16.Aug - 01.Sep 2017
Bienne-les-happart , Belgique


  • chantiers 1-3 semaines
  • DISA
  • JAVVA17/07
Age minimum : 18
Frais d’inscription : 150.00 EUR
  • Code : JAVVA17/07
  • Dispo : 2M (Total Part 9)
  • Langue du Projet : ENG / FRA
  • Age : 18 - 99


The Centre aeurooeArthur Regniersaeuro hosts people suffering from cerebral palsy or from other motor disabilities. The aims of this Medical Teaching Institute is to provide educational support, health care, and well-being to the teenagers and adults of the centre and also lend support to their families. The centre provides a open-space, various activities, and technical support in order to promote the social, professional and cultural autonomy of the residents.


Volunteers will be asked to give support to the residents of the centre for some basic needs (such as helping with the meals,…) and to participate in the organization of artistic and cultural activities, discussion groups, various workshops and excursions together with the centreaeuros staff. These activities will take place on the site of Bienne but also on another site (Thuin).Volunteers will have the possibility to work with the teenagers and/or with the adults of the centre. The schedules will be flexible and will be adapted during the following weeks according to the centreaeuros needs and the volunteersaeuro proposals. They will also have the opportunity to suggest their own activities (such as games, music, recipes,… related to their native country).


In a common room (dorm) that will be fitted out within the centre.Meals will be taken in the centreaeuros refectory and will be prepared by the cooks of the centre. Volunteers will help the residents during meals. Picnics can be prepared and taken away during excursions or activities during weekends.


Bienne-lez-Happart is a very small town near Binche and Charleroi. The centre itself is very isolated in the countryside but bicycles, a car, and train tickets will be available. These means of transportation can be used in the evenings or during the weekends to discover the region and visit other places in Belgium. Please bring your bicycle helmet and your driveraeuros license, if possible.


This workcamp is destined for volunteers who have a strong motivation for the topic. The Centre is very isolated, and the work can be emotionally challenging. A basic knowledge of French is useful, as activities will be conducted with residents who do not speak a word of English. Nevertheless, motivation remains the most important criteria in order to participate in this workcamp. Volunteers are invited to prepare a game, bring a presentation, music or some traditional meals related to their country of origin. A project-related motivation letter is required.

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