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We are thrilled to announce a partnership between Everything is Possible and learningonline.xyz. Learningonline.xyz creates learning solutions. Their mission is to connect all people to learning opportunities that contribute to happier, more fulfilled lives; a vision shared by Everything is Possible!

 

Our trainees and volunteers will now access their flagship product Cudoo.com, a comprehensive and practical lifestyle eLearning platform with a growing library of 1300+ online courses across languages, professional and self-development skills.

 

Their large catalogue even includes online courses of Papiamento, creole language spoken in Aruba. That’s perfect for our trainees and volunteers.

 

Thank you learningonline.xyz!

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We are really please to present you our new video of our project in Martinique, hosted by our amazing partner Youth in the Town (Jeunesse dans la Ville)!
During their project our VET trainees (from Kirklees College and Askham Bryan College) had the opportunity to run trainings or assist coaches in various sport such as rugby, football and water sport.
Some inspiring testimonies in it!

Project co-funded by the Erasmus + programme of the European Union.

 

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Everything is Possible is very pleased to announce that we have 32 new long term projects to offer in animal care and sport coaching.

These projects are all funded by the European Commission. There are no costs to you. And we arrange your flights, food and accommodation (we can often even help you if you don’t have a passport).

We’ve got training and volunteering projects. Please note that eligibility criteria are different.

 

Vocational Educational Training

The training projects are co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.
Who can apply? You need to be:

● 18+
● living in the UK
● studying in the field of the project you are applying for
● after completing your FE studies ie before starting HE
● we can only offer this projects to you up to 12 months after completing your studies
● you can apply during your summer holidays whilst still studying

 

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1) Malta – Animal care
3 month projects at the Cat Sanctuary (Support staff taking care of street cats) or Mediterraneo Marine Park (Support staff in the birds and reptiles department and animal education presentations.)

● 2 projects starting May or beginning of June 2020 (ending end of August 2020)
● 2 projects between July to October 2020

 

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2) Aruba – Sport coaching
3 month projects at De Palm at Palm Island. Please note that you must have a full driving licence at the time of applying as you need it for your role.

● 2 projects in June/July/Aug 2020
● 2 projects around Dec 2020 – March 2020

 

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3) Aruba – Animal care
2 or 3 month projects at the Donkey Sanctuary or Vets (or both).

● 2 projects any time before 30/8/2020

 

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4) Greece/Crete – Animal care
3 month projects at Archelon (sea turtles). This project is defined by the nesting and hatching season dates so the dates have to be quite specific.

● 2 projects in May/June/July 2020
● 2 projects in July/Aug/Sept 2020

 

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5) Sicily – Outdoor education/sport
3 month projects at Etna Finder

● 2 projects in April/May/June 2020
● 2 projects in June/July/Aug 2020. Again the work is seasonal so the dates need to fit with Etna Finder activities and busy periods so the projects are quite set.

 

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6) Spain – Sport coaching
6 month projects at Spanish ProFootball

● 2 projects available from Jan 2020 (dates negotiable)

 

Volunteering opportunities

The volunteering projects are co-funded by the European Solidarity Corps programme of the European Union.
Who can apply? You need to be:

● 18-30 years old
● living in the UK
● open to anyone. You don’t need to be in education

 

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A) Croatia – Animal care
at the Bear refuge

● 2 projects of 2 months to be completed before end of June 2020

● 2 projects of 3 months after June 2020

 

 

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B) Greece – Animal care
3 months projects at the turtle hospital.

● 2 projects in May/June 2020

 

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C) Aruba – Sport coaching
6 month football coaching project.

● 2 projects

 

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D) Aruba – Animal care
3 months Donkey Sanctuary and/or vets

● 2 projects

 

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E) Spain – Sport coaching
6 month projects at Spanish ProFootball

● 2 projects

 

How to apply?

Deadline: 8th November 2019.

If you are interested in a project or would like more information please contact Mel Coward by Friday 8th November:

 

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Once again, Everything is Possible has been salvaging quality camping equipment left behind at Leeds Festival, that we passed onto local community organisations.

This year our action supported 10 organisations working with homeless people, refugees, disadvantaged people in general and scouts.  All those organisations mentioned being in desperate need of this equipment for their activities.

Here is a video showing the camping equipment collection by the organisations:

Our amazing team of international volunteers – all passionate by environment and music – have salvage several tonnes of camping equipment. This includes more than a hundred of tents and thousands of sleeping bags, rolls mats, camping chairs and pairs of wellies.

This 360° video shows our volunteers in action, salvaging good quality camping equipment at Leeds Festival.

Here are some of the best pictures published on Facebook:

No food waste!

