Libra: Volunteering in Romania – Enrichment

Sixth Form

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Location

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Part Time - September 2018

6ELXLI1111

Course introduction

Enrichment courses are undertaken alongside your main studies and provide a great opportunity to learn new skills, develop existing talents and gain another qualification to support your UCAS entry and enhance your CV.
Travel to Romania for 2 weeks in July to work with children in rural communities in the country’s poorest region.
Students attend regular Enrichment meetings throughout the year which focus on:

• Fun team-building activities
• Activity preparation for the children involving art, craft, drama, music, games
• A small amount of relevant Romanian language
• Modern History and Culture of this Eastern European Country
• Fundraising
The 2 week summer projects in Romania focus on promoting education, social integration, therapy, equality and health.   The Brockenhurst team work with teenage Romanian volunteers in-country to run and organise activities which include art and craft, sports, music and drama and team building.
The summer project costs £950 which includes:

• Flights
• Accommodation
• Training
Students are asked to raise an additional £350 each, which then funds the in-country costs of delivering the project to the beneficiaries
Qualification
Whilst no formal qualification is achieved through the volunteering course, invaluable life experience is gained in:

• Planning
• Teamwork
• Leadership
• Effective Communication
• Teaching

Students can use the volunteering programme to contribute towards their Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards.  Students receive a written report at the end of their visit to Romania which previous volunteers have successfully used in UCAS applications and job interviews.  If students continue into the second year, Libra will be happy to provide professional references to Universities and potential employers.
 

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