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APV's 2019 - Roxana and Kuba

In July, we had the pleasure of hosting the Advance Planning Visits (APV’s) for the volunteers who will participate in the European Solidarity Corps projects 2019-2020.

What is the Advanced Planning Visit?


The APV is a truly valuable opportunity for our blind and partially sighted volunteers to familiarise themselves with their hosting and coordinating associations and to explore the city where they will live for nine months. We feel it is especially important for blind and partially sighted volunteers to have this opportunity, as they might not benefit from visual things like maps and photos.

What did the APV’s involve?

The two future volunteers, Roxana from Romania and Kuba from Poland, were all accompanied by a representative from their sending associations and spent two days in Liege meeting with their mentors, many VIEWS volunteers and of course their hosting associations where they will be working.
Roxana, accompanied by Adrian from Sakura Romania stayed in the EVS apartment between the 1st and 4th of July and visited IRHOV (primary and secondary), the school where she will be volunteering for her project.

Kuba, accompanied by Ania from Polish Association of the Blind, stayed with us from Monday the 15th of July until Thursday 18th.
Kuba spent a lot of time at the VIEWS office as he will be volunteering there, managing the newsletter and online communications. He also met with La Baraka, as Kuba’s project will also include weekly volunteering there coordinating activities for the young people.


The APV’s also included meetings with:
  • a French teacher who will provide one-to-one adapted language lessons
  • a volunteer who will provide one-to-one mobility lessons
  • a volunteer who will support them with daily living skills
  • Staff and volunteers from VIEWS International, their coordinating association

We were very happy to meet Roxana and Kuba and we look forward to welcoming them back to Liege mid-September 2019 for their 9 months volunteering projects.

With the support of the European Solidarity Corps programme of the European Union