Deadline:

15 March 2020.

Location:

Wavre, Belgium

(Partially Funded)

Description

Caritas Centre for women and children asylum seekers

This project consists of hosting vulnerable female asylum seekers, single or with children in 21 apartments. The team assists the residents in the legal, social and medical field. The goal is to give the women a maximum of autonomy starting from their own capacity in order to be ready to leave the Logis and start an independent life.

More Details

 Volunteers will be working together with the team to provide individual support and carry out activities for residents. Their main role will be to guide, inform and motivate families regarding activities and appointments. They will also: – help with the organisation of the daycare (0 to 3 years old babies) – co-lead & to co-organise activities for children (creative & artistic workshops, sports activities,…) – co-organise workshops with families in order to improve communication & community harmony (cooking workshop or any other activities) – offer individual support to new families (ex: how to read a map, how to take public transportation,…)

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Reception
  • integration of refugees and migrants
  • Volunteering

Required Languages

English

Eligible Countries

EGYPT, SYRIA, PALESTINE, JORDAN, LEBANON, TUNISIA, ALGERIA, MOROCCO, LIBYA, TURKEY, CYPRUS, & OTHER COUNTRIES ARE NOT FROM THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA.

Program Period

52 Weeks.

During the period 01/08/2020 to 31/10/2021

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • The program is looking for volunteers who are interested by migration issues & willing to interact with asylum seekers (especially with women & children).
  • They are not looking for any type of special skills, motivation being the most important criteria for the selection of the volunteers.
  • The best qualities of a volunteer for this type of project are: flexibility, open-mindedness, empathy, team spirit, interpersonal skills, ready to take initiatives & good capacity to adapt.
  • Volunteers should be ready to live in an isolated place & to face residents who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Opportunity Cost

(Partially Funded)

  • The two volunteers will share a flat within the Logis de Louvranges, it means the volunteers will live on their workplace. They will share a kitchen/living room area as well as a bathroom but each of them will have their own bedroom.
  • They will get a travel card allowing them to access the closest cities (Ottiginies, Louvain-la-Neuve, Wavre) & Brussels.
  • Volunteer will receive a monthly allowance (about 300€) for food & pocket money (120€). Keep in mind that the Logis de Louvranges are located in an ISOLATED area, there are few buses passing by.
  • Volunteers will receive a pre-departure training by their sending organization before the activity.
  • Volunteers will then participate in 2 ESC seminars organised by the National Agency (on-arrival and mid-term-meetings) and an on-arrival training organised by the Coordinating Organisation while in Belgium. Additionally, trainings related to asylum policy & psychosocial aspects will be proposed to volunteers according to opportunities.
  • Possibility to attend French lessons if needed.

How to Apply

First Step: Create an account on the official website of The European Solidarity Corps from here.

Second Step: Write a motivation letter limited to 600 characters from here.

Third Step: It will be sent to the organization and they will contact you if your application is accepted.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Hadeer Magdy/ Egypt

Reviewed by” Ahmed Elgarf / Egypt
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team