Skills development and community empowerment in rural areas

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 want to engage in skills development in the rural sector? You are open-minded and competent in multimedia communication? In this project you will join an organisation in their efforts for strong local livelihoods. You should be proactive, open-minded and have a background in a field related to agricultural sciences, social services or education and teaching. Proficiency in spoken and written English is an asset.

Peace Trust is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) which promotes sustainable development strategies in Dindigul, a city in the South Indian state Tamil Nadu. Its activities focus on education, children’s rights, environmental protection, women empowerment and vocational training. 50 staff members implement grassroots level projects as well as national awareness programmes. Trough access to financial credits, campaigns on health and sanitation as well as water and soil conservation, the organisation contributes to the improvement of local livelihoods.

As a GLEN intern you will join the Peace Trust team in a variety of activities. You will contribute to the programme on vocational education and employment facilitation. Peace Trust believes that classes to support the personal development of students and to develop communication skills are key to improve chances of the rural youth to get a secure and well-paid job. Furthermore, you will support the NGO in online communication and document the activities in a creative way, using different audiovisual media.

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

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

The GLEN tandem will be formed by a German and a Lithuanian participant.

Program component: GLEN GéCo

Language(s): English

Topic/area(s) of interest: Ecology/Environment, Education

Vocational field(s): Health/Health Care, Craft, Agriculture, Social Services, Education/Teaching, Administration

Field(s) of study: Agricultural/Forest Science, Social Sciences, Environmental Sciences

Period of the internship: 3 months between July 2017 and January 2018

Country: India

Number of Participants: 2

Proposed by: J. Paul Baskar, Chairman

Classification of the internship in the development fields: 2 (Education), 13 (Environment)

Numéro du stage: 50004002-1208


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