And that’s not all! For the second year, we’ve also been collecting food left behing by food shops on site.
As soon as the last concert stopped, our brilliant volunteers ran to food stores asking them for food waste. We’ve passed this food onto organisations supporting homeless people.

Media coverage

Medias have spread the word about our action.

The BBC has broadcasted a small report about it:

Here is the link to their online article:

Even in Aruba, the television spoke about our action, with an interview of two volunteers and a partner:

 

Here is the video produced by European Solidarity Corps UK, who came to visit the project:

 

Testimonies from the participants:

Luigi from Italy, about our green recycling action at Trib Festival – European Solidarity Corps

Ana from Portugal, about our food collection action at Leeds Festival – European Solidarity Corps

Jeni from Germany, about our salvaging action at Leeds Festival – European Solidarity Corps project

Miguel from Portugal, about our salvaging action at Leeds Festival – European Solidarity Corps

Joana from Aruba, about our green action at Leeds Festival – European Solidarity Corps project

Interview from our volunteers at Leeds Festival – European Solidarity Corps project

 

 

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Everything is Possible has two new animal care training opportunities available in Aruba. These 2 month projects will start on 1st November 2019, with possibility to come back just before Christmas or after.

This a unique experience during which you will be able to develop personal and professional skills.

 

Important information:

This project is funded (Erasmus+). There are no costs to you, and you receive funding for your flights, food and accommodation (we can often even help you if you don’t have a passport). In order to participate in this project, you need to live in the UK.

Don’t let the opportunity get away and don’t leave it too late; we can only offer this to you up to 12 months after completing your studies.

In order to participate in this project, you need to live in the UK.
This project is open to new as well as ex-trainees.

 

How to apply:

If you are interested in this project please contact Clair Brown by Monday 30th September 2019: clair@everythingispossible.eu

 

Project video:

 

Info sheet Aruba:

 

 

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We’re back at Leeds Festival this year, to salvage good quality reusable camping equipment for local community organisations.

 

When? 27th August (11am-1pm) … save the date!
Where? Leeds Festival site (more info will be sent to organisations who applied before the event)

 

For more than 10 years, our action helped organisations from all around the UK who really need camping equipment for their activities. We passed onto them thousands of tents, sleeping bags, roll mats and tonnes of camping items which are left behind at Leeds Festival; equipment which has often only been used for one weekend. Click here to read feedback from previous years.

 

Watch the video report from BBC LOOK NORTH:

 

 

 

mail How to getWe tried to make the process as easy as we could for you.

1. Express your interest as soon as possible to Raphael : raphael@everythingispossible.eu
2. Download the application and send it fully completed in Word format by Wednesday 31st July. Click here to download the application form.
3. We’ll let you know if your application has been selected by the 8th August.
4. One week before the collection date, we will send you all information you need to collect your equipment.
5. Our volunteers will pick the best camping gear for you after the festival.
6. If selected you will just have to come on Tuesday 27th August, between 11.00 and 13.00, with a big vehicle to pick up your order!
7. We will just charge £25 for the Salvage Package, which includes a maximum of 5 tents (pop-up, 2men tents, or/and 1*4men tent max) ) and a few sleeping bags, mats, camping chairs to fill a builder bag! Donation will help us to pay for meals for the volunteers who will be spending the day picking up your camping gear.

 

 

mail quality We will be joined by 30 young people passionated by recycling. They will have the mission to find for you the best camping equipment. We’ve got a rule: Each item we collect needs to be good quality. If it’s damaged, we don’t take it! But if you want you can also check the equipment in case something was missed: You can do so when you come to pick it up. If you are not satisfied with an item we will replace it with another.

Have a look at previous feedback. Click here.
*As all the equipment has been used at the festival, and our volunteers don’t have the time or equipment to properly clean it on site, we recommend you clean all equipment fully before use. It also depends on the weather conditions.

 

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At the end of our latest Vocational Educational Training (VET) project ‘Finishing Strong’, we contacted all the participants to better understand the impact that this project has had that on their professional and personal life, a few months – sometimes a year – after their return from their VET project.

The following infographic presents the results:

 

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As part of our latest Vocational Educational Training (VET) project, we asked our hosting partners what impacts Finishing Strong had on their organisation, beneficiaries and local community. They are also explaining the methods they used to best support our VET trainees.

