|Organisation :||SOS Children's Villages Canada|
|Acronyme :||SOS Canada|
|Type :||Organisme non gouvernemental|
|Mandat :||SOS Children's Villages builds families for children at risk, helps them shape their own futures and shares in the development of their communities. It does this by providing long-term care and support to orphaned and abandoned children in a secure family environment and by carrying out a range of community development activities focused on children and families at risk. Orphaned and vulnerable children without parents are provided with long term out of home family care in a family home. Twelve to 15 homes constitute a Children's Village. As of 2004, there are 437 Children's Villages in 134 countries.
The SOS MANDATE includes participating in the development of the childrne's communities. As a result SOS manages a number of facilities and programs dedicated to community development. This includes 56 medical clinics, 257 community centers, 267 Kindergartens, 182 primary and secondary schools and 121 Vocational Training Centers. Facilites are built and projects implemented based on community needs and in colsultation with local stakeholders.
|Adresse :||200-244 Rideau Street
FAX: (613) 232-6764
|Veuillez visiter le site Internet de l'organisation offrant ce stage pour connaître ses exigences avant de lui envoyer votre curriculum vitae.|
|Personne ressource :||Boyd McBride|
|Site Web en français :|
|Site Web en anglais :||www.soschildrensvillages.ca|
|Secteur :||Entreprises et autres services Destination plurisectorielle ou transversale Concours fournis aux organisations non gouvernementales|
|Description du stage :||
While Rwanda's economic situation has been improving since 1994, most
Rwandans are worse off today than in the late 1980s, particularly in rural
areas. In 2002, there was about 41 percent of the population who did not have
access to potable water, and in 2000 the infant mortality rate was 107 per
1,000. As a consequence of the genocide, many people are particularly
vulnerable. One-third of households are headed by women. One million children
or 12 percent of the total population are orphans, cared for by impoverished
family or community networks.
Over 90 percent of Rwandans rely on subsistence agriculture, with very limited participation in the exchange economy. Productivity is low, and production covers only 80 percent of Rwanda's food needs. Economic growth and social changes are severely constrained by the shortage of skilled people, and Rwanda is making significant investments to make up for the losses. But about 1 million youths are unskilled, a problem with important economic and socio-political dimensions.
In response to this crisis, SOS Rwanda has established a number of educational facilities including 2 Vocational Training Centers. The training centers provide trained qualified individuals to the local economy.
The intern would be associated with the newly constructed Training Center built in 2004 Kigali. It currently trains 64 disadvantaged girls and boys aged 14-19 in accounting, carpentry and electricity. In the near future, the Training Center will be expanded to hold a total of 350 students. A computer technician degree will also be added to the program. Length of each individual program is 3 years.
Diplomas are A2 equivalent (technicien A2)and issued by the Ministry of Education.
The mandate in Canada will involve becoming familiar with the work and the underlying philosophical and pedagogical tenets of SOS Children's Villages in general and its work, in Central Africa & Rwanda in particular. Should time permit, s/he will help the Deputy Director develop public education materials.
The mandate in Rwanda As vocational trainer "Accounting" will be to support the technical instructors in training adolescents for employment in Rwanda's local economy. The intern will instruct students in accounting in class environments that simulate the world of work as much as possible.
The instructor will be expected to perform the following duties:
** Teach students (14 - 18) using a systematic plan of lectures, demonstrations, discussion groups, laboratory work, seminars, case studies, field assignments and independent or group projects
** Develop curriculum and prepare teaching materials and outlines for courses. May also serve on curriculum revision committee.
** Prepare, administer and mark tests and papers to evaluate students' progress
** Advise students on program curricula and career decisions
** Provide individualized tutorial/remedial instructions
** Supervise independent or group projects, field placements, laboratory work or hands-on training
|Organisation d'accueil :||Villages d'Enfants SOS du Rwanda|
|Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil :||SOS Canada and SOS Rwanda are memebers of the same international Federation called SOS Children's Villages International. They operate under the same rules, regulations, procedures, mandate and philosophical tenets. As members of an international Federation, each SOS is a registered entity with its own independent Board of Directors. SOS Canada and SOS Rwanda have been collaborating together for over 15 years.
Villages d'Enfants SOS du Rwanda has been active for 26 years, including during the terrible genocide of 1994. After the situation had more or less normalized in 1995, SOS Children's Village Rwanda expanded it activities in response to the critical needs in country. In addition to three (3) children's villages, ancillary facilities including kindergartens, primary schools, Vocational Training Centers, medical clinics and Family Strengthening Projects have been established.