Number of volunteers:6
The workcamp will be developed in Panciu, a small and rural village in the Vrancea country, around 200 km north from Bucarest. Here the Roma families live in situation of strong indigence and a discrimination toward this ethnic group still exists in school, in work contexts and in the political sphere. Every family has in average 4/6 children, who often grow without figures of reference and in risk of abandonment. The local association "Lumea lui Pinocchio" (“Pinocchio's world”) is strongly committed for the improvement of the integration and the active partecipation of the Roma's population in the Romanian society, expecially with regards to the minors. Every activity of the Daily Center Pinocchio (sport, music, theatre, street art and computer workshops) has the aim of promoting educational projects of personal growth and mutual exchange, targeted at the most disadvantaged children and youngsters. In the Center children of 3-16 years old do activity of scholastic support, creative games and workshops. The local staff is composed by 1 coordinator/educator, 1 educator, 1 social worker, 1 secretary- accountant, 1 cook, 1 cleaning woman. Romanian volunteers and other international long-term volunteers collaborate with the local staff in the Center. During the summer 2019 we would like to propose games, manual activities, creative workshops with the goal to offer some aggregative moments and educational opportunities to the children and young people of the Panciu community. The aim is to create moments of sharing, of reciprocal exchange, and to the discover the richness of other people through the play.
- Organize and realize recreational activities for the children: games, playing music, juggling, stilts, painting activities, theatre activities, sports events; - Helping the staff in cleaning the Educational Center Pinocchio, put in order, go shopping and prepare lunch for the children. - Helping in manual tasks to improve the structure of the Educational Center Pinocchio and the house of volunteers: for example, painting of doors or windows, cleanings, etc.
Asociatia Lumea lui Pinocchio is a non-profit organization founded in 2001 in Panciu, Vrancea, Romania. In 2002, Association Lumea lui Pinocchio (ex Rom pentru Rom) began its activity in Panciu in order to support a sustainable local development. First of all, the association developed projects dealing with the building of houses of some of the poorest Roma families of Panciu and also proposing training opportunities about IT, carpentry and non-formal education. Deepening its knowledge of the territory and observing the local socio-educational problems, in 2006, the Associ- ation changed its vision starting to operate directly with children and youngsters. Thus, it has been founded the Educational Daily Centre “Pinocchio” in order to work on social integration starting from an early age. At the moment the association focuses its activities on two main cores: - Daily Socio-Educational Centre Pinocchio (accredited as social services provider), for disadvante- ged chidlren, youngsters and families of Panciu, in particular those who belong to the local Roma minority; - Centre for the Promotion of voluntarism Since 2003 the association is accredited for the hosting, sending and coordination of volunteers un- der the European Voluntary Service and has a multi-year experience in managing youth exchanges projects, both actions being included in the Youth in Action program (now Erasmus+). Since its foundation the association also hosts solidarity workcamps and other groups of short-term volunteers (e.g. scouts, clowns' association, etc.) that usually help both with the educational activiti- es and also with manual activities for the maintenance of the association's buildings.
Panciu (jud. Vrancea – Romania)
Lodging: The accommodation will be in a clean room without beds. It is therefore necessary to bring a sleeping bag and an inflatable mattress. The accommodation has 2 bathrooms with showers. The volunteers will manage themselves to prepare their breakfast and dinner using a fully equipped kitchen. Lunch will be done with the children and prepared together with the staff. The volunteer will clean their spaces.
Associazione di Promozione Sociale
Via Buonarroti 39, 00185, ROMA
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