Country: Bulgaria
Code: BG-CVS 1.1
Start Date: 2012-07-22
End Date: 2012-08-05
Topic: Antiracism, Antifascism, Refugees and Ethnic Minorities
Number of volunteers: 8
International age: 18 – 99
National age: 16 – 99
Extra Costs: 0.00 Euro

Description: The Integration Centre for Refugees is a territorial unit of the State Agency for Refugees with the Council of Ministers and supports the integration of refugees in the Republic of Bulgaria. The Summer Academy is a part of the “Refugee project”- a joint initiative of CVS – Bulgaria, Karitas Sofia and IRC. There are 40 local volunteers who support the integration of youth refugees through daily educational activities in the centre. The aim of the Summer Academy workcamp is to encourage intercultural meeting between the international and local volunteers and the residents of the centre

Type of Work: The volunteers will discuss together the topics of anti racism and tolerance in their societies and share experiences. The overall aim is to spice up the summer of the youth refugees and to create a space for their personal development. The volunteers will organize and lead different workshops for the residents (children and youth): sport, handicraft, cooking, visits, etc. Each volunteer will be encouraged to share their experience and special skills with the refugees.

Study Theme: Discovery of the asylum application procedures in Bulgaria, meeting the residents and workers in the centre, exploring Sofia and the district.

Accommodation: Hostel type

Language: English (knowledge of Arabic, Farsi оr Dari is welcome)

Requirements: Proved clean police record required upon arrival;

Volunteers with an experience with kids/youth and/or working with refugees are welcome to take part in the workcamp. Don’t worry if you are not experienced, we expect to have creative volunteers with an open minded approach and big heart.

Approximate Location: Sofia

Notes: Not accessible for wheelchairs


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