Long term ESC project in Belgium!

Location: Tournai, Belgium

Project name: L’Enfance de l’Art Steiner kindergarten

Hosting organization: L’Enfance de l’Art

Sending organization: “Common Sense” Youth Organization

Purpose of the project: « L’Enfance de l’Art » is a non profit organisation whose aim is to help parents to become more involved in their children’s education. To that purpose, the organisation set up hosting facilities for children or people with reduced autonomy, leisure workshops, nurseries, schools. The organisation uses alternative pedagogies (Steiner & Loczy). Loczy pedagogy respects the whole child and develops its autonomy, which requires observation capacity to meet their real needs at the right time. Steiner pedagogy brings in more contact with nature and creativity, which requires to also work outside every day. The volunteer will be working in a kindergarten (3-6 years). With the support of the educators, volunteers will carry out different kind of activities with the children : painting, drawing, fairy tales and nursery rhymes (volunteers can share some in their own language), making cakes and breads, outdoor games, crafts, walks in woods.

Number of volunteers: 1 volunteer between 18-30 years old (Only Azerbaijani citizenship)

Project period  – 17/08/2020 to 16/07/2021 (1 year)

Deadline: 15th March 2020

How to apply? – Please get registration number and apply through YOUTH PORTAL 

 No participation fee! 

Language: English

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements:

Volunteer will live in a shared flat in Tournai together together with 3 other volunteers. Each volunteer will have his/her own bedroom and will share the kitchen, bathroom,… with the other volunteers. The nursery, located in Tournai, is easily reachable by foot. The kindergartens are in Templeuve, a village located 15 min away from Tournai by bus or car. Carpooling will be organised everyday for volunteers between Tournai and Templeuve.

Application conditions and requirements for volunteering:

Children in Steiner approach begin their learning through imitation, rather than instruction. Great care is put into the adults’ gestures, speech & movement. It is important to be willing to work with children under 7 years, and have related qualities (gentle, patient, helpful, attentive, responsible, creative, empathic, flexible,…). You should not be afraid of living a repetitive daily routine & to spend time outside in all weathers.