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Suzanne's experience

My name is Suzanne and I am studying at the “Haute École Charlemagne” as a special educator in first grade. I had the opportunity to take my first internship with the International Non-Profit Organisation Views International.

During my internship, I was given the opportunity to meet many people I will remember for a long time. They taught me a lot regarding my role as an educator. Moreover, I was able to meet mobility, daily living skills and French instructors.

It was hard to integrate myself but thanks to the team who friendly eased me, I was able to practice as the best I could.

Revise Your Story - Ibrahim

With this article, I would like to tell you about the experience we had during the Youth exchange “Revise your story” from April 12th to April 19th 2019.

The Belgium team was composed of Anthony Reyers, Joyce De Ceulaerde, Youssri Mejdoubi, Suzan De Hoog and I (Ibrahim Tamditi).
We went to Bulgaria to the city of Sandanski to have an exchange about story telling.
The four other countries that were present were Turkey, Italy, Slovenia and of course Bulgaria the hosting country..

Presentation of Sophia's EVS and her Impressions

Presentation of my EVS and my impressions

My EVS started on October 15, 2018, so it’s been four months now. The first two months were very hard because I did not speak Spanish and I had trouble finding my bearings.
From the second week I went to the training of arrival in Oviedo in the north of Spain, it was very complicated because I did not understand many things in addition to the fact that the training was very tiring. The good news is that I have met a lot of people, about 20.

Dinner In The Dark 2019

Views International is an organization whose devotion it is to aid visually impaired and blind people to integrate and adapt as best as possible to the sighted world. However, it is equally important to show sighted people the problems, needs or advantages of a visual impairment. To reach that goal Views International organized some local events and invited the sighted to take part in them. The most recently passed was our popular “Dinner in the dark” in the beginning of March.

Jerome's update

Presentation of my EVS and my impressions

My EVS started on October 15, 2018, so it’s been four months now. The first two months were very hard because I did not speak Spanish and I had trouble finding my bearings.

From the second week I went to the training of arrival in Oviedo in the north of Spain, it was very complicated because I did not understand many things in addition to the fact that the training was very tiring.

The good news is that I have met a lot of people, about 20.

portrait of the month February 2019

Portrait of the month - February 2019
The last edition of this series was dedicated to the former Views Board member, Miss Stavroula Kousteni from Greese. The portrait of this month will introduce you to Mike Thornton, the president of Views Board for the last three years. Not only will you find out how he came to Views International, we will additionally talk about his tasks and election processes on Views Board and finally speculate a bit on the future of the UK in Views International due to BREXIT debate.

Portrait of the Month February 2019

The last edition of this Serie was dedicated to the former Views Board member Stavroula Kousteni. The portrait of this month will introduce you to Mike Thornton, the president of Views Board for the last two Years. Not only will you find out how he came to Views international, we will additionally talk about his tasks and election processes on Views Board and finally speculate a bit on the Future of the UK in Views International due to the BREXIT debate.

EVS - an experience abrought: Sophia talks about her work with Views

My name is Sophia. I am a 22-year old German volunteer for Views international. From the three possible internships with the Belgian branch of the association, I chose to work in the office of Views because neither my knowledge in French nor my comprehension of children qualified me for the other two options. This article shall now report a bit on my European Voluntary Service (EVS).

Although you probably know the projects of Views International, I’ll shortly reexplain what my tasks with Views are about.

What will change in the Youth work 2019

According to the European Youth Union, young people have always been essential to maintain the European Union as we know it. Therefore In 2003 they established a number of projects which should encourage young people to travel through Europe or to get engaged in national youth committees to support the youth work all over the Union. Since these projects are now expiring or being replaced through new ones, the European Youth Union has held a conference on the 24th of May 2018 to outline their program till 2021.

the 1st World Braille Day and a breef history on Braille writing

The 4th of January 2019 was a special day. Not only would Louis Braille have celebrated his 210th birthday – Since this year we can also celebrate the “World Braille Day”, after the United Nations adopted a resolution from the World Blind Union. This might seem as a good moment to review the history of Braille writing and blinds education for both go closely together.