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As a young person of today, you are part of the biggest youth generation the world has ever seen. At the same time you are a part of a generation of young people who insist on being heard, who make demands, demonstrate and fight for their rights and future worldwide. With the WorldCampNordfyn programme it is our desire to support this drivet and cultivate creativity and action. Throughout the programme you will get tools, knowledge and experience on how to create change for yourself and others both locally and globally. Therefore, our course is a combination of folk high school and volunteer work abroad.

Folk High School

At WorldCampNordfyn you become part of a community of young people from all over the world. Here we will explore concepts such as active citizenship, culture, sustainable development and ethical communication. In collaboration, we build a platform for discovery, insight and vision through play, debate, immersion and visits to exciting and inspirational people and organizations. You will engage with various forms of project development and management in projects where we work from the very initial idea and concept to the execution, and gain experience on the process along the way.

We welcome students from all over the world and encourage everyone to apply. The greater diversity the better. Nordfyns Højskole is a very versatile and diverse school and we have no requirements for you as a student. However, we hope that you will be curious, experimental and have an open mind ready to both absorb and share your perspectives. The class is taught in English and after 12 weeks of group work, projects and debate it will give you a colossal intercultural toolbox. Once you are able to collaborate with people of different values, culture and religion, there are not many challenges you cannot take on.

In addition, you will also gain new cultural perspectives and experiences when volunteering with one of our partners. Our partners are local organizations all over the world, and during your volunteer stay you live locally. It is in the personal encounter, the close relationship and cooperation with other young people that you really are going to experience what thousands of nuances that other cultures has to offer.

Before departure your stay at Nordfyns Højskole will consist of different components that altogether prepare you well, not only for your volunteer stay abroad, but also to stay engaged when you get back home.

Action is a keyword and we highly believe in learning by doing. At WorldCampNordfyn you are allowed to test ideas and put your thoughts into action. You will be introduced to different methods and theories related to development, brainstorming, facilitation and project management. You will get the opportunity to transform what you know, to what you can, in various big and small projects throughout the semester.

You will gain hands-on experience with projects, but also a theoretical and historical understanding of the country you are going to work in. We will immerse ourselves in relevant concepts about democracy, human rights, civil society, international politics and sustainable development in order to create a foundation for our development.

As a part of your volunteer stay you will be responsible for documentation and communication. Therefore, we will explore our creativity and communicative skills while focusing on especially visual communication: photo, video, vlog, voxpop and much more – all starting from an ethical and critical approach to communication. How do we tell stories without using words, and how do we share stories about other people’s lives with dignity?

WorldCampNordfyn is a foundation for your further engagement in projects and campaigns as well as local and global change.

WorldCampNordfyn themes: 

  • Democracy
  • Sustainable development
  • Project management
  • Communication
  • Creativity in social and political change
  • Activism and civil engagement
  • Youth and youth empowerment
  • NGOs and inspiration
  • Group dynamics and teamwork
  • Human rights
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Uganda – January 2021

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The destination for programme start up in January 2021 is Uganda.
From the moment you step out of the plane in Entebbe International Airport, just south of Kampala, you will be met by welcoming smiles and open arms ready to invite you in to their country.  Uganda is placed right on equator and the warm climate provides for beautiful nature and a generous and good humored people.

As a volunteer in Uganda you will come close to being local yourself as you will live with a local family and work in a local NGO. You will become a part of daily life and take part in all that it entails of laundry, cooking, football games and long conversations in the shade. When you live like this, with a local family, you meet and experience the country and its culture completely differently than as a tourist. Every family is different and not one volunteer stay is the same. The families are picked by our local partner and will be well prepared for you stay with them. Who knows maybe you are lucky and will be invited to a wedding?

You will spend the weekdays as a volunteer with one of our partners Open Space and Uganda Youth Network (UYONET). Both organisations are partners of Crossing Borders Denmark and work on inclusion of young people as active citizens in the democracy. More than 60 percent of the population of Uganda is under the age of 25 and therefore our partners focus on making sure that the voices of young people are heard and listened to.

How much you will work and what you will do depends on your own attitude and drive. The more you say yes, the more you will experience. You will definitely feel that your schedule is less structured than you are used to coming from the Højskole in Denmark. This is one of the reasons that your own initiative and open mind is very important. Expect that you will work about 20 hours a week with the organisation, sometimes more, sometimes less. When you travel to another country to be a volunteer it is important that you are tolerant and open to cultural differences.

