INTERNAT DON BOSCO
- SVI- DON
Here is a typical week on the project: On Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday: -From 7:30 am to 8:30 am: You will wake the youths up and help them prepare to go to school - From 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm (6:00 pm on Friday): You will pick them up from school, give them an after-school snack, help them doing their homework, watch them at dinner time and during the evening activities On Wednesday: - From 7:30 am to 8:30 pm: You will wake the youths up and help them prepare to go to school - From 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm: You will pick them up from school, watch them at lunch time and supervise sport, culture or art workshops on the afternoon. You will not work on the weekends.
- Code : SVI- DON
- Dispo : 1M / 1F (Total Part 2)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / FRA
- Age : 20 - 35
Don Bosco is a boarding school made up of 7 big houses which can host up to 120 youth studying in different schools in Brussels. Don Bosco was one of the best educators of modern times as he developed success-oriented teaching methods. Every youth has a huge potential. The whole educational work is done by pupil’s parents, teachers, educators and volunteers altogether. The objective is to make sure the youth is in the best conditions to experience in a positive way his abilities. Thus, the youth feels empowered because he realises that he has true abilities, gains self-esteem and throws himself into his homework because he enjoys doing it. The main objective is to help these young people to achieve academic, human and social success through three cornerstones: – Reason: discussing on issues drives them to use their abilities to think, to make decisions and to get involved. – Religion: as a way to look for meaning in their lives. – Love: which is shown by the educators through being a loving, strict and attentive person and by the youth by being grateful. This teaching method is based on confidence in youths’ positive future.
You will be in charge of the youths on a daily basis and supervise them at different moments of the boarding daily life through: ? Daily tutoring (helping the pupils individually) ? Supervising the activities that take place on the evening (by being creative and organised) ? Supervising mealtimes ? Waking the pupils up and helping them to prepare their lunch pack, accompanying them to schools (by walking or driving)… Sending them to bed ? Ensuring their moral, emotional, intellectual, physical and spiritual well-being ? Doing everything to enable each of them to improve ? Providing some services: going to the supermarket, painting… Making sure that the premises in which the youth are living are neat and clean ? Going to the supermarket once a week This is a non-exhaustive list. As a volunteer, your presence is a very important asset but you will not replace the educators who are currently working there. You will have to assist the team
Accommodation at the student hall of residence will be provided. You will have to buy your own food and to cook it yourself over the weekends and on your days off. You can use the kitchen. Vegetarian meals can be provided.
Ganshoren is one of the nineteen municipalities of Brussels which is located in the north-west of the city, 20 minutes from the Grand-Place by public transportation. This is a peaceful and green municipality in which families from different social backgrounds live. The boarding school is located in a quiet and verdant environment. Buses 87, 84 as well as “De Lijn” buses serve this place very often. You can visit Belgian cities: Brussels, Bruges, Ghent, Namur, Liège… You can also meet people volunteering in other organisations operating in the education field.