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Aug
1
Thu
2019
Долгорочен ЕВС проект во ИМКА Глобал во Норвешка @ Haugesund KFUK-KFUM, Norway
Aug 1 2019 – Jul 31 2020 all-day

ПОВИКОТ Е ЗАТВОРЕН!!!

 

European Volunteer Service (EVS) in YWCA-YMCA Global, part of the YWCA-YMCA of Norway

We are looking for one person from Macedonia on EVS in Norway for 12 months starting from May 2019.

Short-term aims:

  1. to raise awareness among young people in Norway, Palestine, Macedonia and Romania about the injustices young people in other countries are facing, and to create solidarity between them;
  2. to give young people in these countries knowledge / skills to take action to address these injustices, for example through campaigning, communications, peer education

Long-term aims:

  1. to build the capacity of the partner organizations to promote international solidarity and action between and by young people, so that this work can continue, even after the exchange ends;
  2. to produce changes in unjust policies that are affecting young people;
  3. to contribute to building a global movement of young people working for justice across borders and cultures.

All volunteers will:

  1. attend strategic events – for example large scale youth festivals and summer camps where they can mobilize large numbers of Norwegians to  become globally aware /active
  2. run Training of Trainers so that the leaders being trained can pass on the knowledge and skills to their groups. Topics might include the Occupation of Palestine; how to become a Peacemaker; etc.
  3. help to create resources that can be used to deliver training even after they leave – for example short films; photos; case studies.

https://kfuk-kfum.no/ditt-kfuk-kfum/vestlandet/haugaland-kfuk-kfum/hovedforeninger/haugesund-kfuk-kfum – the website for the local organization

https://kfuk-kfum-global.no/ – the website for the whole organization

 

Sep
1
Sun
2019
CLUBS of GLOW & YMLP camper alumni
Sep 1 2019 – Aug 31 2020 all-day

The mission of YMCA and the GLOW-YMLP Youth Development Progrаm is to empower the young people and develop the inherent potential they have by providing them with the skills and knowledge necessary to become active leaders in their communities. This is realized through experiential education that celebrates diversity, builds academic and social competencies.

GLOW-YMLP Clubs are youth-led clubs housed in diverse communities around the country. The clubs provide an opportunity for young men and women to become leaders in their communities. These youth are often GLOW or YMLP Camp alumni who, through GLOW and YMLP Club activities, are able to apply what they have learned at camp about leadership and civic engagement in their communities. Clubs hold two meetings monthly and are responsible for one community service project each school semester.

There are two different ways clubs can be realized, one is through regional clubs and the other one through the satellite clubs. Regional Clubs create spaces where club leaders and members follow a specific program with enhanced support from YMCA, while Satellite Clubs are mostly following the program of the closest regional club which is in their proximity, but also allowing their members to be creative and flexible in the implementation of the activities of their club.

The support which GLOW-YMLP Regional Clubs receive from YMCA includes funding, mentoring, and unique opportunities for training and skills development. These clubs have more rigorous national standards which they must complete to fulfill their obligations as a club. The organization of clubs in this way allows YMCA and the club coordinators to be more engaged in the club efforts.

GLOW-YMLP Satellite Clubs are more flexible in their responsibilities, and while they have the opportunity to receive more tangible support from YMCA, they also have the option of creating their own club experience. Satellite clubs are welcomed to participate in meetings and events held by their local Regional Club, but they are expected to take part in the service projects organized by this same local Regional Club. Satellite clubs also have the opportunity of transition into Regional Club in the future years.

Click here to register your Club!

Photo from the GLOW & YMLP clubs in Tetovo

WHO DO WE WORK WITH?

Follow the activities of the clubs all over the country on social media: Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, YouTube.

HISTORY

GLOW-YMLP Clubs began in 2000 and 2016 respectively in order to provide camp alumni with an opportunity to apply the lessons they learned at Camps GLOW and YMLP in their communities. With a strong commitment to equality and diversity GLOW and YMLP clubs focus on curriculum tracks like environmentalism, civic responsibility, personal development, leadership, youth employability and women’s empowerment. Clubs prepare and propel youth to compose their leadership skills so that they may become the leaders in their communities, and in the world. GLOW-YMLP Clubs formally partnered with YMCA in 2016.

Community Fundraising Drive for GLOW & YMLP @ YMCA
Sep 1 2019 – Aug 31 2020 all-day

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YMCA, Who Are We?

At YMCA in N. Macedonia we are a small team of 3 experiential education specialists and 1 Peace Corps Volunteer who works closely with us, in the main office in Bitola. But that’s not all – with us are also 10 more mentors who support the clubs around the country and 35 more camper alumni and Peace Corps volunteers to secure each camp implementation during the summer. We work to develop our Youth Development Program GLOW-YMLP consisting of two premiere leadership summer camps and follow up camper alumni community service clubs in many cities around the country who continue implementing learned activities at the camp.

Why Empower Youth?

