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Jul
8
Mon
2019
Камп-фестивал Wonderful Days во Данска @ Blåkilde Efterskole, Denmark
Jul 8 – Jul 13 all-day

Wonderful Days е камп-фестивал организиран од страна на ИМКА/ИВКА Данска. Наменет е за дружење и забава на средношколците од Данска кои се дел од големото ИМКА/ИВКА семејство. Во таа дружба имаат обезбедено места и за интернационални гости од Европа и светот.

Кампот трае една недела и се состои од кампување во шатори на однапред подготвени локации за тоа, со бини за музички и други настани, места за разни натпревари и разни спортски и друштвени игри – сите предуслови за едно одлично камперско и фестивалско искуство! Како сето ова изгледаше во 2016г., може низ фотографии да видите тука, а има и видео презентација тука.

Разгледајте го нивниот официјален сајт (на англиски) тука.

Може и да ги следите на Фб тука.

Сите заинтересирани за учество на овој камп фестивал, како и за поставување разни прашања – пишете на следнава маил адреса: evs@ymcabitola.org.mk

За македонците се обезбедени 6 места за учесници и место за 1 лидер. Препорачливо е за лидерот да има некакво камп искуство на ГЛОУ или ИМЛП камповите. Сите одбрани ќе мора со себе да си носат вреќа за спиење! После пополнувањето на местата, сите останати апликанти ќе бидат ставени на листа на чекање во случај некој да откаже во меѓувреме. Затоа, редовно проверувајте си го мејлот!

Бидејќи настанот сеуште е во подготовка, сите останати детали, како и информациите околу патните трошоци и партиципацијата за настанот ќе се знаат дополнително. Затоа, следете не на фејсбук, твитер, инстаграм!

 

 

Aug
12
Mon
2019
Младинска размена Peacemakers Global Week 2019 во Норвешка @ Rønningen Folkehøgskolen, Oslo, Norway
Aug 12 – Aug 18 all-day

UPDATE!

Places are filled! However, it is still possible to apply – all who does, automatically will be put on a waiting list. If somebody cancels in the meantime, the next one from that list fills the place!

 

PEACEMAKERS GLOBAL WEEK – YOUTH, PEACE AND SECURITY

Are you interested in global issues and want to learn more about what you can do to work for more just world? Do you want to meet young people from around the world and discuss important issues such as peace, poverty and injustice together with them? Then Global Week is for you!

Global Week is YWCA-YMCA Global’s summer leadership training course!

Every summer around 50 young people gather in Norway for a week of discussions, learning, action and exciting meetings.  With participants from 11 countries, Global Week is really a place to get a feeling of how small the world is.  When young people from different parts of the world come together and get to know each other, we get a better understanding of how the world works and how, together, we can work for justice and peace.  If you are between 18-30 you can participate in Global Week.

The theme for Global Week 2019 is Youth, Peace and Security.  Maybe you think that its only political leaders who can change the word? Or that only staff in a big organization can run campaigns.  That’s of course not true.  It might sound like a cliché, but it starts with you.  At Global Week 2019 we will talk about what we can do to make the world a better place, both for those around us and for young people in other countries.  We’ll learn how to develop a campaign, how to get young people involved and how we can use music or social media to work for a more just world.

The week culminates with a campaign day where participants can use their newly learned skills in achieving the best results. Being part of Global Week is important because we live in a world with huge challenges, which we as young people can overcome. Video from the last years exchange can be seen here.

For the Macedonians are available 4 placements. Applicants will be given possibility to attend based on the principle ‘first come first served’ until the places are filled, with the priority given to the ones having been part of our GLOW&YMLP camps and clubs. For this reason, a CV will be asked from the applicants showing interest on our mail. For further applicants, a waiting list will be created and if someone cancels in the meantime, the next on the list will fill the emptied position, for which it will be notified. Always check your mail to see if you are that person!

Apply by sending mail on: evs@ymcabitola.org.mk

Participation fee/travel costs: Waiting for info!
Sending costs: 30 eur.

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

DONATE TODAY

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!!

Mar
24
Tue
2020
OPEN CALL: YMCA Europe Leadership Academy 2020 @ Malta
Mar 24 – Mar 29 all-day

This open call is intended for equipping young leaders with necessary knowledge and tools to become future change-makers in the local community were they live.

There will be possibilities for learning about topics that include social inclusion of vulnerablegroups, needs assessment in organization or in a project, creating a social project, creating and maintaining an CSO (Civil Society Organization) with its own mission and democratic governance, advocacy and communication, etc.

Full explanation of the criteria for application and the learning modules you can find here.

 

 

What is specific about this training academy is that it asks for longer commitment throughout the year. There are three sessions happening in the year 2020, with three different dates and in three different places in Europe:

I session: 24-29 March 2020, Malta
II session: 16-21 June 2020, Slovakia
III session: 3-8 November 2020, Belgium

Applying participant will need to go through all of them.

The second specific thing is that a certain amount of participation will be asked. Currently, we are in a process of finding subsidies for participants coming from places with less opportunities, but it is not clear how much of it will cover the real expenses.

All who are willing to commit for the next year on the provided dates and are able to pay a certain participation amount, please write us on: evs@ymcabitola.org.mk to talk more on the details!