Formed in 2015, the Youth Informative and Counseling Center INFO SEGA from Kavadarci is a result of the long-term cooperation of Coalition SEGA within the programme for cooperation between Lower Normandy – France/Macedonia. Coalition SEGA, as coordinator of the INFO center in Kavadarci works on continuant strengthening of the capacities of its youth workers. A few exchanges of good practices with youth informative center from Normandy were already implemented.
In that direction, a part of the team of INFO SEGA Kavadarci was on a study visit in Casarsa, Italy, in the period of 4th to 8th of July 2016.
This study visit was an opportunity to exchange good practices and experiences and to be informed about the work of youth informative center from Casarsa. The subject of these meetings was the youth local policies, implementation of youth projects and opportunities for development of mutual projects.
The Youth Informative Center INFO SEGA Kavadarci is supported by the programme for cooperation between Lower Normandy and Macedonia and managed by Coalition SEGA in partnership with the municipality of Kavadarci.
This activity is implemented within the project PALE.DE, supported by the Italian region Friuli Venezia Giulia, and implemented by the municipality of Casarsa, Consortium Leonardo, Organizations Nodze, ALDA Skopje, Coalition SEGA and the municipality of Kavadarci.
Last Updated on Monday, 19 September 2016 13:36
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Last Updated on Thursday, 22 September 2016 10:34
On 13th of August, Yoan Schumacher, arrived in Macedonia to start his one-year volunteering within the European Volunteering Service. After his come back to France, this 20 years old boy from La Ferte-Mace decided to share his experience.
“When I left France one year ago, I had in mind two ideas for my professional career: to be part of the educational system and to work as a graphic and audiovisual designer. My desire was to connect these two spheres within my stay in Macedonia” says Yoan, born in Aunay-sur-Odon, but grew up in La Ferte.
After his high school education and two year studies in design and communication, this young boy from La Ferte decided to apply on the call of the Youth Culture Center in Fler for volunteering in Macedonia. His application was accepted and he has short time to prepare for his departure to Macedonia for about 2.600 km away from his home, in Prilep, a city with population of 70 000 citizens in Central Macedonia.
“I did no previous research about the country of Macedonia; I left France without any previous preparation and discovered everything on the spot”. Yoan was a volunteer in the organization SEGA, which has the same structure as the Youth Cultural Center in France. He was accommodated with two other young EVS volunteers, two girls from France and Romania.
“That was my first time to be away from home alone; however I was willing to travel. Considering the thing that in my agreement I had a total of 24 days’ vacation I had the opportunity to go back in France, in La Ferte. Also I needed to learn how to organize my everyday life, the budget and the life in the community.
During his stay and visits Yoan discovered the country. “I have learnt to speak Macedonian language, but I also used English language a lot. The city where I stayed was dynamic, with number of young people, and number of music plays in the pubs. Macedonian people are friendly, and I have never felt like a stranger. I discovered that the economy in the country is fragile, and there is a high rate of youth unemployability in the country, around 50-60 %. Here people live with a monthly salary of 250 and 300 euros. In comparison to France, I realized that my country still has satisfying life standard with future opportunities”. The weekends were planned for touristic visits with the other volunteers. “I had opportunity to play on a guitar on the street to collect some money”.
During his agreement in a period of 12 months, a few assignments were delivered to Yoan: promotion of youth volunteering, graphic preparation of documentation (brochures, flyers), photographing of events, support for the French language professors for students aged 10 to 18. “With the professors we organized concert dedicated to Edit Piaf, also we prepared humoristic theater show that was played on the national contest in Francophonic Theater. As winners in the contest we played the show again in Bulgaria in presence of audience from the whole Balkan”. Johan also organized ecologic walk for cleaning of one mountain and meetings in local pub.
For Yoan this experience was opportunity for self-evaluation. “I noticed where I felt most comfortable, which are my strong and weak sides. I was able to test my responsibilities in front of my students and realize that the education field is not really for me, especially when it comes to authority”.
What I have learnt…
After his coming back to France on 9th of August 2016, Yoan evaluates his experience positively in every way. “This long term EVS opens every possibility. I learnt a lot in a short time. I strengthened my skills and knowledge. I am sure that someday I will visit Macedonia again. In the moment I am in contact with young people from Portugal, Italy, Romania and USA”.
On 6th of September Yoan will continue his studies in the Avr Institute of technology after this important year in his life that prevented him for making mistake in the choice of his professional career.
Last Updated on Monday, 19 September 2016 12:50
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