Calendar


Jan
1
Tue
2019
Volunteering & Alumni CLUBS
Jan 1 – Dec 31 all-day

The mission of our clubs is to empower the young people and develop the inherent potential they have by providing them with the skills and knowledge necessary to become active leaders in their communities. This is realized through experiential education that celebrates diversity, builds academic and social competencies.

GLOW-YMLP Clubs are youth-led clubs housed in diverse communities around the country. The clubs provide an opportunity for young men and women to become leaders in their communities. These youth are often GLOW or YMLP Camp alumni who, through GLOW and YMLP Club activities, are able to apply what they have learned at camp about leadership and civic engagement in their communities. Clubs hold two meetings monthly and are responsible for one community service project each school semester.

The support which GLOW-YMLP Clubs receive from YMCA includes funding, mentoring, and unique opportunities for training and skills development. These clubs have national standards which they must complete to fulfill their obligations as a club. The organization of clubs in this way allows YMCA and the club coordinators to be more engaged in the club efforts.

Some clubs are allowed to be more flexible in their responsibilities, and while they have the opportunity to receive tangible support from YMCA, they also have the option of creating their own club experience. All clubs members are expected to take part in the service projects organized by the Club.

Click here to register your Club!

Photo from the GLOW & YMLP clubs in Tetovo

WHO DO WE WORK WITH?

Follow the activities of the clubs all over the country on social media: Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, YouTube.

HISTORY

GLOW-YMLP Clubs began in 2000 and 2016 respectively in order to provide camp alumni with an opportunity to apply the lessons they learned at Camps GLOW and YMLP in their communities. With a strong commitment to equality and diversity GLOW and YMLP clubs focus on curriculum tracks like environmentalism, civic responsibility, personal development, leadership, youth employability and women’s empowerment. Clubs prepare and propel youth to compose their leadership skills so that they may become the leaders in their communities, and in the world. GLOW-YMLP Clubs formally partnered with YMCA in 2016.

Oct
16
Wed
2019
Call for “Enjoy Eat!” in Italy @ Bergolo, Italy
Oct 16 – Oct 24 all-day

This training provides new tools in the frame of non-formal education that uses cooking, food and nutrition and will enable the youth workers to be more efficient in supporting the young people they are working with, through:

* rising soft skills and attitudes needed to enter the labor market or to improve their job occupation * increasing their intercultural sensitivity, their ability to live in harmony in contact with cultural difference * learn to embrace a healthier life style.

Dates: 16 – 24 October 2019
Place: Bergolo – Piedmont, Italy
Trainers: Ilaria Goria, Zsuzsanna Pozsony

More details about the training here.

Applicants must be 18+ old.

 

 

Get to know all provided information from the website before you write to us!
Apply only when you know you want to participate and you have the dates of the training available.

This is learning program funded by Erasmus+ programme.
That requires commitment. You will be asked to organize a follow-up activity after the program. Travel reimbursement is only sent to those who fully participate in all phases, including the follow-up and dissemination.

Apply on: evs@ymcabitola.org.mk

Deadline for the Macedonian applications is: 10 September 2019.

For this event there is 60 EUR participation/sending fee. More details will follow after you show interest.

 

Oct
22
Tue
2019
Call for “COACH YOUR TEAM BY COACHING YOURSELF” in Bulgaria @ Bulgaria
Oct 22 – Oct 29 all-day

This is an advanced coaching training course, for people who already know / have / practice some basic coaching style, or a method. Recommended for those who want to polish their methods and quality of working with and for people.

Arrival: 21 Oct;
Program: 22-29 Oct;
Departure 30 Oct.
Trainers: Anna Sipos, Tihomir Georgiev
Venue and further details will be announced to confirmed participants by email!

More details in the infopack here.

The program is intensive and challenging.
The program does NOT include cultural and touristic sightseeing.
Get to know all provided information in the info letter before you submit your application form!
Apply only when you know you want to participate and you have the dates of the training available.

This is learning program funded by Erasmus+ programme.
That requires commitment. You will be asked to organize a follow-up activity after the program. Travel reimbursement is only sent to those who fully participate in all phases, including the follow-up and dissemination.

Apply on: evs@ymcabitola.org.mk

Deadline for the Macedonian applications is: 25 August 2019.

For this event there is 60 EUR participation fee.

 

 

 

Nov
6
Wed
2019
YMCA Corporate Sponsorship Reception 2019 @ Hotel Park & Spa, Restaurant (Four)
Nov 6 @ 18:00 – 20:00
YMCA Corporate Sponsorship Reception 2019 @ Hotel Park & Spa, Restaurant (Four) | Skopje | Skopje | Macedonia (FYROM)

This is the sixth year in a row we organize the Reception for Corporate Partners of the GLOW & YMLP Youth Development Program.

