EVS in Palestine for Polish Volunteer!
Location: Nablus, Palestine
Period: 01/09/2017 – 27/02/2018
Deadline: 30 August 2017
Human Supporters Association and Semper Avanti Association are looking for Polish Volunteers! Infopack: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B23is9PxHHz9N0g1QzJRdnN2bTg/view
Human Supporters Association’s mission is to empower, mobilize, and serve the local community with a special focus on children, youth, and women. The aim is to teach them how to become proactive in their own society in a positive, productive manner, and to pave the way for future community leaders with a self- critical approach. Our mission is to prevent Nablus’ traumatised children and youth from developing without any treatment or required help. This group is provided accompanying treatments with psychological support. Our objective is therefore to aid the affected people’s and reintegrate them back into society giving children, youth, and women equal opportunities to have an impact on their society. In addition, we strive to build a tolerable society and eradicate discrimination against social classes, and gender and religious inequality.
The Nablus District, in the northern West Bank, includes three refugee camps, eight towns and 43 villages and its home to approximately 316.000 people, 39.7% of whom are children aged 15 or below . Nablus, its main town, has been for centuries one of the main Palestinian cultural and commercial centres. School facilities across Palestine suffer from deteriorated classrooms and facilities. The Ministry of Education does not have sufficient funds to fully maintain or develop safe, engaging and healthy educational services. In addition to this, in Nablus the average number of children per classroom is 28 in urban/rural areas and 33 in refugee camps . As a consequence, quality of teaching is very low and students complain of teachers’ insufficient knowledge of subjects, boredom related to rote memorization, dictation and recitation as teaching techniques, teachers’ lack of communication skills, the scarcity of academic, career, and psychological counsellors and a lack of extracurricular activities. Teachers are either not trained or not enabled to pay enough attention to all students; hence, children with challenges (that can be caused by a number of factors, including traumatic experiences, harsh housing/family conditions, learning difficulties or health problems) are often not detected or not properly followed. Furthermore, the city, the camps and many of the small villages in the area lack safe public places for children and youth, and, despite their talents and natural aspirations, youngsters have very limited opportunities to invest in after-school leisure activities, which would enhance their sense of cultural identity and belonging, and are torn between their dreams for the future and the scarcity of services and spaces addressed to them.
Zgłoszenia w formie CV (Imię_Nazwisko_CV) oraz listu motywacyjnego (Imię_Nazwisko_ML) w języku angielskim należy przesłać na adres firstname.lastname@example.org w tytule wiadomości wpisując „Wolontariat Palestyna”.
More information: http://semperavanti.org/wolontariat-w-palestynie/