Connecting Classrooms and Communities

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batibo, Cameroon via kindly anonymous
Contact
Person: 
patrick chung
Email: 
camaaysap [at] gmail [dot] com
Phone: 
237-75-06-22-33

WHAT IS CONNECTING CLASSROOMS AND COMMUNITIES?

Connecting Classrooms and communities is a  programme by the Cameroon Association of Active Youths  a non-governmental organization that creates partnerships between clusters of schools in  Cameroon and others around the world. These partnerships bring an international dimension to young people’s learning, to improve their knowledge and understanding of other cultures and prepare them for life and work as global citizens.

Connecting Classrooms and communities partnerships are supported by local authorities’ schools and the ministries of basic and secondary education of Cameroon and district education offices/ministries of education in other countries. This endorsement, in all countries, provides a platform from which broader, strategic links can be formed between areas or districts in the partner countries.

To ensure sustainability, clusters of schools participating in the programme are also co-coordinated by their local educational authorities, municipal authorities, parent teacher associations and school management committees.

Partnerships typically last for five years, depending on the countries involved.

THE GOAL OF THE PROGRAMME

The overall goal of the program is to bring local municipal authorities, communities, schools, professionals, groups and individuals in working actively to promote friendship cooperation, peace, sustainable development, human rights, solidarity and democracy. To enable learners acquire knowledge, attitudes, skills and values necessary for social economic and cultural development

GLOBAL OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

1-     The desire to provide a diverse range of experiences for pupils, students, communities and the educational community in general.

2-     To facilitate project-based learning through the exchange of pupils, students and community work and on ongoing pupils, students and community communications.

3-     The desire to provide authentic contexts in which pupils, students and community can develop and practice second language skills.

4-     To create a medium to emphasize communications among pupils, students; schools, classrooms and communities through the exchange of letters, emails and visits between communities and countries.

5-     To expose pupils, students and communities to cultures that they may not otherwise come into contact with, and strengthen links amongst communities and individuals with common interest, backgrounds, beliefs, cultural or religious identities.

6-     To provide an outlet for teachers, pupils and students to enact global change.

7-     To improve health and social sector interactions for enhanced community outreach and development

8-     To create a medium for environmental awareness, arts, general outreach; technology transfer, tourism promotion and enhanced business cooperation.

 

Details
People: 
Who can volunteer? Adults of both sexes aged 18-60 years. A basic knowledge of English or French is required. Commitment: 4 weeks minimum, it is an all year programme and usually starts in january.Volunteering with CAMAAY will give you the opportunity to discover all the riches of Africa. The north of the country, with six natural parks, offers wonderful opportunities. Cameroon also has 400km of Atlantic Coastline with clean, natural beaches and warm ocean to swim in. There is an immense variety of people as varied as the land itself, with cultures that are still real and alive. Where would you find a greater variety of landscape than in Cameroon, from tropical rainforest to savannahs, from high plateaus to dry plains and steppes on the Southern border of the Sahel, all the scenery you will expect to find in Africa is here in a single country, smaller than France. Why look any further? About the voluntary work The ultimate goal is to help schools, local communities and people get to the point where they can approach and collaborate with the international development community as solid partners. Volunteers will: Ensure effective communication between schools in the partnership exchange Contact partner schools in America and europe and introduce the programme Help to include activities of the partnership into the school curriculum and monitor its effective implementation Teach elementary English and other subjects to pupils and students Teach sport and physical education in schools and help with after-school sport activities for children Co-ordinate and support extra-curricular activities in schools Conduct need assessment studies in schools Help in the establishment of school development plans Design projects and make proposals and help in searching for sponsors.Establish a working team of local collaborators and help in building their capacity by providing support and trainings.
Commitment: 
one month to one year
Skills: 
none specific; ability to communicate fluently.
Type: 
About the voluntary work The ultimate goal is to help schools, local communities and people get to the point where they can approach and collaborate with the international development community as solid partners. Volunteers will: Ensure effective communication between schools in the partnership exchange Contact partner schools in America and europe and introduce the programme Help to include activities of the partnership into the school curriculum and monitor its effective implementation Teach elementary English and other subjects to pupils and students Teach sport and physical education in schools and help with after-school sport activities for children Co-ordinate and support extra-curricular activities in schools Conduct need assessment studies in schools Help in the establishment of school development plans Design projects and make proposals and help in searching for sponsors. Establish a working team of local collaborators and help in building their capacity by providing support and trainings.
Money: 
200 euro including pick up, internal transport and board.

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