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All About New Generations Service Exchange

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New Generations Service Exchange programs are a great way for young adults to experience vocational and humanitarian service abroad and learn the importance of cultural competency. Discover more about these programs, understand the organizational structure, and recognize the lasting connections that exchanges can create between young people and the Rotary family.

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All About New Generations Service Exchange

  1. 1. New Generations Service Exchange Introductional Workshop - 3 June 2019 Friedrich Neddermeier, D1850 Hannah Weigel, Participant Raphael Wong, Participant
  2. 2. 2 Introductional Workshop 3 June 2019 Friedrich Neddermeier The 5th Avenue of Service Youth Service NGSE Youth Exchange LTEP STEP Rotaract/ Interact RYLA Group Individual
  3. 3. 3 Introductional Workshop 3 June 2019 Friedrich Neddermeier Development of the New Generations Service Program / NGSE NGSE started in 2013 and builds on earlier programs. It ranks equally with Youth Exchange , RYLA and Rotaract/ Interact. This program does not need to fulfil the RI Youth Exchange Certification Requirements and opens new and more possibilities for Districts. The NGSE Program focuses on young adults (18-30 years) and combines professional training objectives with a humanitarian project.
  4. 4. 4 Introductional Workshop 3 June 2019 Friedrich Neddermeier Education and Vocational Training Abroad Many countries have a tradition in vocational training abroad since many centuries. • Young journeymen hiked through Europe to learn about their craft at different places before they finally settled. • Merchants sent their heirs to partner companies in other countries for training. • Students interrupted their university studies to learn abroad.
  5. 5. 5 Introductional Workshop 3 June 2019 Friedrich Neddermeier Why Rotary?? Why Rotary? • Rotary supports young people in their development. • Rotary supports education. • Rotary opens borders to foster peace and understanding. • Rotary helps the youth to find their place in the community. • Rotary encourages youngsters to follow the idea of service. • Rotary has a worldwide network of business and community leaders. • Rotary helps. Let us plant the tree!
  6. 6. 6 Introductional Workshop 3 June 2019 Friedrich Neddermeier Features of the Program Age of participants: • Full legal Age in the host country, but not less than 18 years • Maximum Age 30 years Participants: • Former exchange students, RYLA participants • (former) Rotaractors, Interactors • Young adults associated with Rotary goals Application: • Through the local Rotary Club • Use of Databases, where applicable Cooperation: • The Youth Exchange Network may and shall be used.
  7. 7. 7 Introductional Workshop 3 June 2019 Friedrich Neddermeier NGSE – 1 : Group Exchange Duration: 3 – 6 weeks Participants: 6 – 10 Participants, different professions are possible Accommod: Families or Youth Hostels, different locations are possible Content: To gain practical experience in their field or another profession or their study curriculum; learn about the host country and its people; should have strong humanitarian or vocational component Expenses:  Part.: Travel, Insurance, Pocket Money, Outfit, Registration Fee  Hosting District/Club: Room and Board, Program
  8. 8. 8 Introductional Workshop 3 June 2019 Friedrich Neddermeier The Group: 6 Participancts (18 – 23 years) plus 1 Rotarian A German NGSE Group visited District 4630, Paraná • First week program: • Coffee roasting Plant • Tour the Tropical Forest • Manioc Factory • Waste Recycling • Kindergarten • Electrical Power Plant • Sugarcane Factory • Ethanol Plant • Newspaper Interview. Front Page next Day • „Side“ experience: • Cathedral of Maringá • Taste Sugar Cane Juice • Churrasco and Samba dance lesson • Interact/Rotaract meet • Waterfalls of Iguaçu • Visit of an Orchid Farm • Cachaça, Beer, Guarana • Boat Trip on Rio Paraná • Lunch at the German Colony Graciosa
  9. 9. 9 Introductional Workshop 3 June 2019 Friedrich Neddermeier NGSE – 2 : Individual Exchange, Internship or Academic Internship Duration: 1 to 3 months, (Consider Visa-, CountryRequirements) Participants: Highschool Graduate, University Student, Trainee Visa Requirem.: Proof of Matriculation, Employment Contract Accommod: Preferable in Families; Dormitory Content: Internship/ Study; Integration in the local Rotary life; social engagement Expenses:  Part.: Travel, Insurance, Pocket Money, Outfit, Registration Fee  District/Club: Room and Board when Reciprocity
  10. 10. 10 Introductional Workshop 3 June 2019 Friedrich Neddermeier Requirements Responsibilities • The Districts bear the primary responsibility for the implementation, in particular with regard to the selection of candidates; a personal interview of the candidate is a prerequisite. The Clubs bear the second responsibility in the implementation. • An agreement should be negotiated in detail between the two Districts. • All NGSE-Participants shall carry a Health-, Liability-, Accident- Insurance. For internships local work safety insurance has to be considered. Labor Law • Many internships require an employment contract. • The relevant laws have to be taken into account, such as provisions for minimum wage.
  11. 11. 11 Introductional Workshop 3 June 2019 Friedrich Neddermeier Results / Impact Immersion in another country’s cultural, educational and working environment enhances young adult’s academic, vocational and personal growth. Host clubs and families and the entire community are enriched by extended, friendly contact with someone from a different culture. Exposure to different cultures ranks as one of the most powerful ways to promote international understanding and peace.
  12. 12. 12 Introductional Workshop 3 June 2019 Friedrich Neddermeier Visit our Website: www.youngadultexchanges.org
  13. 13. 13 Introductional Workshop 3 June 2019 Friedrich Neddermeier Busy Bees pollinate Flowers

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