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Special school that provides education for deaf children and adolescents from poor communities in Porto Alegre. It is the highest decision-making body of the Federation. It meets every second year - one delegate of each ICYE National Committee attends. The General Assembly discusses and adopts programme and financial policies for the Federation's plan of activities. ICYE Regional Associations have been established to provide support on programme development and training to National Committees in Africa, the Americas, Asia/Pacific, and Europe. The work is co-ordinated and carried out on a voluntary basis by regional boards, except in Europe where there are permanent staff plus an Executive Committee in charge of the various programmes.
Volunteers assist staff in several workshops such as arts, language classes, sports, recycling paper classes. Volunteers will help with activities such as arts, music workshops, english classes and the like. Recreation and sports are offered as well as recycling paper project that the volunteer can be involved with. The volunteer will learn LIBRA language, too (Brazilian language signs system for deafs).
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No specific skills or qualification are required, except the volunteer needs to be friendly, open, flexible and should have good communication skills and be interested in working with deaf children and teachers.
Accommodation: ICYE manages the entire accommodation and supervision during the project period. The volunteer will be entitled to a room in host family with normal standards depending upon the project and it location.
What will I get out of my "ICYE experience"
Through ICYE's long and short-term exchange programmes, young people can be part of a unique international educational experience that combines intercultural learning with voluntary service opportunities. By living aboard with a family or residential project and working in local community development organisations, ICYE volunteers are provided an intercultural experience providing opportunities for learning, self-awareness and global education. Our participants acquire cross cultural skills and problem solving abilities, for their personal and professional development. ICYE helps them to share their experiences, hopes and dreams, and make life-long friendships with people from another country as well as with other international volunteers.