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Do not miss the Voluntary Day this saturday

Marouen Bloggin' his Life - Thu, 04/05/2006 - 8:27am

Bridges is a "Connecting Futures" project running in Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Jordan, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia and the UK. In Egypt it is co-ordinated by a partnership between the British Council and the Egyptian Association for Comprehensive Development (EACD)

Aim of the Project

Bridges aims to create a regional network of young people willing to be actively involved in their communities to build a solid relationship with their peers around the world to make a difference. These young people will be exchanging ideas, sharing experiences and building their capacities around the themes of

•Volunteering •Social Inclusion •Community Participation

Activities

In the first phase of the project, 24 participants from Palestine, Syria, Jordan, Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon and the UK met in Cambridge last September to work together to create, develop and manage activities to get their peers involved in communities in their own countries and across the region.

The group used their experiences as inspiration and planned activities to take place in the eight countries in the next six months. These include an awareness raising road-show, a cross-region employment month targeted at young people and an international database of volunteers.

Each country team will deliver an activity with an approach appropriate to their local context.

In Tunisia, at Tunis Science City, on Saturday 6 May 2006, we are planning a Voluntary Day by a partnership with Tunisian Scouts. The aim of this activity is to raise awareness of voluntary work, give the opportunity to local and regional NGOs (Syrian, Egyptian and from the UK) to promote their work and create a Regional database of active volunteers and organisations working through volunteering.