Kids Speak in Poland
Poznan – 6 weeks – 8 Positions Available
Start Date: Mar 3
End Date: Apr 14
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KidSpeak is an educational project that aims at boosting students curiosity about the world and it’s diversity. The target group are students attending primary schools and junior high schools (7 – 13 years old children) on the territory of the Wielkopolskie and the Lubuskie voivodships.
The project is managed by AIESEC Local Committee in Poznań and during this edition its theme is “I am a world citizen”. The main task to be performed by volunteers is to organise group practical and interactive workshops during which they should raise awareness among students of the importance of cross-cultural understanding, expand the cognitive horizons, building intercultural tolerance, immersing into other traditions, learning foreign languages supporting the development of ethnic minorities and so on. The workshops should have different forms, depending on the age and needs of the students.The main workshops key skills are: exciting, multi – cultural, inspiring, exhilarating. It will be necessary for you to bring souvenirs, flags and other objects connected to your country.
These workshops should help students to form their own strong opinions and enhance their overall personal development. It should activate young people to take initiatives in their local environment and animate the social responsibility among students. Volunteers are advised to put extra attention on promoting their own cultures, the practical and educational use of English and demonstrating the approach to the abovementioned topic among people living in their countries.
The project starts with Preparation Conference, each volunteer is OBLIGED TO ATTEND, organized by the hosting Local Committee on 4-5/03/2017 During this special seminar, a volunteer will gain knowledge on how to work with students and how to accommodate easily in Poland.
From 06/03/2017 – 14/04/2017 volunteers will be conducting workshops from Monday till Friday, usually in pairs. A volunteer will spend from five to ten days (usually one week) at every school.
There is a programme called BeBuddy thanks to which volunteers can apply for the help of a person willing to help them at the beginning of volunteer’s stay.
In the middle of the project volunteers will be attending two events – Global Village and EP Lead. Global Village is an event during which volunteers present their own culture, organised for our local community. EP Lead is an event during which volunteers’ progress in personal development and working at schools is evaluated. It has a form of active workshops.
The projects ends with Closing Conference during which volunteers’ experience will be summed up. This is usually a special time, full of reflection for both volunteers and organisers.
Roles & Responsibilities:
– Conducting workshops from Monday till Friday, usually in pairs.
– Working with children from 6 to 12
– Expected Work Schedule: 08:00 – 15:00
– The weekends are free
– AIESEC will provide an invitation letter for the intern in order to make the visa process easier.
– AIESEC provide pick up of the intern from the airport
– AIESEC provides accommodation for the intern. It can be either in a host family, a single host or in a hostel together with other interns.
– After arrival interns will attend Incoming Preparation Seminar to get more information about AIESEC, the project and how to deliver the lessons to children of this age group. There they will also set their personal goals for the project and reflect on them at the end.
– All exchange participants will have a buddy assigned who will help them with all their problems during the project.
This Project Works To Achieve Global Goal # 4:
By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and nonviolence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development.