Job Shadowing project – Effective work: how to adapt activities for vip

From 4th until 16th of November 2013 Views International, in cooperation with Views Belgium, will host in its office 2 young representatives from EGED, Turkish association for visually impaired in education in the framework of a job shadowing project, action 4.3 of the Youth in Action Programme.

EGED’s youth workers will have the opportunity to acquire skills and knowledge about the management of adapted activities for VIP, in an NGO which has more than 10-years experience in developing accessible activities for visually impaired young people in the YIA programme.

In addition, it will be an opportunity to discuss further cooperation between Views and EGED relating to the competences of the Turkish group about e-learning platforms accessible for the blind persons.

We wish our turkish friends will enjoy this experience and we will
keep you informed about the outcomes of this jobshadowing!

Our Turkish gests talking about their impression of the job-shadowing in Liege

As a new member of VIEWS International, we came to Liege to meet the teams of VIEWS Belgium and VIEWS International and observe their activities. When we came to Liege, it was great to see that the historical parts in this town are still preserved until today. After visiting the center of Liège, we had the chance to understand it in detail and had a better imagination of its structure, its history and how it looks like. Anca has given us a thorough description of the historical aspects of Liège.
It was also good for us to see VIEWS International and EGED (Association of visually impaired in education) were working on similar areas, mainly concentrating on the development of youth work.
To get to know the adapted EVS projects of VIEWS International was great, it can enable blind and visually impaired people to develop their self-esteem, self-confidence and independent living abilities. Therefore we wish to organize an adapted EVS activity in the future.
We visited also a blind school. It was useful for us to see the education system in Belgium. It was great to observe that students can obtain vocational education in this school.
In the last week of our jobshadowing project, we went to brussels. anca and Vanessa showed us the game center for the blind. It was amazing, there was a great labor presenting different tois and creative toys were designed for each age-group.
we are happy to meet Views team and EVS volunteers. We appreciate that we were able to meet new people.