 

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By Louise Renberg, Teacher at Sandbackaskolan, Arvidsjaur

January to the first days of March 2019 Sandbackaskolan in Arvidsjaur took part in a project called Finishing Strong. We hosted three groups of students coming from different colleges in the UK. Hosting three groups for two-week-periods during such a short time was something of a challenge since our school is rather small. Thanks to the possibility of cooperating with our middle school and high school, everything turned out very well in the end.
Sandbackaskolan is an upper secondary school with approximately 400 students. We are situated in the north of Sweden in a small village called Arvidsjaur. At our school we have both vocational programmes and higher education preparatory programmes such as Natural Science programme, Social Science programme, Business Management and Economics programme, Vehicle and transport programme, Child and Recreational programme and Health and Social Care programme.
During their stay in Arvidsjaur the students from England took part in ordinary PE- and English lessons as well as typical outdoor activities for our region. They were introduced to cross country skiing, skating and tabata and at the same time they met with our students in different programmes and different levels. During PE-lessons, the English students also taught our students a few things about sports that are typically English e.g rugby and cricket. This was very much appreciated among our students.
During English lessons, we worked with the actual language as well as comparing cultures, countries etc. Our pupils at middle school (12-year-olds) had prepared questions so that they could interview their visitors trying to find out more about both them and England. They were somewhat nervous beforehand but were very pleased when they realised that they could manage to communicate using what they have learnt in school.
We also showed some of our winter activities to give a hint of what differences there are between our two countries. An example of this is that we went to a slope next to our middle school using mattresses and toboggans to slide downhill on the snow. This was hilariously fun according to your students. Unfortunately, it was very cold during these weeks (around
minus 20 degrees Celsius) which meant that the planned activity with lighting an open fire at the bottom of the hill and grilling our typical “Falu sausage” had to be cancelled. On the other hand at least two of the groups were fortunate enough to spot the Northern Light, probably due to the fact that this is easier when it’s cold outside.
No specific methodology was used to help your trainees. We used our usual teaching and the new environment to try to show differences as well as similarities. They came to a small place where it was dark, snowy and cold as they had wanted and we tried to do our best to show it in a good way.
From what I have been told by one of the leaders of the group, trainees found their stay here most achieving. They were made stronger as a group and several of the students learnt lots about taking responsibility both for themselves and their group. We have been told that they had some once in a lifetime experiences that they will never forget and we are very happy hearing that. Hopefully, they also learnt some about what it is like living in the north of Sweden.
From the point of view of all our schools involved, both when it comes to staff and students, our visitors had an immense impact on us. By their positive attitudes, they showed that nothing is impossible! They made our students talk English, realising that they manage much more than they think! Meeting people from another country and learning about their way of living and their thoughts creates an understanding and a curiosity for other people, which is very important in this world. I think that everybody here felt that we finished off stronger after meeting the English youngsters and their leaders.

 

 

Youth in the Town (Jeunesse dans la Ville) – Martinique

By the whole team

FR – Depuis 2010, notre association est engagée dans des projets axés sur la culture et la mobilité des jeunes en Europe (programme ERAMUS+). En qualité de partenaire, nous sommes chargés d’organiser le séjour de jeunes en Martinique par le biais du projet « Finishing Strong » créé par l’organisme « Everything is possible ».

Nous collaborons avec des clubs sportifs de la ville du Robert, qui ont bien voulu accueillir des étudiants Britanniques lors de leur entraînement. Ainsi, les Anglais viennent renforcer le coaching des disciplines suivantes : Basket, football, rugby, athlétisme, gymnastique et cyclisme. De plus, ils ont même l’opportunité de pratiquer des sports nautiques et d’être initiés à la navigation traditionnelle à bord d’une embarcation locale appelée « yole ».

Dans le but d’aider ces jeunes à communiquer durant leur séjour, notre équipe d’animateurs met en place un atelier d’initiation à la langue française pour chaque groupe. Si nécessaire, un agent de notre structure peut se rendre sur les lieux de stage pour la traduction. Cependant,  il convient de dire que les groupes se débrouillent plutôt bien et développent des compétences en  communication verbale et/ou non verbale.

Par ailleurs, des rencontres sont prévues pour que ces derniers puissent échanger avec nos volontaires en service civique durant des jeux, des défis et les soirées interculturelles. Lors de nos rencontres, nous mettons en place des ateliers où nous souhaitons qu’ils se présentent en français, qu’ils retiennent des expressions courantes, les chiffres, les directions grâce à des jeux ludiques. L’objectif premier est la pratique de la langue, quand bien même cela reste assez basique, le primordial c’est qu’ils puissent s’exprimer au minimum durant leur séjour.
Grâce à ces moments, les jeunes stagiaires se familiarisent à la langue française et ils se font une idée plus concrète de ce qu’est la culture Martiniquaise.