During the event, we share our gratitude to our corporate partners who have been with us sponsoring the youth program, but also investing in the education of young people and future leaders of Macedonia.

Beside our corporate partners, at the event we invite also other companies who value and practice the Corporate Social Responsibility in their operations and contribute to the overall community development. For those who are coming at the event for the first time, we provide opportunity to inform them about two premium leadership camps for young people, the GLOW (Girls Leading Our World) and YMLP (Young Men’s Leadership Project) camps as well as for our camper alumni community service GLOW & YMLP clubs .

In the previous years, the GLOW & YMLP Youth Development Program have relied heavily on U.S. Embassy funding. For this program to become sustainable, the necessary support must come from Macedonia’s companies. The corporate representatives have the opportunity to: 1) demonstrate their corporate social responsibility; 2) build good will for their company and the products and services they provide; and 3) create a legacy in developing the future leaders of Macedonia, by being our corporate sponsor.

At the event the guests also will have opportunity to listen former campers about their experiences at camps this summer and how GLOW and YMLP camps have helped them to shape their personality and to become individuals who are today – active, engaged, and confident Macedonian leaders. These are the Macedonia’s bright and inspiring leaders for the future. Investing in GLOW and YMLP is investing in the future of Macedonia.

The event is hosted by YMCA and our main partner Peace Corps.

Attending the event is possible only by invitation from the YMCA due limited space.

Read about our previous YMCA Corporate Sponsorship Reception 2018.

Dec
21
Sat
2019
GLOW & YMLP Impact Summit @ NOVA School (high school building)
Dec 21 @ 10:00 – 17:00
GLOW & YMLP Impact Summit @ NOVA School (high school building)

The GLOW & YMLP Impact Summit is a national event in which GLOW and YMLP clubs leaders come together and share their positive practices in working on service projects back in their own communities, inspire each other and learn new skills they can become agents of change  to make a greater impact back home.

The goal of the event is to bring staff and campers alumni from the GLOW (Girls Leading Our World) and YMLP (Young Men Leadership Project) camps together to highlight the community service the campers and staff completed in their home communities via their local GLOW or YMLP clubs.

The event is also a great way for reunion to bring staff and campers from GLOW and YMLP together to talk and share about what everyone has been doing since camp in the summer. The invitation is extended to all camp alumni from GLOW and YMLP 2019 as well as club leaders and active members who have completed a service project in the fall semester.

Applications for the event.

At this years event will attend 60 participants from across the country!

We can’t wait to see all of the campers from our 2019 camps and talk about the impact we have made in our communities since our amazing weeks together over the summer. Of course, we will be having some fun too.

The overall program in 2019 is supported by:

Grant from Horus Macedonia.

and generous donations from by our Corporate Partners and Supporters:
Mermeren kombinat and OKTA as gold level sponsors
SASA mine and TAV Airoprts as silver level sponsors
Alkaloid as bronze level sponsor
Kromberg & Schubert as supporter
ESM as Donor
and from lots of individual donors who supported our cause and the mission of our youth development program via our crowd funding campaign.

This program since the very beginning has been supported by the US Embassy.

Jan
1
Wed
2020
Отворени часови / Open hours @ YMCA Bitola
Jan 1 – Dec 31 all-day

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Работните часови на канцеларијата се од понеделник до петок од 10.00 до 16.00 часот.

Ако сте заинтересирани или пак имате прашања за учество во нашите активности, да споделите идеи или да добиете информации за нашите тековни активности, тоа можете да го сторите на волонтерските средби кои ги организираме повремено.

Календарот на настани се обновува во текот на месецот.  Бидете во тек со нашите случувања!

Jan
2
Thu
2020
Волонтирај во Европа @ YMCA Bitola
Jan 2 2020 – Dec 31 2021 all-day

ИМКА Битола ти нуди можност за волонтирање и во Европа!

Европскиот Солидарен Корпус (поранешниот Европски Волонтерски Сервис) е програма на Европска Унија која им овозможува на млади помеѓу 17-30 години да волонтираат во странство од 2-12 месеци.

Европската Унија ги покрива сите трошоци со цел да промовира вредности како што се: активно граѓанство, толеранција, взаемно разбирање,  солидарност.

Оваа програма еднаш во животот нуди искуство каде волонтерите  имаат можност да запознаат други култури, да станат независни, да стекнат работни вештини, да се обучат за тимска работа, да патуваат и научат јазик како и да добијат Youthpass сертификат кој е признаен во странство и со тоа да ги зголемат шансите за вработување.

Доколку се волонтира на долгорочен проект (помеѓу 2 и 12 месеци), волонтерот нема повеќе можност за повторување на искуството преку оваа програма. Доколку првото волонтирање е краткорочно до 2 месеци, тогаш волонтерот би можел да аплицира уште еднаш за искористување на преостанатите 10 месеци.

