West Greenland

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Organisation: The Danish NGO Association for Greenlandic Children has been making projects for children and youth in Greenland since 1924. We are now doing projects for children and youngsters in Greenland, and for Greenlandic children, youngsters and their families in Denmark.
See www.fgb.dk (only in Danish)

We have been doing work camps every summer since 2014. Association Greenland Children is cooperating with the local School in the town of Paamiut.

Paamiut is located on the west coast of Greenland, approx. 170 km south of the capital, Nuuk. Paamiut contains 1447 inhabitants of whom 335 are children and young people under the age of 18. Among these are 117 children between 0-5 years, 199 are schoolchildren aged 6-16 years, and in addition, 235 young people are between 17 and 26 years old.
In recent decades there has been a great relocation from Paamiut, in particular, the number of children and young people are decreasing, while the number of older people are increasing. Most migrants settle in Nuuk or in South Greenland.

Work: Association Greenlandic Children wants Camp West to give the children of Paamiut the best summer ever. The activities will take place five days a week 12.00-18.00, and will fall into these categories:
– Music
– Dance
– Singing
– Games
– Sports
The volunteers will decide which activities to offer, during the camp. We will also invite the entire population to a social gathering every Saturday. This could be a night of music and dancing, teaching each other to play an instrument, cooking food from your home country, movie night etc.

Sundays will be the weekly day off.

Accomodation: The Greenlandic Children Association ensures that you will get a place to stay. We expect you to stay in a shared-bedroom with another volunteer. Telephone coverage might be scarcely, and you might not be able to use the Internet more than once a while for a short time.
Accommodation in Copenhagen from the 10th-11th July is provided by FGB. Volunteers need to arrange their own accommodation if they wish to stay after the return to Copenhagen on the 9th of August. We recommend the Hostel run by MS volunteers: www.globalhagen.dk

Food and cooking: It can be difficult to be vegetarian or vegan, since many meals in Greenland are based on meat and fish. Therefor you will have to bring some stuff yourself, if you need a special diet.
We will make cooking and cleaning teams. The group is responsible for shopping, cooking, cleaning etc., which is also going to take up some of your time every day. So you should expect long days.

Location and leisure: The nature in Greenland is in general amazing.
Hiking in the fells and sailing in the big ocean is amazing and a unique experience. You can organize a weekly leisure activity going hiking, fishing etc., since you have a day off every Sunday.

Hopefully the gym will be accessible to us around the clock. It will also be possible to play football or other sports with the community.

Even though Paamiut do not have midnight sun, there will still nearly be broad daylight around the clock.

Volunteers will travel as a group from Copenhagen to Greenland. You only buy ticket from your homeland to Copenhagen and back. Tickets from Copenhagen to Paamiut will be provided by FGB, but therefore you pay travel costs which will be subsidized in accordance to your home country.

Travel costs: 6500 DKK / 870 EUR for people from European countries

All arrangements has to be settled before May 1st.
This is the final date for the host to book your personal ticket to Greenland. It means you need to have been accepted, get your visa approval, and have transferred the travel cost before May 1st.
In case you need visa, you need to send the necessary information for the Visa Invitation Letter together with the application, so we can make the process as fast as possible. Greenland is not a part of the Schengen-agreement.

You will not be allowed to take photos of the children and families during the activities. You are free to take pictures in your spare time, walking in the streets, hiking etc. You can also get copies of our photographer’s photos from the activities.

We do not allow the use of substances (alcohol etc.) the entire month.

English, as a conversational level is necessary. You will be working with kids six hours a day, so you should find joy in spending time with children and know how to be patient with them. Most of the children do not understand English so you should be open to other ways of communicating.
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Kandideerimise tähtaeg:
10.07.2018 - 09.08.2018
Paamiut, Gröönimaa
20 - 40
Projekti kood:
95€ osalustasu ja 25€ ühekordne liikmemaks. Majutus ja toitlustus on kaetud.