Back in Denmark again you will not just have made a difference in your own and others peoples life. You will be enriched with a completely unique perspective into another culture and more important you can use all your new knowledge that you bring back to go home and make a difference for the future.

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Japan – August 2020

The destination for programme start up August 2020 is Japan.

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As modern and highly technological as Japan is, as old and rich is its traditions and cultures, something that will seem clear to you from the moment you land in Tokyo and move further north to Rikuzentakata in the Iwate region. From prominent skyline, high speed trains and the myriad of people to traditional japanese architecture, fishing villages, towering mountains and a community in the process of healing. Common for both city and rural areas is that you will meet a lot of smiling and welcoming people who are ready to share experiences with you.

As a volunteer in Japan you will get close to both the local community of Rikuzentakata and young people from universities in the big cities, who has found their way north uin the attempt to put their busy life and the expectations of society on a hold. You will live at SET Changemakers’ College in shared houses with the students of the college and be a part of the NPO SET’s outreach programmes in the community. Furthermore you will be a part of the local community when among other things help is needed in the fishing boats and events are held in the communitycafé.

One of the goals of SET is to bridge the gap between the modern, young generation who often seek a life in the busy cities and the older generation in rural Rikuzentakata, who has an extensive knowledge of traditions and cultures of Japan. In 2011 Rikuzentakata was hit very badly by the Tsunami that followed massive earthquakes in Japan. The city, the harbour and the fishing was destroyed. Today the city has become home to a movement of young people, who on the one hand is assisting in rebuilding the community and city and on the other is trying to go against the society tendency of achievement and pressure. This philosophy goes well in hand with the life on Højskole in Denmark, where we value the virtue of being a free space to experience one’s passions and talents in a safe environment.

How much you will work and what you will do depends on your own attitude and drive. The more you say yes, and that sounds exciting, the more you will experience. You will definitely experience a different approach to time and work and you will have to be ready to include your body when speaking and explaining. Not everyone in the city know english but you can expect the central people around you to be able to communicate with you and a contact person ready to help. Expect that you will work about 20 hours a week with the organisation, sometimes more, sometimes less. When you travel to another country to be a volunteer it is important that you are tolerant and open to cultural differences.

Back in Denmark again you will not just have made a difference in your own and others peoples life. You will be enriched with a completely unique perspective into another culture and more important you can use all your new knowledge that you bring back to go home and make a difference for the future.

Partner is SET/Changemakers’ College

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To be able to offer the best and most comprehensive programme we have teamed up with some strong partners. You can read about them here:

Uganda:

Crossing Borders:

Crossing Borders has been promoting unity in diversity, intercultural meeting and international exchange toward realizing our common humanity and mutual dependency in a truly global community for 20 years. With partners all over the world we actively work towards bringing people and culture closer together everyday.

Open space:

Established in 2009, Open Space Centre is a not for profit, youth-led organization that broadens space and opportunities for young people (13 – 35 years) to enhance their potential and constructively contribute to Uganda’s social, economic and political development. Through debate and leadership development training programs targeting youth in high schools, tertiary institutions and out of school, the Centre has served over 15,000 youth (52% female) in three target districts including Kampala and Wakiso (both in the central), and Gulu (in the north).

Through a partnership with Crossing Borders and with support from CISU, Open Space runs a unique youth awareness program on the sustainable development goals dubbed the SDGs in reality – Uganda, “no youth” is left behind” project. This project seeks to expand and bring on board youth leaders in schools and local communities; and through a comprehensive mentorship program not only increase their knowledge base and engagement on SDGs, but also inspire youth urgency, action and initiative to popularize the goals among their constituencies. As a volunteer you will be expected to join the project team and contribute your expertise and energy in delivering this project; Among the key tasks lined up include:

  • Documentation of project stories from beneficiaries through podcasts and online blogs
  • Development of project content to be used for information exchange in Denmark
  • Site visits to project schools and communities
  • Attending community networking and learning events among others.

UYONET:

Uganda Youth Network (UYONET) is a national youth serving umbrella organization with a membership of over 157 youth groups/associations clustered in 31 registered network organizations collectively working to mainstream young peoples’ engagement in governance and development processes in Uganda. UYONET was founded to respond to the increasing demand for a collective platform for research, training and policy advocacy for young people by young people. Since its inception, UYONET has  grown into a nationally and internationally recognized youth organization by positioning the youth to play a leading role in nation building by enhancing their visibility in policy, governance and development processes in the country and providing the necessary infrastructure for information sharing and networking.

