Strengthening socio-economic development through sport

GLEN combines mutual learning in the Global North and Global South with inner-European exchange. Seminars of several days offer space for mutual and peer-to-peer learning and experience exchange. The European tandems foster this change of perspective by a three-month internship in the Global South. The GLEN cycle focuses on methods and contents of Global Learning which can be acquired and tested during the seminars and put into practice after the internship phase by organising an action or other initiatives linked to global issues.

Please note that this internship is part of the GLEN Anglo seminar group with English being the working language.

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Are you interested in socio-economic development, human rights and sports? This project could be a fit! In order to take part you should have knowledge in social and legal skills, specializing in children, youth and women advocacy. You will learn about Kenyan policy with regards to the topic area and the challenges of socio-economic issues tackled in the projects. Through knowledge exchange you will also benefit and contribute to further strengthening the project.

The Mathare Youth Sports Association (MYSA) was founded in Nairobi, Kenya in 1987 in order to support young people by using sports as a tool for change in their lives. The project is active in the Mathare valley, a slum with several hundred thousand inhabitants. MYSA is a very dedicated and versatile non-profit organization. MYSA aims at linking sports with social improvement and community development to enhance the socio‐economic development of Mathare. MYSA engages the youth in sport activities and promotes a reading culture through slum libraries. It organizes slum garbage cleanups, fights for environmental improvement as well as employability and work readiness. Further activities are in the field of HIV/aids prevention, children safeguarding, women advocacy and youth rights protection. The organization currently has 30 full-time employees, 45 part-time workers and over 26.000 volunteers. Furthermore, it collaborates with other organizations ranging from the Streetfootballworld network or INEX-SDA to other organisations active in the same field, such as Moving the Goalpost.

As a GLEN intern you will engage in a broad set of activities comprising trainings, community outreach programs, follow-up on legal and on gender issues, child safeguarding, attending stakeholder meetings and conducting focus group discussions, workshops and trainings, writing reports, conducting interviews and case studies.

The scheduled time for the internship is three months between July and September 2017.

Training and seminars prior to the internship will be held in English.

The GLEN team, formed by a Czech, a German and a Slovenian participant, will collaborate with a Kenyan intern, so that you will work together in a team of four.

Program component: GLEN Anglo

Language(s): English

Topic / area(s) of interest: Human Rights, Gender, Health, Law

Vocational field(s)/field(s) of study: Pedagogy, Human Rights, Health Care, Social Science, Sports

Period of the internship: 3 months between July and September 2017

Country: Kenya

Number of Participants: 3 (4)

Proposed by: Mathare Youth Sports Association (MYSA)

Number of the internship: 50004002-1112

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