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Youth Programmes in Development

Youth Programmes in Development

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IVCO
 
2010
Youth Programmes in
 
Development
Germany‘s newyoung volunteer program
weltwärts
Jirka Vierhaus,
 
German
 
Development Service
A
 
initiative
 
of 
 
Germany‘s
 
• seeks to
 
enhance intercultural understanding• supports to
 
increase awareness on
 
dependencies of 
 
globalization• promotes to
 
learn about interculturalcommunication• helps to
 
grow into social responsibility• is “learning by serving”• reinforce
 
civil
 
society
 
structures
 
in
 
the
 
developing
 
countries
 
and
 
in
 
Germany• Weltwärts is
 
implemented
 
through
 
existing
 
agencies,
 
without
 
special
 
legislation,
 
using
 
simple
 
procedures• One
 
of 
 
them isDEDWeltwärts reinforces
 
civil
 
society
 
structures
 
in
 
the
 
developing
 
countries
 
and
 
in
 
Germany• Weltwärts is
 
implemented
 
through
 
existing
 
agencies,
 
without
 
special
 
legislation,
 
using
 
simple
 
procedures• One
 
of 
 
them is DED
 
DED German DevelopmentService
One of the leading European development servicesfor personnel cooperation
Currently 2 000 technical advisers in 47 countries
DED is working on behalf of the German Government
DED’stechnical advisers: professionally experiencedand socially committed specialists
Duties: training, advisory, capacity building
Average age: 41
Young professionalProgramaverageage 27
weltwärts
withDED
Volunteer program for young people who are open-minded, have interest for development cooperationand are willing to learn from other cultures
18 to 23 years of age
12 month stay abroad
Assessment center and preparation course
Areas: work with children or young adults, education,health care, environmental protection
Structure for Returnees to transmit their experiencesback into German society

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