Mind the Gap


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Mind the Gap, the sequel
9 / 03 / 2009

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Mind the Gap

  1. 1. Voluntary Cultural Year
  2. 2. Topics <ul><li>The Landesvereinigung Kulturelle Jugendbildung </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural Voluntary Service </li></ul><ul><li>Reasons for a voluntary year </li></ul><ul><li>Duties of the deployment locations </li></ul><ul><li>Deployment Location: Anne Frank Zentrum </li></ul><ul><li>Deployment Location: Jugend Museum </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Landesvereinigung Kulturelle Jugendbildung Berlin e.V. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>(Association for cultural youth education in Berlin) ‏ </li></ul>
  4. 4. Providing organisation in Berlin-Brandenburg <ul><li>Landesvereinigung Kulturelle Jugendbildung is an umbrella organisation for creative-cultural educational in Berlin </li></ul><ul><li>34 member organisations </li></ul><ul><li>since 01.09.2001 recognized provider for the FSJK (Voluntary Cultural Year) in Berlin </li></ul><ul><li>since 01.09.2003 recognized provider for the FSJK (Voluntary Cultural Year) in Brandenburg </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>The Voluntary Cultural Year (FSJK)‏ </li></ul>
  6. 7. The FSJK (Voluntary Cultural Year)‏ <ul><ul><li>The year lasts exactly 12 months </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>volunteers can apply directly for a‏ deployment locations or ask the LKJ to be allocated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They work 40h/week </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>25 days are reserved for further education which is organised by the LKJ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thevolunteers have to work on an own cultural project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>At the end of the year they receive a certificate </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. FSJK 2008/09 <ul><li>1200 applications / 123 volunteer positions </li></ul><ul><li>Berlin: 94 volunteers / 71 deployment locations </li></ul><ul><li>Brandenburg: 29 volunteers / 24 deployment locations </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>Reasons for a voluntary year </li></ul>
  9. 12. <ul><li>Duties of the deployment locations </li></ul>
  10. 13. The deployment locations <ul><li>Intitutions in the cultural and/or youth education sector </li></ul><ul><li>Charitable </li></ul><ul><li>Have to provide a meaningful task </li></ul><ul><li>Provide pedagogical companionship to the volunteer </li></ul><ul><li>Pay 350 € in order to finance the volunteer position </li></ul>
  11. 14. Example #1 Jugend Museum Schöneberg <ul><li>Volunteer: Teresa Tjards </li></ul><ul><li>*1989 in Wilhelmshaven (Niedersachsen), North Germany </li></ul><ul><li>2008 High School Graduation (German Abitur)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>2008 – 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Voluntary Cultural Year in the Jugend Museum Schöneberg in Berlin </li></ul><ul><li>„ After my „Abitur“ I wasn´t sure what I should study. So the Voluntary Social Year of Culture in Berlin is a good opportunity for me in order to search for my identity. “ </li></ul>
  12. 15. Example #1 Jugend Museum Schöneberg <ul><li>a historical museum for young people in Berlin-Schöneberg </li></ul><ul><li>Team: explorers, technicians, craftsmans, pedagogues of theatre/film/social/museum, pupils who make an internship </li></ul>
  13. 16. Example #1 Jugend Museum Schöneberg <ul><li>Our programm: active historical research </li></ul><ul><li>creating a dialogue between the past and present </li></ul><ul><li>inviting school classes to experiment and promote the desire to discover things on their own </li></ul><ul><li>Further: Exhibits, projects, history workshops, artistic workshops, city walks </li></ul>
  14. 17. Permanent Exhibition: Room of miracles <ul><li>54 high transport boxes: findings, treasures of various areas of Berlin's history, miraculous or everyday qualities </li></ul><ul><li>Authentic objects, from Germanic sacrificial cows to Barbie = creating a detective feel for the exploration of the past and present. </li></ul><ul><li>search for sth. further: the archive </li></ul>
  15. 20. Example #2 Anne Frank Zentrum <ul><li>Volunteer: Tommy Tesfu </li></ul><ul><li>*1987 in Dortmund </li></ul><ul><li>2008 Secondary Level Graduation (German Abitur)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>2008 / 2009 FSJK ( Voluntary Social Year of Culture) in the Anne Frank Center Berlin </li></ul><ul><li>Stage poet since 2006 </li></ul>
  16. 21. Example #2 Anne Frank Zentrum <ul><li>Fighting Discrimination, Antisemitism, right-wing extremism </li></ul><ul><li>prepares pedagogues and kids for a intercutlural society </li></ul><ul><li>Develops new pedagogical methods and material </li></ul><ul><li>Peer to peer education </li></ul><ul><li>Anne Frank's story as a chance to reach young people's minds </li></ul>
  17. 22. Anne Frank Zentrum Touring Exhibition <ul><li>Touring exhibitions everywhere in Germany </li></ul><ul><li>Teenagers on site receive an exhibition guide training from the Anne Frank Zentrum </li></ul><ul><li>These teenagers then guide school classes as through the exhibition </li></ul>
  18. 23. Anne Frank Zentrum Exhibition in Berlin <ul><li>The focus is on young people </li></ul><ul><li>Provides guided tours for school classes </li></ul><ul><li>The kids explore the exhibition by theirselves </li></ul><ul><li>Videos showing thoughts of 5 kids from Berlin are compared to Anne Frank's thoughts </li></ul><ul><li>The guides are in their twenties (peer-to-peer education)‏ </li></ul>
  19. 24. <ul><li>Thank you yery much for your attention! </li></ul>