Unfortunately, many young people often don’t feel compelled to actively participate in their community. In fact, many initiatives focused on youth engagement such as volunteering projects, local community events, or local civic organizations often struggle to maintain and recruit participants.

What Are We Doing Differently?

Our approach starts by first identifying the most passionate service-minded youth from every community. The 2019 program had representation from 34 municipalities!

Starting in July, these select student leaders join us in Krushevo to learn about their unique leadership style and the fundamentals of project design and community service. In addition to the classroom lessons at camp, students are fully immersed in English language and build long-lasting relationships with other service-minded leaders from their community. After camp, its these relationships that keep our youth enthusiastically engaged in the GLOW-YMLP clubs.

What Exactly Are GLOW-YMLP Clubs?

The GLOW-YMLP clubs program is an initiative that started in 2015 to allow camper alumni to apply their leadership and service training within their own community. Each club has a dedicated mentor to provide coaching and leadership training to build upon lessons from the camp experience. In addition, each club has the opportunity to design and submit a project proposal to receive funding from YMCA to purchase the materials they need to implement their localized community service project. For more about this year service projects, see here.

What is Our Impact?

Last year alone, 16 different GLOW-YMLP clubs dedicated in sum 1000 hours to community service across 22 unique service projects. In collaboration with their dedicated mentors, our youth clubs completed needs assessments across their communities and designed projects focused on: special needs youth, environmentalism, food security, life skills education, and city beautification. Rather than wait for opportunities, our youth create their own opportunities, but they need your help and contributions to support their service!

How Can You Help?

This year, we initiated the crowdfunding campaign to add at: providing best camp experience by buying new tents, supporting more campers by covering a camper fee or cover the full cost of a camper attending camp; and supporting our clubs program  by covering the costs for community service project Covering the costs of one service project will allow additional service projects in one or more of our current clubs, and the donation will be to offset the materials cost associated with this new project. Previous service projects have used their grants to purchase: gardening equipment, paint, trash bags, gloves, construction materials, and office stationery among other items. Your donation now will ensure that the clubs program continues to thrive and grow! Let us know if you have a specific club you would like to support, and we’d be happy to direct your funds to that club!

How much we need?

For this crowdfunding campaign we have set goal of 6% [3.000 $USD] from our annual budget for the program. Campers support the program with contribution of 11%. For the rest of the budget we work on corporate fundraising by building relationships with corporate donors which are mainly national social responsible companies with vision to invest in the country youth leaders.

Interested in Learning More?

You can check out the clubs on social media to see what’s going on. If you want to see past projects they’ve done, see last years activities here, and some more from this year here.

DONATE TODAY

Every dollar helps! We are looking forward to your partnership in empowering the youth of Macedonia!

 

Oct
1
Tue
2019
Долгорочен ЕСК/ЕВС проект во ИМКА Данска @ Denmark
Oct 1 2019 – Sep 30 2020 all-day

 

Main Work tasks and expectations of the ESC Volunteer will be to be active and committed to contribute to the development of new activities to the children and youngsters of the organization together with other Danish volunteers and staff members. As ESC volunteer you will get the opportunity to play an active role in local activities, and you will also get the opportunity to participate in national YMCA and YWCA events for children and teenagers. At some of these events up to 1200 people will participate.

Expect more details soon!!

Dec
21
Sat
2019
GLOW & YMLP clubs Impact Summit @ NOVA School (high school building)
Dec 21 @ 10:00 – 17:00
GLOW & YMLP clubs Impact Summit @ NOVA School (high school building)

The GLOW & YMLP Impact Summit is a national event in which GLOW and YMLP clubs leaders come together and share their positive practices in working on service projects back in their own communities, inspire each other and learn new skills they can become agents of change  to make a greater impact back home.

The goal of the event is to bring staff and campers alumni from the GLOW (Girls Leading Our World) and YMLP (Young Men Leadership Project) camps together to highlight the service the campers and staff completed in their home communities both in their local GLOW or YMLP clubs and alone.

The event is also a great way to bring the staff and campers from GLOW and YMLP together to talk and share about what everyone has been doing since camp in the summer. The invitation is extended to all camp alumni from GLOW and YMLP 2018 as well as club leaders and active members who have completed a service project in the fall semester.

At this years event will attend 90 participants from across the country!

We can’t wait to see all of the campers from our 2018 camps and talk about the impact we have made in our communities since our amazing weeks together over the summer. Of course, we will be having some fun too.

The Impact Summit in 2018 is supported by:
Grant from European Endowment for Democracy

and the overall program in 2018 has been supported by grant from Foundation Open Society Macedonia and sponsorships and donations from our corporate partners:
OKTA as gold sponsor, SASA mine and Tinex as silver sponsors,
AlkaloidPekabesko and Zikol as bronze sponsors and
our corporate supporters: TAV AirportsEVN, TTK Bank.
and from lots of individual donors who fully support our cause and the mission of our youth development program via our crowd funding campaign.

This program since the very beginning has been supported by the US Embassy.