Овој тип на волонтирање не е платена работа, јазичен курс, стажирање или туризам и покрај тоа што содржи елементи од сето ова.

Проектите за кои може да аплицирате имаат најразлични теми (над 50) и ваше е да одберете дали сакате да работите со деца или во театар или можеби со лица со хендикеп, социјална работа, ICT- нови тенологии, да предавате јазик, да научите како да водите организација, работа со кампови итн.

Низ следниве дата-бази може да се пребаруваат овие теми:
https://europa.eu/youth/volunteering/project_en (пребарувате согласно Вашите временски планови, тема и земја каде би сакале да волонтирате),
https://youthforeurope.eu/ (пребарувате под „Младински размени“, „Европски Солидарен Корпус“ или „Тренинзи“)

Отворените повици за волонтирање ги објавуваме на фејсјбук. Доколку имате прашања може да не контактирајте и на меил: evs@ymcabitola.org.mk.

Долгорочен ЕСК/ЕВС проект во Олде Вехте, Холандија @ Olde Vechte Foundation
Jan 2 – Dec 31 all-day

Можност за долгорочно волонтирање во Олде Вехте фондацијата во Холандија. Волонтирањето ќе се остварува согласно условите на Европскиот Солидарен Корпус.

Заинтересираните за аплицирање и прашања, пишете на evs@ymcabitola.org.mk

 

 

 

Jan
7
Tue
2020
Краткорочен ЕВС проект „Wider Horizon“ во Холандија @ Olde Vechte Foundation
Jan 7 – Mar 8 all-day

ПОВИКОТ Е ЗАТВОРЕН!!!

Wider Horizon е краткорочен ЕСК проект кој е организиран од страна на Олде Вехте фондацијата, во Омен, Холандија.

На овој ЕВС ќе волонтирате од понеделник до петок, вкупно 36 часа. На едно или две места ќе обавувате практична работа. Имате можност за избор помеѓу неколку работни места. Покрај тоа што ќе ви бидат покриени трошоците за пат, сместување, храна, осигурување, исто така ќе добивате и одредена парична сума за џапарлак секој месец.

Овој проект е главно за млади луѓе помеѓу 18-30 години кои имаат помалку можности и не учествувале претходно во проекти од Erasmus+ програмата поради тоа што биле попречени од разни причини. Лица со помали можности се оние кои имаат:

  • Попреченост (ментална, физичка, сетилна и сл).165939_139988762803709_1340186710_n
  • Лица кои имаат потешкотии при учење (рано го напуштиле школото, со помали квалификации, со ниски оцени);
  • Лица кои се соочуваат со економски пречки (низок стандард, ниски примања, долгорочно невработени, бездомници, млади луѓе со финансиски проблеми);
  • Културни разлики (имигранти, бегалци, малцинство, здравствени проблеми, со хронични болести, тешка болест или физичка состојба);
  • Социјални пречки (лица кои седискриминирани заради религиозна, полова, сексуална, етничка и друга припадност, антисоцијални млади луѓе или со ризични однесувања, во несигурна ситуација, бивши зависници од дрога или алкохол, млади самохрани родители, млади луѓе без родители);
  • Географски пречки (луѓе од рурални средини кои се недоволно поврзани со градовите).

Инфо летер-от може да го разгледате тука.

Доколку сте заинтересирани, пишете на evs@ymcabitola.org.mk за да продолжиме со процесот на аплицирање за оваа неверојатно убава авантура!

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Mar
24
Tue
2020
OPEN CALL: YMCA Europe Leadership Academy 2020 @ Malta
Mar 24 – Mar 29 all-day

This open call is intended for equipping young leaders with necessary knowledge and tools to become future change-makers in the local community were they live.

There will be possibilities for learning about topics that include social inclusion of vulnerablegroups, needs assessment in organization or in a project, creating a social project, creating and maintaining an CSO (Civil Society Organization) with its own mission and democratic governance, advocacy and communication, etc.

Full explanation of the criteria for application and the learning modules you can find here.

 

 

What is specific about this training academy is that it asks for longer commitment throughout the year. There are three sessions happening in the year 2020, with three different dates and in three different places in Europe:

I session: 24-29 March 2020, Malta
II session: 16-21 June 2020, Slovakia
III session: 3-8 November 2020, Belgium

Applying participant will need to go through all of them.

The second specific thing is that a certain amount of participation will be asked. Currently, we are in a process of finding subsidies for participants coming from places with less opportunities, but it is not clear how much of it will cover the real expenses.

All who are willing to commit for the next year on the provided dates and are able to pay a certain participation amount, please write us on: evs@ymcabitola.org.mk to talk more on the details!