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OpenTheWorld Press Release

Speak Romanian? Please look at our current pitchbook for the project :

OTW Romanian Pitchbook

Open the World Project
Romania (September 15 to November 17, 2013)

About this Project:
Children with disadvantaged backgrounds, orphan or semi-abandoned by their parents in foster homes, are facing a veritable social cliff  along the fronts of personal engagement, education, resources, information, social know-how and social mobility. This context prevents young people from achieving their extraordinary value, creation potential for themselves and for society, virtue to their challenging perspective on life experience.

The “Open the World” Mentoring Program aims to bridge the human, social and practical know-how divide between children with disadvantaged backgrounds, orphan or semi-abandoned,  and the young and dynamic members of society who wish to reach out and make a difference through guidance and mentorship.

The principal goals of the project are:

  • To help the children develop a sense of independence, purpose, and strategy through self-reflection and positive routines
  • To both enrich the children’s life perspectives through direct contact with distant cultures and gain a better understanding of their own
  • To weave personal connections between the children and their mentors based on sharing know-how and life experience

The program will bring together mentors with strong social, creative, and interpersonal skills who have achieved professional success with groups of 3 to 4 children. These groups will meet for a period of 10 weeks.

In order to achieve the goals of the project, the group activities will be centered around weekly workshops provided by the mentors, IniCha members, and guest speakers, both from Romania and abroad. Each session will be centered around topics such as understanding personal and world perspectives, educational goals, and development as well as soft skills such as creativity, self determination, and self-reflection.

Additionally, the children will be encouraged to write on notebooks in order to develop a routine of reflection, improve their writing and planning skills and their ability to formulate short and long term goals. This will be supervised by the mentors who will provide guidance through the reflection process and will lead to the creation of a final project which will be entirely carried out by the children based on a them of their choice.

The project will take place between September 15th and November 17th, 2013 in Bucharest, Romania.

If you are interested in being part of the project, please read the “Want to join?” section on the ‘Projects’ tab for a detailed description of each of the non-paid positions.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate on writing us to: .

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