Supporting social inclusion and disabilities on local level

Supporting social inclusion and disabilities on local level

Center for Youth Activism CYA KRIK

Skopje, North Macedonia

The application deadline has passed.

Activity description

CYA KRIK is becoming private service provider for the Independent Living of Adults with disabilities. CYA KRIK will be coordinating 3 small group homes in Skopje, where 15 beneficiaries will be living. The volunteers will be supporting the independent living of the people with disabilities in the houses. The activities which the volunteers will implement in the houses will be connected with the personal plans of each of the beneficiaries. The goals are usually connected with the skills they need to develop and with the activities they need to do during the day. Sometimes, the goals are to have a walk in the city center, or in the nature, to shop in the local green market or a store, to do tea or coffee by them selves, to help at home (to fold their clothes, to do a bit gardening etc.). The volunteers will be supporting the beneficiaries with these activities.

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

The accommodation is provided in a shared house. The house has 3 big shared rooms where can be accommodated up to 9 people. There is a kitchen, a living room and a yard. The conditions in the house are always improving based on the needs of the volunteers. The house is located 15 minutes walking from the office. When they need to travel to different places, they are travelling by taxi or by bus, depending on the location they need to visit. The food money are given directly to the volunteers each month so they can manage their funds according their needs and shop in the local markets.

Training during the activity

The training program is consisted of a series of training that the volunteers are following on the beginning of their service. Training topics: -Working in mix group of people with disabilities and without, -Erasmus+ program and European Solidarity Corps, -Project Cycle Management and -Implementing individual plans for people with disabilities The volunteers are defining and following their learning objectives since the beginning of the project activities with the Coordinator (during those 3 meetings each week) and during the Mentor meeting using the Mentor Diary.

Participant profile

Basic knowledge about people with disabilities is desirable, but not exclusive. We will train the volunteers on everything they need to know. What is most needed is the motivation that the young people will have to support people with disabilities. We are interested in: People interested working with young and adult people with disabilities Having experience in implementing youth work activities using methods of non formal education Creativity and art is additional plus that can help the volunteers in their work

Activity dates

A total of 26 week(s) during the period 01/05/2023 to 30/11/2023

Activity location

Naum Ohridski no. 13, 1000 Skopje North Macedonia

Looking for participants from

Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Croatia, Hungary, France, Türkiye, North Macedonia

Activity topics

Social challenges

Deadline for applications

Application deadline: 20/03/2023