Theatre and creative activities with kids (Basel)

Description: The Basler Kindertheater and SCI organize a theatre week for kids from refugee centers around Basel together with children living in Basel. The aim of this integrative project is to give the possibility to kids from refugee centers to have a rich exchange of experiences with local kids and to improve their German language skills in a creative context. This will be accomplished with a mix of theatre playing and games. At the end of the week (Saturday afternoon), there will be a presentation of the work. About 20-22 kids between 9 and 13 years old will participate in the project.

Type of Work: In the preparation week (the first week of the workcamp), volunteers will receive an introduction to migration issues, theatre playing and animation with children and will prepare the activities for the second week together with a theatre expert. During the project week, volunteers will organize games and other activities for kids, accompany them from the refugee centers to the city, participate in the theatre sessions and support the kids and the theatre expert with their help. At lunch time some volunteers help looking after the kids.

Study Theme: During the first week, you will have introductions and discussions on relevant issues such as migration and asylum in Switzerland and on peace work. This theoretical knowledge will be helpful for the concrete work with the children in the second week.

Accommodation: Simple accommodation with beds near Basler Kindertheater.

Language: The camp language is German: level B1/B2 is required. A Skype-Interview might be required to test your language skills. If we realize here that the language skills are not sufficient, you won’t be accepted. Local language is Swiss-German.

Requirements: Have interest in migration and intercultural issues, taking responsibility when working with kids, be creative and participate in daily life. Please send us your separate motivation letter in German and explain why you are interested in participating in this workcamp. If you already have some experience in working with kids, theatre, music or dance, please mention it.

Approximate Location: Basel

Notes: As this workcamp is part of a special project, there will be 5 international and 5 Swiss volunteers. Swiss volunteers are fully integrated in the group of volunteers and stay at the project place overnight.

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