WHO are we ?
Hello, in this blog we will keep you informed about the Erasmus + project Volunteering X-change that will take place in Oudenaarde, Belgium from 02/08/2014 until 09/08/2014. We (the participants ) will make a daily post with some pictures, a movie, an interview or some text about what we did every day.
The project is organized by three organizations, The Outsider Club (BE), the host organization, PEEK (UK) and Youth department of Helsinki (FI). The Outsider Club tries to create a strong youth policy for young persons between the age of 6 and 30. With social, cultural and mainly sports and adventurous activities that stimulate participation, growth and education of children and young people. PEEK , a charity based in Glasgow, which works with children and young people aged 5-25 living in the East End of Glasgow and North of Glasgow – giving them the motivation, self-confidence and skills they need to change their lives. In a typical week, they provide high quality, diverse & innovative arts, leisure and free play activities over 450 children and 70 young people. The last partner is the Youth department of the city of Helsinki, the mission of this organization is to support young people’s life choices and their sense of responsibility as well as to increase their participation. In the first place this means creating the prerequisites for moral and ideological growth; and thirdly it means shouldering responsibilities for young people’s social risks and place in society.
This exchange will be an opportunity for us to skill-share, to improve our communication and team working skills, to develop our facilitation skills, to broaden our horizon and to promote both local and international volunteerism. This project will promote intercultural learning and understanding and produce more active citizens. In the longer term, it is hoped that the project will continue in the UK and Finland in the following years.