Pikaajaline ESCi teenistus Prantsusmaal, kus saad osaks MFR perest, õpetades lapsi ja avardades nende maailma!
This project will involve 6 volunteers from 6 different European Union countries. Each one of them will volunteer in one of the 6 local training centres for teenagers from the area of Sarthe, France. The local training centres are called: the “Maisons Familiales Rurales” or MFR (literary translated as the “rural family houses”). The volunteer will work daily in one of the 6 MFRs. Each MFR hosts young pupils that have difficulties with the French traditional school system and that are looking for a new way of learning. The MFRs are all located in Sarthe, a rural region which has the city of Le Mans as a capital, but each MFR is located in a different village.
The 6 volunteers will be accommodated together in a house in Le Mans but each of them will have to go by car or by public transportation to his MFRs. Some MFRs put a car at the volunteer’s disposal to go to the MFR (1-hour round trips per day). Otherwise, volunteers need to take the train or the bus (2-hour round trips per day). One of the challenges of this project is to bring Europe in rural areas toward pupils that have no knowledge at all about Europe and its country, therefore, the transports issue is important and all applicants must have a driving license.
You can choose to apply for the 6 vacancies, or chose specific training centres regarding to the topics of the diplomas for example. Volunteers will be regarded as full members of their team and will be included in the daily work of each centre. They will have an opportunity to use and improve their own abilities: volunteers will develop their sense of initiative, gain new skills and knowledge through organising and realising different activities for the MFR (workshops, courses, individual support, sports, games, plays, presentations, lectures). The volunteer must therefore be willing to work with teenagers and to use non formal learning’s methods.
During the project, the volunteer will mainly be in touch with the young people that are hosted in the MFR, but not only. They will be encouraged to submit and implement their own projects, with possibilities of partnership with other local organisations. The volunteer will act as an ambassador of his country, and thus will try to promote values such as diversity and intercultural actions. The purpose of the French MFR is to develop a global approach of education, by using strictly formal, non-formal and informal learnings. Their practices are based on a work-linked training: students all spend one week in the MFR and then the following week in the company where they got a traineeship.
In the MFR, young people and adults find a pleasant environment especially adapted to develop their abilities. The school ensures the pupils full boarding, and organises lots of collective activities so that everyone works with one another. It also tries to open minds to cultural life thanks to activities led during the day or the evening, and prepares youngsters and adults to a successful integration into society in which they can find a place and take responsibilities. The volunteer will be asked to organise and lead some of these collective activities.
An MFR works in the area where it has been set up. The rooms are set up in such a way that everyone can feel comfortable and have relationships in a family atmosphere though there are some demanding rules regarding education in general. There are a limited number of pupils or adults at the “Maison Familiale Rurale” each week. The team of teachers (called “moniteurs” in MFR) is limited as well. The volunteers will follow and help the “moniteurs” in their daily activities. The “moniteurs” stay all day long at the “Maison Familiale Rurale”. They have various functions: they favour relationships in the group, they teach, they take an active part in the education aim while supporting each youngster’s project. They are qualified to implement the alternate training system and they know very well the
“Maison Familiale Rurale’s” environment, youngsters, their families and the training managers. They get involved in the development of the area where the “Maison Familiale Rurale” has started its activities.
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