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AMO-MICADOS: Combating failure in education (early school leaving)

AMO Micados

Marche-en-Famenne, Belgium

The application deadline has passed.

Project description

Our ESC volunteer will have as main mission to be involved in the project “SacAdos”. The aim of this project is to allow youngsters between 15 and 20 years old in school dropout situation, to have a reflection period about their future by taking part in manual works, creative activities and social actions which are useful to all our community (environment activities, building and painting activities, open space maintenance activities, activities for elder people, children or refugees, building music instruments for developing countries…). By taking part in these activities, these youngsters have the opportunity to reflect about their future (go back to school, starting a professional training…).

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

The volunteer will be hosted in a house that s/he will share with other ESC volunteers. The house is located in the centre of Marche-en-Famenne and has all the modern comfort needed. The volunteer will receive a monthly allowance and will take care of the meals by her/himself.

Training during the project

When arrived in Belgium, the volunteer will participate in the on-arrival seminar and the mid-term evaluation organized by the French speaking National Agency. The seminars will be organized in French.

Volunteer profile

Because of the profile of the youngsters we work with, our volunteer must be an open minded person and ready to work with people coming from different social backgrounds. We expect the volunteer to build an atmosphere of confidence with the youngsters; be ready to involve him/herself in the several tasks we do with them (practical and artistic skills are welcome!); be able to work together with the staff; be interested in social inclusion and youngsters’ support and be ready to bring new ideas, new energy and enthusiasm!

Placement dates

A total of 53 week(s) during the period 01/02/2019 to 31/01/2020


Placement location

6900 Marche-en-Famenne


Looking for volunteers from

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Turkey, United Kingdom


Placement topics

Social challenges

Education and training


Placement deadline

Application deadline: 27/09/2018