ICYE-STEP/A.P.E. CROCEVIA DEI POPOLI 2017
- ITA-02/STEPS 2017
Volontariat de 4 à 12 semaines; frais supplémentaires de 500€ pour le 1er mois, puis 100€ par semaine. Placement individuel, ouvert toute l'année.
- Code : ITA-02/STEPS 2017
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ITA
- Age : 18 - 99
A.P.E.-Crocevia dei Popoli (Association to Educate- Encounters of peoples)- is a volunteering association inscribed in the Register of Volunteering Organizations of Tuscany since 1992. The association is based in a House called “House Crocevia dei Popoli”, that used to be an elementary school belonging to the Diocesan Caritas. The organization is located in Località Fiorentina, 5 kms far from the centre of the city of Piombino. – Currently the House Crocevia dei Popoli (open since 1997) is both the base of APE -Crocevia dei Popoli Association and the Diocesan Caritas. (a Catholic organization promoting peace, development and Justice). Caritas as well as Crocevia Dei Popoli Association, aim to make a difference in the lives of people living with poverty or injustice. The House Crocevia dei Popoli is a Hosting house for disadvantaged people and a Centre of Education to Peace, Mondiality, Multiculturalism and New Lifestyles.
ACTIVTIES The volunteers will implement their service in A.P.E.-Crocevia dei Popoli. Currently APE-Crocevia dei Popoli’s main activities are run in close cooperation with the Diocesan Caritas. The most important activities we carry out are: Education in schools (October-June). We believe that education helps student develop their ability to continue learning about and applying principles for justice and peace. Our Education staff provide resources and presentations for schools, visit schools, introduce speakers, conduct leadership training days, and encourage action for a fair and just world. Training of Italian volunteers attending the Regional and National Civil Service for our organization and for the municipality of Piombino: Training of social workers and volunteers of Caritas and of Catholic civic pastoral; We act also as the operating centre for the GREM (Regional Group for Education for Multiculturalism and New Lifestyles). Sometimes we host single mothers with their kids and/or families with social or economical problems. In the past we have also hosted young women victims of the human trafficking phenomena; We also support Caritas in social and educational projects carried in the local prisons. Currently our organization can host 2 volunteers at the same time who will be involved in the following activties 1) Educational activities in elementary and middle schools (students from 6 up to 14 years old) only from October till June. The education activities will be focused on several topics such as: Citizenship, Immigration, Peace, Respect for “The Other”, Environment protection ect 2) Organization of Youth leisure activities for local youngsters of the city of Piombino or other close cities; 3) Listening Centre for disadvantaged people (homeless, families with economic problems, youngsters coming for difficult urban areas or with difficult familiar background); 4) Dresses and food distribution to poor families or homeless people; 5) Any kind of Support activities for disadvantaged people; 6) Joint activities with the Municipality of Piombino for youth activities organized by local volunteers. The volunteers will have the chance of being involved in some or all the mentioned activities, depending on the time of the year they arrive and their interests and personal attitudes. We will welcome also the volunteers’ own initiatives. Therefore if by any chance there will be volunteers who have any ideas for new activities we will try to give them the chances and the resources to implement them.
The hosting House, Crocevia dei Popoli, is a nice building surrounded by a wide fenced garden, completely conceived to be used by groups of people The volunteers will share the spaces of the house with the others inhabitants of the house. – The volunteers will be living in a shared room per 2 people and will have their own bathroom, while the kitchen and the living room will be shared with the other people of the whole building
Piombino is an Italian townand “comune” of nearly 35,000 inhabitants in the province of Livorno (Tuscany). It lies on the border between the Ligurian Sea and theTyrrhenian Sea, in front of Elba Island and at the Northern side of Maremma. Piombino has schools, gymnasia (middle schools), lyceums (high schools), churches, banks, parks and squares. In the locality of Punta Falcone is an astronomical observatory, created in 1976.
participation fee : 500€ for 4 weeks, 100€ per extra week, length of stay : 4 to 12 weeks maximim
The "Associazione per la formazione, gli scambi e le attività interculturali" -AFSAI was founded in 1958 as an independent, legally registered organisation. It joined ICYE in 1978. There is a national office in Rome plus regional groups run by co-workers, most of them former exchangees.
Voluntary service placements are mainly in the social work field, exceptionally may include environmental projects. Actual placements may be at kindergartens, in projects working with the disabled and the elderly, rehabilitation of drug-addicts.