Youth Program

The Cultural Volunteers module of FAWCO's Youth Program is designed to foster cultural awareness and volunteerism among FAWCO youths. FAWCO teens aged 15 - 18 are hosted by FAWCO families for a week, and will experience a new culture while volunteering with local charities, working side-by-side with local teens. As part of the program, the participants will create a video about their experiences, and write individual essays reflecting on what they learn. Participants will be able to receive community service credits required by their International Baccalaureate program.

The FAWCO Youth team is thrilled to announce the FAWCO Youth Cultural Volunteers Program for 2018:

This year’s program will take place in Berlin, Germany from June 23-30, 2018 and is open to FAWCO teens, ages 15-18. There are already many activities scheduled!

Program participants will:

  • Be hosted in AWC Berlin members’ homes, or if not enough hosts are available, participants will stay in a reasonably-priced hotel together with host chaperones.
  • Have the opportunity to volunteer in different local charities.
  • Visit various cultural and historical locations.
  • Receive community service credits for school or IB program, if requested.

Costs to participants are travel expenses, spending money, and some meals. A budget will be provided. 

At the end of the week, participants will be asked to complete two assignments:

  • an INDIVIDUAL creative writing piece and
  • GROUP project - visual presentation/slide show about their experience.

Download the application and send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The deadline is April 30, 2018.

Any questions? Contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Here are just a few excerpts from reflections by our past Youth Cultural Volunteers:  

"I made new friends in the UAE --- Emirati teens, who helped us learn more about their culture. Believe me, we may dress differently and practice different religions, but teenagers around the world are pretty much the same --- we're all goofy, curious, and hoping our generation can improve life for all of us."

"In the end, what matters is that you have raised your personal awareness of poverty. And maybe it would have inspired you by then to grab the initiative and take part in a bigger project."

"It was nice to be able to go outside the tourist destinations and contribute to the lives of others who may not have the same luxuries as we do back in our own countries."

"[It was] a wonderful group of people. . . These friendships will last a lifetime. . . I am proud of what I feel I have accomplished with the group, and look forward to hearing about FAWCO Youth’s continued development."

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information, about upcoming programs or to host a program in your country.

 

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