Gouvernement du Canada

Affaires mondiales Canada


Social Enterprise Intern

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : World Literacy of Canada
Acronyme : WLC
Type : Organisme non gouvernemental
Mandat : World Literacy of Canada (WLC) is a non-profit organization that has been working in the field of international development and social justice since 1955. WLC supports literacy and community development initiatives in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka by working with communities, educational institutions and NGO partners. Our work is focused around 8 programs: Adult Literacy; Children's Education; Health Education; Social Enterprise; Advocacy; Capacity Building; Public Engagement and Fundraising. WLC believes that illiteracy is rooted in the prevailing social, cultural and economic conditions of a country and is linked to poverty, disadvantage and exclusion. We see literacy as an essential element in the struggle for justice, human dignity and equality. WLC believes that literacy is a basic human right that is essential to the development process. WLC supports community-based programs which are relevant to expressed community needs and which emphasize non-formal education. We give priority to projects that integrate functional adult literacy programming into the overall development agenda, as well as prioritizing projects that focus on improving life for women and their families. We work to establish a clear link between our work abroad and our Canadian programming by building relationships with selected partner communities in developing countries and with community-based groups and educational institutions in underserved regions of Canada.
Adresse : 401 Richmond Street West, Studio 236
Toronto, Ontario,
M5V 3A8
FAX: (416) 977-1112
Veuillez visiter le site Internet de l'organisation offrant ce stage pour connaître ses exigences avant de lui envoyer votre curriculum vitae.
Personne ressource : Emily Antze
Courriel : eantze@worldlit.ca
Pays : Inde
Ville : Varanasi
Secteur : Agriculture
Description du stage : The intern will work with urban and rural groups to strengthen our grassroots level Social Enterprise Programs which encourage small-scale income-generation and skills training. Microcredit and self-help savings groups are part of this initiative.

In Canada
The first and final month of the 8-month internship are to take place in Toronto, so the intern can become familiar with WLC organization prior to departure, and have appropriate support during the debriefing/reintegration period afterwards.

The intern will be assigned to the Toronto-based Overseas Program Manager who will act as a mentor during the internship. The Overseas Program Manager will facilitate the intern's training and orientation sessions in order to provide insight on the focus area that the intern will be investigating during the 6 months of work in India.

The intern will attend relevant staff meetings and program committee meetings in order to learn about WLC's program planning related to our social enterprise programs. The intern will also review past reports and conduct research on income generation projects as they pertain to the context of Uttar Pradesh, India.

While in India, the intern will work closely with the Social Enterprise Program Manager to assist with coordination of modest business development projects supporting income-generation activities such as collective farming, small business investment and skills training.

During the 2006-2007 program year, a IYIP-funded intern has been working to assess the impacts of the current Social Enterprise Program which highlights areas for improvement. New program ideas and recommendations are expected in the intern's final report. The 2007-2008 intern will then be expected to help design and implement these recommendations with the help of the local staff.

The intern will also study the linkages between agricultural initiatives and income-generation activities, to review land-related issues in India with particular focus on ownership and landlessness in WLC project areas in eastern Uttar Pradesh. Related topics such as water quality, soil quality, sanitation, environmental issues and strategies, nutrition and health will also be addressed. The intern is encouraged to make recommendations, within a sustainable livelihoods context, about ways to increase income and food availability through agriculture and IGP initiatives.

The intern will also contact and meet with individuals and organizations in India, in order to network at the state, national and international levels. The emphasis here will be to plan a public forum on social enterprise projects in eastern Uttar Pradesh.

While WLC internships are thematically based upon critical components (focus areas) of our programming, gender equality will form a cross-cutting theme for all internships and will be brought into focus by the assessments being made.
Organisation d'accueil : World Literacy of Canada - Banaras Branch Office
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : The overseas host organisation is World Literacy of Canada's Banaras Branch Office - essentially this is WLC's overseas program office. Staff at the office work in tandem with our Toronto office in order to deliver our Overseas Program work. The staff therefore adhere to WLC's mandate and guiding principles.