The volunteers will be linked to our member organisations and partner organisations who have community based activities related to climate change and mitigation in the ghetto communities, school outreaches on sexual reproductive health  management, school/ community outreaches on career and personal development, budget advocacy, community Journalism .

Among the key tasks lined up include:

  • Documentation of project stories from beneficiaries through podcasts, partner websites, social media pages and online blogs.
  • participate in the prefect leadership training programs in the selected schools
  • participate in weekly school outreaches on Sexual Reproductive Health programs in selected schools
  • join the team of community Journalists to amplify advocacy issues identified from the field in Danish language using a developed social media page or website for the event.
  • Organise a one day training of youth led organisations and community Journalists in Social campaigning and
  • participate in organised community cinema series in the slum communities of Kampala
  • participate in community caravans on Safe and Green Cities Campaign (you might want to involve Dream Town Organisation in preparation for this)
  • As to be planned participate in some other country activities in Eastern, Northern and Western Uganda
  • participate in Climate Smart Urban Agriculture one day tour in Kyanja Demonstration farm
  • Development of project content to be used for information exchange in Denmark

Japan:

SET/Change Maker’s College

SET was founded in 2011 two days after a big earthquake set of a tsunami that devastated the city of Rikuzentakata among other parts of north western Japan. The organisation is founded and run by young people from the bigger cities, some has moved to rural Rikuzentakata as part of the movement towards development and rebuilding. SET’s mission is to change the individual’s “want to” to “could do”, and make a societal “Change” to “Good” happen for the future of Japan. While SET is based in and work from Hirota, Rikuzentakata, western north area of Japan, the vision is that change can spread and the solutions for community building and sustainable human development can be useful all over Japan. For this society needs active, committed people who have the will to use their abilities for the better of the community.

As a part of this vision SET has founded Change Makers’ College. The College is originally based on Højskole philosophy (Folk High School in English) in Denmark.  The programmes and the College are community focused and in its nature the College is a whole town as a school of life. Our aim is to challenge each student’s sustainability, to create and grow awareness in each one’s will and a sense of putting earth first and create a sustainable and rich measurement of life not defined by economic growth. One problem we have identified is a difficulty within the individuals to connect to their own sense of self and gut feeling and act upon it. This is why we founded a place and organisation working towards reconnecting individuals with the person that they are and become aware of the abilities they have to create change for themselves and their community.

 

suggestions for activities for volunteers:

  • Community café management: Activities to make community cafes even better and relevant to the city
  • Create community activity spaces such as a playground in the forest for the children
  • Projects that improve the school environment (renovation, proposals for share houses, Højskole activities for the students and the community)
  • Experience and practice Japan’s sustainable local farming; Sea weed farming  to live with nature, Peeling sea urchins taken from the sea
  • Exchange of danish and japanese culture on society
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Price for the programme

Price per week 1500 dkk

January start = 25 weeks x 1500 dkk = 37500 dkk

April start = 19 weeks x 1500 dkk = 28.500 dkk

August start = 19 weeks x 1500 dkk = 28.500 dkk

The price for the programme depends on when you choose to start (January, April or August). This is because both the length of the programme varies and the costs related to your volunteerstay depends on where you will be going. Prices are stated at the pages where you can read about our partners. The fee covers all things related to WorldCampNordfyn and is to be fully paid before departure for the volunteer destination. Unless anything else is stated the fee covers:

While at Nordfyns Højskole

  • Accommodation and food during stay
  • Classes and preparation
  • Visits to inspiring people, organisations and partners
  • Participation in conferences, events, and ‘Folkemøde’ (Depending on programme start)
  • Coordination of volunteerstay with partner
  • Coordinator/Teacher in Denmark who will be with you throughout your stay in Denmark and ready to talk when you are at your destination
  • Transport to the airport at departure for the volunteerstay

Volunteer stay

  • Pick up in the airport and transport to hostlocation
  • Preparation at arrival (accommodation, food etc.)
  • Transport to the location where you will volunteer
  • Local coordinator at the partner organisation
  • Accommodation and food during stay, either with host family or in shared house (depending on destination)

Not included:

  • Plane ticket: When you sign up for the programme you will be charged a deposit of 5000 dkk, this is to buy the plane ticket to and from your volunteer destination. Any remaining money will be transferred back to you before your departure from Nordfyns Højskole. (See more under the ‘Plane ticket’ section).
  • Visa: Prices and application process depends on destination and we will help you. (See more under the ‘Visa’ section)
  • Vaccinations: What vaccinations might be necessary for you to get depends on how long and where you will volunteer and which ones you already have (See more under ‘Vaccinations’). Vaccinationer:
  • Insurance: You are responsible for your own insurance during the programme. (See more under the ‘Insurance’ section).
  • Materials fee: All students pay a fee for materials of 1000 dkk
  • Study trip: On the long semesters starting January and August all students go on study trip, the price is around 4500 dkk
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Louise er underviser på WorldCampNordfyn. Hun har mange års erfaring med frivilligt arbejde og et stort netværk i NGO verdenen

