Project Database

Behold Alumni!

New initiative staring up within the IPC Alumni Organisation. Stay put and read on.

In the Alumni Board we are working on creating a platform where all alumni of IPC can have their projects collected.

This will enable any member to get their projects exposed to the entire alumni network and thereby ask for volunteer help, promotion, crowdfund, offer one’s help etc etc.

All the projects will collected in the newly set-up volunteer database on the webpage: http://ipcalumni.dk/?page_id=472. You can already check out one project in there.

WHAT do you need to do now?
Ask yourself if you have a project or organisation you would like to have in the database – or if you know someone who has; you can poke them and present the database.

The information needed to be in the database is the following:

– Photo or logo
– Name of the organisation/project.
– Synopsis/description of the project/org including: location, methodology, objective/goal.
– Help needed: location of the helper, expectations and work load
– What is provided for the volunteer (if anything)
– Location of project
– Time frame of the project
– Contact information to the Alumni connected to the project/org.
– Link to further information.

Write an email to alumni@ipc.dk with the information above – or if you have any questions.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

The Alumni Board

Volunteering at IPC autumn term 2018!

Coming back to IPC as an Alumni volunteer and giving all your best to the community? Promoting human rights, intercultural learning, understating and tolerance? Developing yourself on a new level, taking up new challenges and projects?

NOW YOU CAN! We have prepared this special offer with EU “Erasmus+” programme-funds (EVS-European Voluntary Service), for those who are looking for a space to DO GOOD.

Already next Autumn Term (August-December 2018) you can become an European Volunteer and change the world!

Application deadline is 31st of March.
Apply here!

Basic requirements for “Erasmus +” : EVS:
– 18-30 years old
– Residence in one of European countries, also Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, or Tunisia.
– Have not taken part in another EVS programme before.

EVS Volunteers Spring Term 2018

In January IPC Alumni and IPC welcomed the two new EVS volunteers to the school. They are Lucile Trouchaud and Madgalena Potrawiak and in the two months they have been here, they have made a lot of projects. The Human Rights café is up and running and the infamous EVS-hot chocolate is back! Lucile and Magdalena live among the 100 international students at the International People’s College, so their days are filled with people and activities. They help the kitchen setting up for meals, they act as technical support during cultural evenings, they have a key role in the planning and participating in the forth coming Alumni Reunion Weekend at IPC in April and at the same time they learn Danish, hang out and run smaller projects of their own.

Sounds busy?

If you want to follow their activities, the volunteers have set up their own platform for the Human Rights Café project, where updates, events and vlogs will be posted as the project develops.

Click here to see the platform.

Lucile wrote a small introduction to herself;

“I am 22 years old and I am from Toulouse, France. I like riding sports, spending good times with friends and family, and listening/playing music. I am in a long term relationship with food, and specially casual food, street food and all kind of melted cheesy meal. You can also call me a pizza lover. I’ve got a Bachelor Degree with a major in marketing and communication.”

…and here is Magdalena’s introduction:

“I was born and raised in Kraków – the cultural capital of Poland. My first big passion was dance. I’ve been a ballet dancer for almost 10 years. In the meantime I also fell for English and travelling. These two things are still an integral part of my life. I graduated from university with a master degree in American studies and English Philology, specialization: translation and I’ve been working with languages ever since. I worked as an interpreter at Auschwitz Memorial and Museum, taught English at the University of Sevilla to finally turn into a translator specialized in audio visual translations. Before coming here, I was an office manager at one of the publishing houses in Kraków. My interests are non-verbal and intercultural communication, problems and strategies of translating culture-specific content, Scandinavia.”

We in the EVS coordination team and the rest of the IPC Alumni are happy with our volunteers and are looking forward to the rest of the project!

 

IPC experience in Korea

An interesting, alumni-related event went on in Korea recently. Some alumni of IPC and another folk high school, Krogerup Højskole, created a two week long programme in the folk high school-spirit mixed with a Korean spirit for Koreans who has not attended a folk high school. The event was a success and the participants and organisers would like to do it again sometime.

Maybe this initiative in the future will lead to more events linked to IPC Alumni in Asia and other parts of the world – as a part of expanding the IPC Alumni activities outside Europe.

Hye Sun Chung from South Korea writes about the event here;

“Another good news from S. Korea with a lessening of tension between both Koreas. A folk high school spirit is in the air. A twelve-day program inspired by Danish folk high school has been created and successfully finished their first term on 7, Jan. 6 Koreans(including former IPC students Haegyun, Leo, Min and former Krogerup Hojskole students Seokwon) initiated and organized this program. 20 participants and 2 volunteers were deeply immersed in a variety of programs such as morning fellowship, coffee mix, classes, washing up, cleaning up and of course party! The facilitators basically adopted folk high school theme and structure in the program, however they put a lot of effort to implement it in a Korean way. And it worked! The familiar folk high school magic happened in Korea too. There’re already some people who are waiting for the 2nd term. We still don’t know when the 2nd term begins. Let’s wait and see!”

Be part of the IPC Alumni Human Rights Project in Bosnia this Summer!

IPC Alumni is hereby launching its human rights project “Step in: Human Rights Education and Communication in Conflict Resolution” taking place in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 20-26 August 2018!

For this project, IPC Alumni needs YOUR help! We are looking for country coordinators, who will coordinate the group of Alumnis from their country. Country coordinators will have the task of promoting the project among Alumnis in their country. It is a big plus if you are connected to any organization, NGO etc. in your country. Country coordinators will have travel expenses and accommodation covered by IPC Alumni!

Read more about the project and eligible countries below, and apply for being a country coordinator HERE.

DEADLINE for application for country coordinator: 30th of January 2018!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at alumni@ipc.dk, or Bojana Ilic, Bogna Jalowiecka, or Esben Asmussen on facebook.

More about the project:

Building on our experience from The Human Rights Cafe at IPC, the project will be implemented in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The project will be composed  of 24 Alumnis from various countries. The participation in the project will provide the participants with broader knowledge about human rights, with special focus on children protection and refugees law, responsibility to protect doctrine (R2P), together with knowledge about international institutions and organizations supporting promotion and education about Human Rights, such as United Nations and Council of Europe as well as conflict resolution methods. Besides the theoretical knowledge, the main aim of the project is to equip the participants in practical tools and methods needed in youth work, in order to enrich their skills and simplified acting as Human Rights educators. The project will be run by experienced youth trainers with academic background and practical expertise from humanitarian and development projects related to the topic of the project.
The main core of the project is 6-days long training course. During the stay, participants will be participating in games, simulations and exercises about the topic. Due to active participation in activities and evaluation provided for any of them as well as for the whole training, the youth leaders and youth workers will learn how to implement the knowledge learned in practical activities and workshops after being back home.

Eligible coordinators/participants: Residents in one of the European countries, and also Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, or Tunisia

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