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Gender Program Support

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : Schools Without Borders
Acronyme : SWB
Type : Organisme non gouvernemental
Mandat : Schools Without Borders (SWB) is a youth-led organization that runs innovative learning projects committed to fostering effective community-based development. SWB's programs work to combat social exclusion and make learning more accessible for today's youth. We define youth as being between the ages of 15 and 29.
Adresse : 24 Dinnick Cre.
Toronto, Ontario,
M4N 1L5
FAX: 416) 534-6342
Veuillez visiter le site Internet de l'organisation offrant ce stage pour connaître ses exigences avant de lui envoyer votre curriculum vitae.
Personne ressource : Julian Caspari
Courriel : julian@schoolswithoutborders.com
Pays : Kenya
Ville : Nairobi
Secteur : Éducation
Description du stage : The intern will work with MYSA's Girls Forum on program development and female capacity building. In collaboration with the the female participants, action plans will be developed to involve more girls in MYSA programs such as Haba Na Haba(MYSA drama group), HIV/AIDS Program, Shootback Photography program, and Library services. In addition, workshops will be developed in collaboration with female leaders that focus on how the community can work together and build their capacity to alleviate health and social pressures. The intern will work with respective Girls Forum groups from MYSA's different zones and will develop gender specific workshops targeting issues identified by the members. The intern will use peer education as a method of disseminating knowledge, while building on SWB's Life Skills Curriculum. Outreach activities implemented by the intern and Girls Forum members in the 16 MYSA zones will create an opportunity to identify more young female leaders, and offer them a chance to participate in the Girls Forum. By identifying more young females to engage in MYSA's programming, a stronger female presence will be created within MYSA's governing, programming, and administrative structures.

In Canada
- Become acquainted with SWB philosophy, methodology, and both local and global network of partner organizations.
- Become acquainted with MYSA and the Kenyan context of operation.
- Research the history and operations of MYSA's Girls Forum.
- Research MYSA's approach to gender equality and women's empowerment in Kenyan context.
- Review previous intern's reports, suggestions, developments, and reflections.
- Research how female empowerment projects also have the potential of becoming micro finance /income generation programs.
- View films and documentaries relating to host country; also become acquainted with Kenyan media (i.e. Kenyan News on the Web, East African Standard).
- Gain an understanding of SWB Life Skills Curriculum, learning modules, peer education methods, and build resources pertaining to experiential learning and youth leadership training.
- Learn basic Kiswahili through Cultural Exchange program in Toronto with Kenyan Community of Ontario.
- Work with the Grassroots Youth Collaborative and Toronto Community Housing on methods for developing a strong female presence in community programming.

Overseas
- Identify new young female leaders, encourage them to participate in the Girls Forum.
- Perform a gender analysis with individual females. Develop curriculum to train female youth on how to conduct a needs assessment themselves. Transfer assessment and analytical skills to identified female leaders.
- Develop workshops targeting needs as identified by MYSA and Girls Forum participants.
- Transfer Life Skills via group discussion and peer education methods.
- Develop workshops with Girls Forum participants and Haba Na Haba to deliver to MYSA zones on gender, health and social issues.
- Examine avenues for increasing female leader representation within MYSA organization and in MYSA 16 zones.
- Deliver gender sensitization workshop to MYSA Executive by partnering with reputable gender and development agencies.
- Partner with MYSA staff to develop methods of greater female participation at the administrative and program direction levels.
Organisation d'accueil : Mathare Youth Sports Association
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : MYSA is a self-help youth-based NGO located in the Eastlands of Nairobi, Kenya. In 20 years of operation, it has grown to work with more than 17,000 youth members acting as volunteers, staff, coaches, peer educators, players, referees, artists, journalists and trained outreach counselors. On and off the playing field, MYSA offers innovative community development programming through sports, arts, health education, environmental clean up, and community service to develop youth-leadership and build capacity within the community. Using innovative approaches to promote human rights and citizenship, MYSA is a model for many other NGOs the world over. They were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003 and have won a long list of awards throughout their history.