ESC at the Institute St. Joseph 2019-2020

Duration: 11 months (01.09.2019 – 31.07.2020)
Venue: Betzdorf, Luxemburg
Funded by: European Solidarity Corps, Luxemburg National Agency
Hosting Organisation: Institut St. Joseph (Yolande asbl)
Volunteers: 2 volunteers from Germany

The Institut St. Joseph (ISJ) Betzdorf offers residential, occupational and working facilities for people with learning disabilities and / or severe multiple handicaps. A multi professional team is facing the varying social challenges by modern special educational and / or therapeutic approaches. More than 100 residents, including children, adults and elderly, live in the ISJ Betzdorf in family-like, residential units from 8 to 10 persons. Two of these 14 residential units are located in external communities, one in Esch s/Alzette, one in Niederanven. Self-determination and normalization are major goals of the ISJ Betzdorf. Assisted by the staff and according to individual possibilities, the residents take part in every day life. A day center which includes special working structures (soap production, recycling team, cleaning and laundry services, cooking and catering services), the therapeutic and creative atelier, musical therapy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, residential day groups, provides occupational and work facilities for the residents and offers a great variety of activities meeting the special needs of both residents or external attendants.

The European Intercultural Forum e. V. is sending 2 volunteers to this placement.

Article from the volunteers

Read here the testimony of Theresa, performing her European Solidarity Corps at the Institute St Joseph in Betzdorf.

Pictures of the volunteering service