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Kohila Vallavalitsus

description of organisation

If you are interested of doing your EVS in Kohila Municipality please contact Janika Volga - janika.volga@kohila.edu.ee.

Kohila Municipality is leading the local life and responsible of local development in the parish. The municipality is also responsible for culutral and educational activities and celebrations. This is the part which mostly involving the volunteers.
Objective of Kohila Parish Government is to raise tolerance, awareness of the citizens and thereby to support the development of our parish. We are considering that It’s easier to start innovation with the children and youth, who have less prejudice and are more accepting of change.
Kohila Parish Government has several sub-institutions that are aimed to arrange activities for children and youngster, including Open Youth Centre (KANK), Hageri civic center and youth center, Prillimäe youth center, Kohila Training Centre, kindergartens, gymnasium, sport complex etc.
Volunteers main working place will be Kohila's Open Youth Centher, Kohila Kindergarten Sipsik and KOHILA Gymnasium . Private elementary manor school is independent from local government but has intensive cooperation with it.

KOHILA PARISH is one of the gates of Raplamaa - Kohila is known as a beautiful natural environment by Keila River, from here runs the border between Raplamaa and Harjumaa and further the border between the countryside and the city, because parish is under the influence of Tallinn. For years the closeness of capital as kept our senses fresh. Part of unique forest of Raplamaa is located on our limestone land; we have diversity of different species that culminates on a orchid reserve in Lümandu village. There are all together five rivers in the parish and three of them start from there.

KOHILA PARISH is one of the gates of Raplamaa, where 7000 people live. It's near Tallinn and has very good bus and train connections. For more information you can visit the web-site http://kohila.kovtp.ee/ . Volunteer are going to be included in our daily life. Kohila has a little community, but there is a wide range of activities that could be taken. There are sports center, library, music and art school, free-time activities for adults Open Youth Center, four kindergartens, two schools. There are also two big supermarkets and two second-hand shops, two pharmacies, a dentist, a beauty salon, a gym, four cafeterias and different industries. The volunteer service takes part in Kohila Open Youth Center and kindergarten Sipsik. The volunteer can choose whether he wants to work in Youth Center or kindergarten, or in both places. At the Kohila Open Youth Centre they are arranging different events and activities for the youngsters. The youth center is open for kids from 7 to 21 years old, but most youngsters are 8-12 years old. Volunteers can help to instruct a hobby group, like movie making, sport activities, handicrafts, computer design, musics, guiding youth band or dance groups, adventure club.
Take youngsters to a training in sport complex, do hiking, prepare a Youth Exchange project – be creative and enterprising and children and youngsters will join you! Volunteers have regular culture introduction days, where they introduce their countries and traditions and have conversation circles. Volunteers are also responsible for one evening circle or club, which they themselves organize (themes, activities etc). In summer period volunteers can participate in organising and preparing youth work camps and children projects, cultural events that are initiated by youth NGOs that are active in the area.
There are 8 groups of children in the kindergarten Sipsik, from 2 to 7 years old. The kindergarten bases on the educational curriculum, managed by the government, and not only on taking care about kids. At the Kindergarten volunteers are helping teachers and also presenting their culture here. The volunteers take part in the daily activities, organize activities for the groups, and can manage the smaller groups during learning. On the daily basis the volunteers play outside with kids and do sport activities, play boardgames with them, improve their drawing and crafting skills, spend the time with the kids during activities implied by curriculum. The environment in kindergarten is good and innovative. The main value is the healthy lifestyle, using info and technological equipment to development children. There is growing part on media education. In summer volunteers guide and assist children groups during camps. The volunteers work closely with staff to provide the best possible support. Volunteer can also be involved in cooperation between different educational institutions.
Over 700 pupils study in Kohila gymnasium of 7-19 age. Formal study process is based on governmental curriculum. There are two directions of studies - nature science and humanities and social science. It is modern environment for studying and doing sports.
It is possible to learn English, Russian, German and Spanish languages in school. The school has support system for children with special needs. The pupils' government is active. There are different informal activities in school: drama circle, different sports activities, science circle, choir, robots and programming, nature circle, chess circle, art circle, etc.
Kohila manor school is a private school. There are over 120 pupils of 7-13 age in Kohila manor school. The school respect Christian values and offer deep learning of English language through informal learning. Kohila manor school accepts other religions and people without religion also. English lessons start at the first grade and are held five times a week. There are pupils who have individual learning in school. They also learn Russian language. Parents do their school supporting activities through their own community. There are also hobby circles in school: choir, programming and handicrafts.

Participants with fewer opportunities

  • This organisation has additional mentoring or other support suitable for young people with social obstacles, educational difficulties, cultural differences or similar.

inclusion topics

This organisation is willing to involve volunteers who face situations which make their participation in activities more difficult, from the following categories for different types of project:

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Educational difficulties
Health problems
Cultural differences