Gouvernement du Canada

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Rural Youth Development Officer

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 : Inde
Ville : Bhubaneswar
Secteur : Éducation
Description du stage : Work in collaboration with two of Sikshasandhan's (Siksha) consortium partners in identified operating rural zones to identify youth leaders, with emphasis on females for capacity building and program development. In cooperation with voluntary organization staff, the intern will conduct a needs based assessment using participatory methods to identify issues of youth in the rural areas. The intern will help the organization identify young leaders and organize interface sessions to mobilize rural youth as agents for change.

The intern will work amongst Sikshas' network of consortium members and partners to determine youth programming within the urban setting of Bhubaneswar with the aim to have an urban / rural youth exchange of young leaders and peer educators. The intern in collaboration with Siksha staff, volunteers, and established leaders will design Life Skills workshops to build knowledge and experience of youth.

In Canada
- Become acquainted with SWB philosophy, methodology, and both local and global network of partner organizations.
- Become acquainted with Siksha and their consortium partners.
- Become acquainted with Siksha's Alternative Education Centers (AECs), teacher training programs and watershed programs.
- Research and become familiar with the situation of Schedule Tribes and youth in Orissa and India.
- Become familiar with best practices in workshop facilitation and co-facilitate a youth leadership workshop.
- Research current models of urban / rural youth exchanges.
- Participate in pre-departure trainings and workshops.

- Work with Siksha staff and consortium members and AEC teachers to identify young leaders in both urban (Bhubaneswar) and two rural areas.
- Work in two rural zones with consortium community based organizations (CBOs), gaining an understanding of youth issues using participatory action research methods.
- Rural leaders will work in collaboration with intern to conduct a needs based assessment of local youth and their communities. The intern will transfer skills and necessary methods to conduct this type of assessment.
- While in Bhubaneswar, the intern will work with identified urban youth leaders to conduct a needs based assessment of local youth.
- In collaboration with both urban and rural youth leaders the intern will help design an urban/rural youth forum where dialogue and best practices can be exchanged.
- Conduct post workshop feedback and reporting. Determine avenues for future workshops.
Organisation d'accueil : Sikshasandhan
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : Sikshasandhan (Siksha) was established in 1995 as an educational resource centre, located in Bhubaneswar the capital of the state of Orissa, India. Orissa is one of the poorest states in India, as 38.12% of the percentage of the population is of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe origin, residing in rural areas. Siksha's goal is to support the Education For All initiative, especially in poor and marginalized areas where problems of access to education and quality education are critical.