Lors des entraînements, certains coaches locaux leur confie entièrement la session. C’est notamment le cas du football où les jeunes sont amenés à gérer des groupes, proposer des jeux ou des exercices. Pour d’autres sports, ils doivent tous simplement assister et observer le coach. Cela reste une opportunité pour eux de se familiariser à de nouvelles méthodologies d’apprentissage, et de prendre conscience du relationnel coach/joueur ou coach/groupe d’élèves. Car il est vrai, la relation entre entraîneur et joueurs à une importance cruciale pour l’évolution des sportifs. Ainsi, lors de certaines sessions nous avons constaté que des étudiants ont développés leur confiance en eux quand ils avaient à leur charge des groupes. Car aux contacts des jeunes anglais, les joueurs des clubs sont plus attentifs et concentrés puisqu’ils souhaitent améliorer leurs performances.

Selon les coaches locaux, cela reste des rencontres très attendues par leur joueur car les étudiants Anglais leur permettent de pratiquer des exercices différents voire nouveaux ce qui est très motivant pour eux. En somme, cette expérience est enrichissante pour tous car nos partenaires locaux apprennent également aux cotés des professeurs Britanniques.
Du point de vue de nos volontaires en service civique, ils trouvent les échangent intéressants et aiment se réunir avec les stagiaires car ils profitent pour parler anglais, et prennent plaisir à préparer des activités et proposer des idées en amont pour les rencontres à venir.

 

Translation in EN – Since 2010, our association is involved in projects focused on culture and youth mobility in Europe (ERAMUS + program). As a partner, we are responsible for organizing the stay of young people in Martinique through the project “Finishing Strong” created by the organization “Everything is Possible”.

We collaborate with sports clubs in the city of Robert, who welcomed British students during their training. Thus, the English come to reinforce the coaching of the following disciplines: Basketball, football, rugby, athletics, gymnastics and cycling. In addition, they even have the opportunity to practice water sports and to be introduced to traditional sailing aboard a local craft called “yole”.

In order to help these young people communicate during their stay, our team of facilitators set up a French language initiation workshop for each group. If necessary, an agent of our structure can go to the places of training for the translation. However, it should be said that the groups are doing quite well and developing verbal and / or nonverbal communication skills.

In addition, meetings are planned so that they can exchange with our volunteers in civic service during games, challenges and intercultural evenings. During our meetings, we set up workshops where we wish that they present themselves in French, that they retain current expressions, the numbers, the directions thanks to playful games. The primary objective is the practice of the language, even if it remains rather basic, the essential thing is that they can express themselves at least during their stay.
Thanks to these moments, the young trainees become familiar with the French language and they get a more concrete idea of ​​what the Martinique culture is.

During training, some local coaches give them the entire session. This is particularly the case of football where young people have the opportunity to lead a groups, offer games or exercises. For other sports, they all just have to attend and observe the coach. This remains an opportunity for them to become familiar with new learning methodologies, and to become aware of the coach / player or coach / group of students relationship. Because it is true, the relationship between coach and players is crucial for the evolution of athletes. Thus, during some sessions we found that students developed their self-confidence when they were in charge of groups. Because to the contacts of the young English, the players of the clubs are more attentive and concentrated since they wish to improve their performances.

According to the local coaches, this is still very much awaited meetings by their player because the English students allow them to practice different exercises even new which is very motivating for them. In short, this experience is enriching for everyone because our local partners are also learning alongside British teachers.
From the point of view of our civic service volunteers, they find the exchanges interesting and like to get together with the trainees as they take the opportunity to speak English, and enjoy preparing activities and coming up with ideas for future meetings.

 

Spain

By Vega

ACTIVITIES

  • Football training to learn the Spanish methodology with Spanish coaches.
  • Valencia City Tour. Cultural activity
  • Valencia Cf. Stadium Tour. Cultural activity
  • Show cooking. The students learn about cooking Spanish dishes.
  • Football training as a coach with kids and Spanish coaches. They learn how the Spanish coaches teach the players the way to play football.
  • Which kind of activities they do during the training to achieve different goals.
  • Trainings with a disable team. The students train with players who have different disabilities. This point is very important because the young students should know about different situations and about how important is the Sport for Social inclusion, integration…It is a main goal to all have equal opportunities.

We introduce them on Spanish trainings to learn from the practice, and the coaches teach them the methodology they use for, why they do each exercise, the goal of each activity etc… and then, the same but as a coaches.
As we said about the disable trainings, they learn how to train with this players, the best way to learn for them… after this kind of activities they learn that the most important is to enjoy, the competitiveness becomes secondary. The most important thing is to participate and have fun. Sport for Social inclusion.

 

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