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The programme2020-02-03T14:22:45+01:00

WorldCampNordfyn is a shared programme between Nordfyns Højskole and our partners who are based in different countries. The programme starts out in Denmark at Nordfyns Højskole where you will stay for 12 weeks. Then you move to the partner country and stay as volunteer with our partner for 6, 8 or 12 weeks depending on what of the year you start your semester. For the full semester stays starting in January and August you will return to the Nordfyns Højskole and end the semester with the rest of the school.

Starting dates2020-02-03T14:25:12+01:00

WorldCampNordfyn accepts students 3 times a year: January, April and August. Where you will go and work as a volunteer depends on when you start the programme. This information is available under ‘Destinations’ and will be updated continuously.

Who can participate?2020-02-03T14:25:32+01:00

We do not have any specific demands to nationality, education or experience for you to participate in WorldCampNordfyn, neither at Nordfyns Højskole nor during your stay with our partners. We do however expect that you are:

  • Motivated and committed to the programme both during your stay as a student at Nordfyns Højskole and as a volunteer with our partners.
  • Curious, flexible and open minded in the meeting of new cultures and people.
  • Ready to understand and respect a different culture.
  • Can live under more simple conditions than you might be used to at home, both when it come to accomodation and food.
  • Ready to take the initiative and start activities for yourself and others within the frame of the programme.
  • Prepared for the fact that a stay in a new country will present you with both challenges and unexpected situations, that you in some cases will have to solve yourself.

It is however a demand that you can say yes to:

  • That you have turned 18 before starting the programme
  • That you speak and understand english on a daily use level
  • That you commit to agreements and terms regarding to communication and sharing of your volunteer stay, both during and after you stay.
Stay at Højskole in Denmark2020-02-03T14:25:39+01:00

Our entranceway into other cultures and civic engagement is through our partners. But the better prepared you are about the work they do and context they work in, the more you will get out of your stay. This is why we have teamed up with our partners and created WorldCampNordfyn, where you besides experiencing life at a Højskole, you focus on the volunteerstay as part of your A-subject. The A-subject WorldCampNordfyn is much more than practical preparation, it is sharing and challenging world views, it is a practical and theoretical approach to democratic formation, active citizenship, communication and project managing. The length of the stay varies because of flight schedules but is minimum 12 weeks.

Arrival in destination country2020-02-03T14:25:45+01:00

When you land in the country where you will volunteer our partners will be ready to pick you up from the airport together with the rest of the volunteers. Before the weekly schedule starts you will have some introduction time together. This is to get  a feeling of the new setting, and a more general view into the work of our partners. During your volunteerstay you will have a contact person with the partner but are more than welcome to contact the WorldCampNordfyn teacher.

What will I do?2020-02-03T14:25:50+01:00

What kind of work you will be doing, depends on what destination and partner you end up choosing. The common thing is that our partners work with engaging the local population in democracy civic society and the community.  Furthermore you will become a part of everyday life at the organisation and the community, and the more you say yes, the more you will experience and discover. You will find a description of our partners and their work under the tab ‘Partners’, this is also where you can see the next time we have a programme start with the different destinations.

Where will I stay?2020-02-03T14:26:33+01:00

You will be living as a integrated part of the community where you volunteer. Either with a host family or in a shared house with other volunteers. You will be living close to at least one of your fellow Højskole-volunteer friends. To live locally is a big part of the experience of working in a different culture and country. You will live close to the place where you will be volunteering, but whether you have your own room, will be sharing or something else will be decided when you start the programme. You will become part of everyday life in the sense that you will be a part of cooking, cleaning, doing laundry and maybe repairing the house or helping in the garden. Every persons stay is different, the only thing we can guarantee is that it will be interesting.

Volunteer certificate2020-02-03T14:27:03+01:00

Besides your Højskole diploma we are glad to give you an official volunteer certificate in collaboration with our partners. This will consist of more concrete information about you volunteerstay and the work you have been a part of.

