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- Code : SVI-RENA
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / FRA
- Age : 18 - 28
Renaissance is a house of life that hosts 18 grown-ups suffering from a physical disability by birth (cerebral palsy). Its goals are to guarantee them an adapted living place while remaining oriented to the outside world. Renaissance aspires to be a house of life where each resident participates in the daily living tasks, according to their capacities. These tasks take place with different contributors (educators, occupational therapists, speech therapists, nurses, social workers, physiotherapists). It consists in a multidisciplinary team where everyone takes care of the patient individually within a group.
Participation in the community life with the management of the contributors. This includes accompanying the residents for meals and other moments of their life: – Everyday life activities: cooking, food stock management, Leisure and creative activities: theatre, well-being, painting, expression, comics, Outdoor activities: groceries, cultural events, sport, Approach of the disabled person, French lessons, group animation, project implementation.
– Private accommodation on the first floor of the building (room with TV and Internet access), with private shower and toilets. Three meals per day are served to the volunteer. The volunteer will eat with the residents on the ground floor or at his/her accommodation on the first floor.
Ophain is near Braine L’alleud city, a Walloon municipality in the Belgian province of Walloon Brabant, about 20 kilometers south of Brussels. The Braine-l’Alleud municipality includes the former municipalities of Braine-l’Alleud proper, Ophain-Bois-Seigneur-Isaac, and Lillois-Witterzée. It also includes the hamlet of Sart-Moulin, the inverted name of which inspired Hergé’s Moulinsart castle. The famous Lion of Waterloo where the eponymous battle took place is in the territory of Braine-l’Alleud. Bordering Flanders, the town is home to a minority of Dutch-speakers.
Renaissance wishes to host sensitive grown-ups aware about the issue of disability, or people willing to be so. Thus, we are looking for people with the adequate maturity to deal with the daily difficulties that came up when living with people with motor disability. A previous knowledge of French is required, as patients only speak French. Indeed, some of our residents need clear instructions in order to avoid misunderstandings leading to fear or even anger. In addition, we would like dynamic and motivated volunteers, willing to learn, ready to take initiatives, able to question themselves and to accept eventual remarks from the managers, and finally volunteers aware that they will live several months with different persons, who have a way of life and working sometimes completely opposed to our everyday life.