About the local hosting organizationICYE
About the volunteer workMain Activities The City Council is very linked to the local problems and has created some sectors that support different needs and interests from the community. These projects are: - Cultural section: workshops of music,culture, English, arts (handcraft workshops for mothers who has no work), pedagogical assistance (kindergarten for poor children) - Environmental Section: in the local ecological park a Fundation spreads the importance of recycling, preserving the nature, taking care of the animals, working also with the re education of the citinzenship - Sport section: a teacher once a week goes to a disadvantaged district to stay with about 50 kids and organize games and sports with them - Human rights area, that works through the CRAS, institution that offers basic social assistance and realizes social work with the families to strong the familiar protective function, to prevent internal breaks, to promote the access and use of rights that can guarantee a better life; it organizes different kind of workshops for the kids (drug prevention, recreational activities etc) and for the parents too, to prepare them to the work market (make up, styiling, fashion, cinema etc) - Health area, through the Pastoral (institution that gives support to the poorest part of the community composed by pregnants and younger mother with their babies and little children - attention to the prevention, health, nutrition, information) and the CAPS (Centro de AtençÝ£o Psicossocial) that take care of mental disabilities and health problems. Volunteer tasks The volunteer at first will know all the works realized and the institutions, she will visit and pass some times with the different coordinators, so that later she can choose which kind of help she want to give and where she prefers to act;sure, she can stay in more than one area, give different assistance and organize workshops, according to her interests and skills, but also to the needs and interests of the target public and institution she will work with.
Local accommodationThe host placement will be in a local host family.
About the project locationForquilhinha, Santa Catarina. The city of Forquilinha is a small city (about 22.000 inhabitants) placed in the south of Brazil, in Santa Catarina State; it was founded by German and Italian immigrants and these cultures and the influence are still alive there.
Extra info about the projectAttention : les projets STEPS ICYE ne sont pas des chantiers de groupes. Le placement est individuel (ou à 2 ou 3 volontaires maxi), hébergement en famille. Arrivées les 1er lundi du mois, de mars à novembre.