Available spots2020-02-03T14:27:16+01:00

To hear about availability and programme start or if you have specific questions to some of the content of the programme feel free to call or email our WorldCampNordfyn teacher Louise (Tlf: 64 81 32 80 Email: louise@nordfyns.nu)

Pocket money during the programme2020-02-03T14:28:11+01:00

So how much do I spend on things outside of accommodation and food covered by the tuition fee, how much pocket money do I need? To answer that is almost impossible as everybody´s habits and spending is different. It will also depend on which country you will be volunteering in and how many short trips you will do in your free time at Nordfyns Højskole. Our experience is that people spend between 5000 dkk and 25000 dkk. To get a better glimpse of prices in the countries you will visit we recommend travel books, blogs and simply googling.

Price for the programme2020-02-03T14:28:23+01:00

The price for the programme depends on when you choose to start (January, April or August). This is because both the length of the programme varies and the costs related to your volunteerstay depends on where you will be going. Prices are stated at the pages where you can read about our partners. The fee covers all things related to WorldCampNordfyn and unless anything else is stated the fee covers:

While at Nordfyns Højskole2020-02-03T14:28:35+01:00
  • accommodation and food during stay
  • Classes and preparation
  • Visits to inspiring people, organisations and partners
  • Participation in conferences, events, and ‘Folkemøde’ (Depending on programme start)
  • Coordination of volunteerstay with partner
  • Coordinator/Teacher in Denmark who will be with you throughout your stay in Denmark and ready to talk when you are at your destination
  • Transport to the airport at departure for the volunteerstay
Volunteer stay2020-02-03T14:28:48+01:00
  • Pick up in the airport and transport to hostlocation
  • Preparation at arrival (accommodation, food etc.)
  • Transport to the location where you will volunteer
  • Local coordinator at the partner organisation
  • Accommodation and food during stay, either with host family or in shared house (depending on destination)
Not included:2020-02-03T14:29:02+01:00
  • Plane ticket: When you sign up for the programme you will be charged a deposit of 5000 dkk, this is to buy the plane ticket to and from your volunteer destination. Any remaining money will be transferred back to you before your departure from Nordfyns Højskole. (See more under the ‘Plane ticket’ section).
  • Visa: Prices and application process depends on destination and we will help you. (See more under the ‘Visa’ section)
  • Vaccinations: What vaccinations might be necessary for you to get depends on how long and where you will volunteer and which ones you already have (See more under ‘Vaccinations’). Vaccinationer:
  • Insurance: You are responsible for your own insurance during the programme. (See more under the ‘Insurance’ section).
  • Materials fee: All students pay a fee for materials of 1000 dkk
Security during volunteer stay2020-02-03T14:29:42+01:00

Your safety is always our first priority, when you are with us at Nordfyns Højskole our with our partners. We keep an eye on any security threats in the places where our partners work, and will only send you to your volunteer destination if we believe it to be safe.

With that said, there is a lot you can do for your own security. Insurance is one thing and simple logic and awareness is another. Whenever you travel to another country and culture it is good to be aware of differences to the norms and ‘habits’ your are used to. It is a good idea to trust your gut and listen to people in the community that you trust. Understanding culture is a part of the preparations at Nordfyns Højskole.

Last sign up2020-02-03T14:29:58+01:00

The earlier you sign up the better in terms of ensuring yourself a spot in the programme and that we can fulfill any wishes you might have about accommodation or destination. It is possible to sign up right up till the beginning of the semester, but the sooner we know that you will be a part of the programme the better we can prepare all of the details.

Vaccinations2020-02-03T14:30:08+01:00

Vaccinations and prophylaxis can be a necessity related to travelling. It is your own responsibility to be sure what vaccinations you have already and which ones you will need before departing for your volunteer stay. We recommend that you look at the official recommendations of the health services. Remember to bring the yellow vaccination registration card with you to Denmark

Visa2020-02-03T14:30:18+01:00

Depending on your destination obtaining a visa can become necessary. Details and rules about visas are very different in the countries of our partners. Because of this we will apply for visas together, either before departure or on arrival. You however have to make sure that your passport fulfill the requirements.

Plane ticket2020-02-03T14:30:29+01:00

We will order tickets together when we have the final number of students/volunteers who will be going. When you sign up for the programme you will be charged a deposit of 5000 dkk, this is to buy the plane ticket to and from your volunteer destination. Any remaining money will be transferred back to you before your departure from Nordfyns Højskole.

Insurance2020-02-03T14:31:30+01:00

You are responsible for your insurance; medical, travel, personal etc. both during your stay at Nordfyns Højskole and during your stay with our partner. Be aware of the coverage of your insurance before you leave for Denmark

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