PLEASE NOTE: this project is an ESC Volunteering Team project, please refer to the remarks in order to know the conditions.
This project is based on a dynamic meeting between the volunteers and the residents of the centre. Each morning, with the help of technical leader, volunteers, young and older residents will work together to paint rooms of a building. Its’ also planned to have some outdoor tasks, The afternoon will be dedicated to the or-ganisation of leisures activities with the residents and specially youngsters and kids: sports, crafts, games, treas-ure hunt, film projection, debate… Feel free to bring your fresh ideas.
Accommodation will be provided in the centre. Volunteers will stay in a common room (dormitory) in a building next to the central one. Showers are accessible in the central building.
Food will be provided, relax – no cooking! Pork is not cooked in the centre. If you need a specific diet – you are welcome as well, just let us know
Sugny is a very small and isolated village in the south of Belgium nearby the French border. By choosing this work-camp, you decide to live in the nature. All around, there are fields, woods and small villages. But there are plenty of opportunities for entertainment: football fields and basketball playgrounds, … During the weekend, and accord-ing to the group decisions it will be possible to organise cultural visits and to travel to the biggest Belgian cities.
The Sugny Asylum Seeker Centre hosts people who have asked for asylum in Belgium. Many of them fled from war or persecution. Before these people may start their new lives, their refugee status has to be proven and accepted. While waiting for the documents that will enable them to remain legally in our country, the asylum seekers are accommodated in this centre.
People living there await the solution concerning their administrative status. They never know what tomorrow may bring to them.
Therefore, residents often found themselves overwhelmed by feelings of relief and anguish, hope and disappoint-ment. The life of Sugny Asylum Seeker Centre reflects these individual dramas and hopefulness of residents.
Website (available in English): http://fedasil.be/en/reception-centres
Alcohol is strictly forbidden inside the centre.
This project requests volunteers with a good level of motivation for its theme and who are prepared to integrate the life of a refugee center. We recommend them to a have an idea about the policy concerning refugees in their own country.
In order to demonstrate this, we ask the candidate volunteers:
– to send a short motivation letter
– to answer our specific questionnaire (if you do not have it yet, please ask it to your sending organization).
We will not confirm any placement request before the analysis of these documents.
This project is a volunteering team, supported by the European Solidarity Corps programme of the European Union.
Compared to the usual workcamp participation scheme, some main financial and administrative
differences must be underlined:
– The participation to the ESC volunteering teams is subjects to several principles and conditions, presented on the ESC webpage: https://europa.eu/youth/solidarity/mission_en
– The volunteers do not have to pay any fee (not sending, nor participation fee) to attend the project
– The volunteers will receive pocket money, calculated on basis of 4€/day, once they arrive on the project in Belgium
– The volunteers will receive a financial support for their travel, according to a maximum amount established in accordance with their travel distance (up to 275€)
– The volunteers need to register on the European Solidarity Corps Portal: https://europa.eu/youth/solidarity_en
– The volunteers will have to complete a participation report, submitted online by the ESC portal
The participation to the Volunteering teams is limited to participants from EU member and partner countries, as well as partner countries neighbouring the EU: the Russian Federation, the western Balkans, the Eastern partnership and the south Mediterranean countries.