University of Wisconsion - Eau Claire

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Proposal

Creating Art and Language Kits for Afghan Refugee Kids and Families

30 hours


Supervisor: Jasmine L. Case
Beginning date:
2021-11-17
Ending Date:
2022-01-10

Service-Learning Proposal Description

1.

Briefly describe the project and the community need to be addressed.

Answer Afghanistan has for many years seen a significant degree of political instability. Recently, with the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the region, tens of thousands of Afghans have fled their homeland seeking peace and stability. The U.S. has been instrumental in helping to evacuate many Afghans. Today, over 13,000 refugees from Afghanistan are temporarily housed at Fort McCoy military base, about 90 miles from Eau Claire.

2.

What is the mission of the agency or organization?

Answer Service-Learning is an opportunity for students at UW-Eau Claire to give back to their local or home community or even a community found abroad. It provides a way to learn skills, investigate careers, and build a personal network. Service-Learning makes education a collaborative effort; students benefit society by exercising the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.

3.

What skills are required for this project? 

Answer Creativity, attention to detail, flexibility, willingness to ask questions, ability to come up with creative ideas

4.

What are the objectives for the student learning and service?

Answer To come up with age appropriate craft ideas for Afghan refugees To write simple directions To come up with language activities to engage younger ESL learners in acquiring everyday life skills To assist families with materials to understand costs of basic food items and household staples

5.

What are the availability requirements for the student?

Answer There will be a couple of meetings to go over the project plan but much of the work can be done independently.

6.

Additional information (not required).

Answer **Priority given to December and January grads** I'm looking for 3 students. If you have an interest in art education, TESOL/TEFL, elementary education or helping others, let's chat!