PANGEA – Volunteering for connecting Continents

Objectives

  • To improve the awareness of cultural differences and its values.
  • To contribute to the development in youth of personal and professional skills.
  • To promote in all actors – host and sending communities and volunteers – the values of respect for difference and solidarity.
  • To facilitate capacity building in organsations and NGOs working in the field of sustainable community development in other partner countries in the world.

Results

  • Sending two groups of five volunteers from France, Italy, Spain and Hungary will participate in community development projects in CameroonNepal and Senegalfor 6 months at a time.
  • Concurrently, a volunteer from Senegal, Nepal and Cameroon will be hosted by CESIE in Italy for 10 months.
  • Volunteers’ testimonies (Cameroon): Red feet, a mobility story
  • Volunteers’ testimonies (Nepal): EVS: from our volunteers in Kathmandu
  • Pangea Handbook – The guide aims to provide suggestions and tips for all young people interested to live an international volunteering experience out of Europe.

Activities

  • Activities include collaborating with the local communities and local volunteers in non-formal education projects in local schools, developing awareness campaigns connected to nutrition and welfare, developing local, regional and international networking opportunities, facilitating micro-credit initiatives and intercultural dialogue.

Partners

  • Coordinator: CESIE (Italy)
  • Pistes Solidarires (France)
  • Fekete Sereg (Hungary)
  • Pandora (Spain)
  • CCN – Campaign for Change Nepal (Nepal)
  • GNO FAR Jeunesse en action (Senegal)
  • CAPEC Cameroon Association for the Protection and Education of the Child (Cameroon)

Info & contacts

Date of the project

01/06/2013 – 31/05/2015

DG of reference

DG EAC, Youth in Action Programme – Action 2 – European Voluntary Service

Department & Unit

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