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HIV/AIDS & Gang Violence Youth Educator

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : Tatamagouche Centre
Acronyme :
Type : Organisme non gouvernemental
Mandat : The Tatamagouche Centre is a not-for-profit residential education and conference centre and registered charity owned by the United Church of Canada. It offers adult education and leadership training as well as consulting and facilitation services to youth groups, professional associations, health care and social service agencies, universities, church groups, cooperatives, First Nations organizations, labour unions and government departments. NGOs such as CUSO, Metropolitan Immigrant Services Association, Oxfam, Canada World Youth, the Coady International Institute and Canadian Crossroads International send staff, students and volunteers for training at Tatamagouche Centre. The Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence program, our human rights and community development program with Guatemalan partners that began in 1988, is a core part of our International program.
Adresse : RR#3
Tatamagouche Centre, Nova Scotia,
B0K 1V0
FAX: (902) 657-3445
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Personne ressource : Jackie McVicar
Courriel : tatacent@tatacentre.ca
Pays : Guatemala
Ville : Cerro Alto, Labour de Falla
Secteur : Infrastructure et services sociaux divers
Description du stage : The intern will support the Kaqchikel Presbytery's work with youth through its association with the Ecumenical Forum for Peace and Reconciliation. The Intern will work directly as an educator and trainer to support the Kaqchikel Presbytery's integrated approach to working with youth in HIV/AIDS education and prevention as well as gang awareness and violence prevention, which are emerging as themes which are compromising the present and future of youth in Guatemalan society.

In Canada
Pre-departure Orientation and Training Program: The intern will spend six weeks prior to departure to Guatemala at the Tatamagouche Centre, a residential adult education and training centre. The intern will have adult education, leadership and design training, as well as workshops in cross-cultural learning and gender training. In particular, the Intern will gain knowledge in HIV/AIDS education and gang violence prevention trainings. Themes such as safety, security and health will also be covered.

Re-orientation Program: Includes reflections on personal and professional learnings, evaluation of the Internship Program, career planning and job search training, a public presentation and working with media through a public engagement strategy.

Spanish Trainig: The Intern will study up to six weeks of Spanish Immersion study in Guatemala (as needed).

Orientation: The Intern will receive an orientation to all aspects of the Kaqchikel Presbytery Youth Development Program, and will visit the communities where s/he will be working to familiarize her/himself with the Youth Education and Training Projects.

Work Place Responsibilities:
- Support work of the Kaqchikel Presbytery with Youth-At-Risk in the areas of gang violence and HIV/AIDS education and prevention.
- Conduct research and distribute findings through community information sessions, workshops and trainings related to gang and youth violence.
- Organize, develop, implement and evaluate public education campaigns and trainings related to HIV/AIDS prevention.
Organisation d'accueil : Kaqchikel Presbytery
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : The Kaqchikel Presbytery is a Mayan regional organization of the Presbyterian Church of Guatemala. Its mandate is to work ecumenically in the Dept. of Chimaltenago with Mayans of the Kaqchikel ethnic group in post-war community development. Activities include: support for agricultural projects and women's weaving cooperatives, leadership development of women and youth, organizational capacity-building, community health (health clinic, natural medicines program, post-war mental health), peace-building and human rights education. All programs include a focus on gender equity and indigenous rights.