiences in project management.

Abalimi Bezekhaya & Harvest of Hope is a South African non-profit organisation (NPO) which trains and supports unemployed adults to grow their own vegetables in micro-farms. Farmers are enabled to support their families with self-grown products and to earn a regular income through selling their products via the non-profit Harvest of Hope, using their pack shed and marketing business. Based in Cape Town, Abalimi works in low-income settlements, which are characterized by crime and unemployment rates of 40% and more. With their projects in private and community gardens, the Abalimi team wants to create a basis for sustainable lifestyles, self-help job creation, poverty alleviation and environmental renewal.

Your task will be to collect stories and images for the annual newsletter. According to your skills, you will write, produce, design and co-edit the newsletter up to its final publication. After getting to know all activities and picking a specific theme, you will spend one month writing stories and taking pictures. Please bring a good camera and a laptop (preferably insured) to work in the Abalimi headquarters. You will also update databases and co-manage the process of printing, publishing and distributing the newsletter.

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

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

The GLEN tandem will be formed by a Polish and a Slovakian participant.

Program component: GLEN Anglo

Language(s): English

Topic / area(s) of interest: Media and Information, Journalism, Sustainable economy, Urban development

Vocational field(s)/field(s) of study: IT/Web design, Agriculture, Media/Communication services, Administration

Field(s) of study:Social Sciences, Communication Science/Media studies, Urban agriculture, Journalism

Period of the internship: 3 months between July and September

Country: South Africa

Number of Participants: 2

Proposed by: Rob Small, Resource mobilisation director

Classification of the internship in the development fields: 11 (Sustainable economy), 12 (Urban development)

Number of the internship: 50004002-1119


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