Notre-Dame de Loverval

NOTRE-DAME DE LOVERVAL

Presentation hosting project

The association "Institute of Notre Dame Loverval" provides education from kindergarten to the end of the traditional humanities.
All general courses prescribed by the Ministry of Education are monitored and supervised by inspectors of the Ministry. One end of humanity official diploma is awarded to any student who passed his graduation exams.
Web school website: www.indloverval.be (Secondary School) and www.indl-fondamental.be (nursery and primary school).
General educational school, our Institute has the ambition to provide all students with an intellectual formation value to pursue higher education and to train young people, blossomed, respectful of others, responsible for their actions and able to integrate into civil society.

Pedagogically, it is indispensable, through the various reforms introduced into our teaching in recent years, to achieve a synthesis between tradition and innovation. At the end of their schooling, we aim educated youth of course, but also able to adapt to new demands and open to other environments.
On the educational level, we continue to preconize a discipline based on respect for the other, clear, firm, however benevolent. In any circumstance, our youth learn to negotiate rather than confront, both now with classmates, teachers or ... yourself, tomorrow in their family and professional environment.
The IND Loverval enjoying a green setting, our youth also learn respect for nature, never forgetting that the land is not ours, but is lent by future generations. So we want to fight against the flippant and egoist attitudes such as littering, degradation of the common good ...

Respect for others, respect for the environment, but also self-respect: education to health is a challenge that our society is facing an emergency. Sedentary lifestyle and addiction threaten the balance and health of our future adults. It is therefore vital to help them structure firmly, to inculcate a taste for physical exercise and habits of a healthy food, through activities organized by the professors.
Among the taught subjects, language courses are included: French, Dutch, English and German and by qualified teachers.

The school is run by an Organizing Authority and directors for each type of education. The Organizing Authority is composed of a chairman and administrators; all administrators are volunteers who devote their time and energy to support the directors in patrinomy, financial and administrative management that a school requires. After hosting a few years ago an Australian student whose native language is English, we want to renew, under the EVS that experience.
Besides the Organizing Authority, the Institute for Secondary Education is headed by a director and a deputy director. Administrative tasks are split between 3 people and 6 educators are in support.
The faculty comprises 69 teachers to provide all the courses.
12 teachers are responsible for the learning of modern languages.

Context

More information about Loverval: www.loverval.be 
Based in Belgium, 6 Kms south of Charleroi (and 50 km south of Brussels), Loverval is a town of 1937 inhabitants (31/12/2004) part of the entity of Gerpinnes. This entity also includes the towns of Gerpinnes, Gougnies, Acoz, Villers Pottery and  Joncret.
A recreation center, an Olympic pool and a forest allow many sports.
Two tennis sites co-exist; one, the R.C.I.T. with 250 members and the other, the Astrid Bowl which annually organizes an inescapable tournament for the best international youth. The winners of the Astrid Bowl is eloquent, he is full of names like Navratilova, Clijsters, Kuerten, Monami, Capriati ... View http://www.astrid-bowl.com
Web school website: www.indloverval.be (High School)
Our school is located in a wonderful wooded area and we are concerned not only to constantly maintain the buildings but also to undertake new construction to meet the quality standards but also to the extensions necessary to accommodate a still growing number of students. And so the construction of a nursery is being scheduled to open in 2017.
Finally, the school, located along the National 5, enjoys many bus connections for the transport of our students.
For international routes: with regards to road traffic, we are close to the motorway ring R3 which is connected to the motorway of Wallonia. With regards to air traffic, the airport BSCA (Brussels South Charleroi Airport) is less than 10 Min by car.

Charleroi 

Charleroi is a Frenchspeaking Belgian municipality located in the Walloon Region, Hainaut province, on the Sambre. It is the capital of the administrative district of Charleroi encompassing 14 municipalities with a total area of 554.55 km2.
Major road and rail hub, Charleroi has about 205 000 inhabitants (425,000 in the metropolitan area - the 5th of Belgium - which runs from Thuin to Sambreville). It is thus the first Walloon municipality, the second after Liège agglomeration in terms of population and the third Belgian municipality. Its inhabitants are called “Carolorégiens” (abbreviated: Carolos).
Charleroi is an industrial center: steel, glass, chemicals, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering. The city is the center of a large coal basin, now completely abandoned, formerly known as Black Country.
Charleroi has an important cultural dimension through its many museums and theaters. She witnessed the rise of many talents of strip cartoons under the guidance of its famous “school of Marcinelle”, whose statues decorate the city with the heroes.
Charleroi is an important educational center. Charleroi, rich in infrastructure and sports clubs, is also present in sport.
Charleroi is the seat of the social institutions of the Walloon Region.

More info about Charleroi:  www.charleroi.be

Project description

After hosting a few years ago an Australian student whose native language is English, we want to extend this experience as part of EVS.
We are ready to welcome young people whose first language is Dutch, English or German to develop under the guidance of our language teachers, workshops conversations.
We believe that "native speakers" will allow our students to gain not only additional knowledge but also further practice which will master the accent of the taught language.

Other activities will be offered to them in the school:
- Participation in the organization of the "Review" (show performed by final year students)
- "Afternoon discoveries" (chemistry workshops, computer, math)
- Conversations tables with elementary and high school students,
- School homework.

A weekly program will be established with managers and language teachers to occupy and train students in various aspects of education and this education from kindergarten to the high school.
We also will contact the High School located on our site that trains teachers for secondary education.
As long as they wish, after a period of integration and running-in of the Institute the opportunity to develop a personal project will be given. This personal project must obviously be integrated in the educational objectives of the Institute.
We will put students in touch with Atelier Lovervalois to involve them, if they wish, in cultural and sports activities: workshop theatre, table tennis, bridge circle, vocal group "La Chanterelle", horticultural circle "Magnolia" or scout unit "Saint Hubert".

Our hosting EVS project aims mainly

- To meet the demand of European young people who want to get acquainted with the world of education and who want to experience another culture
- To allow them to discover, share, soak in the daily life of an institution like ours.
- To promote personal enrichment in terms of exchanges of real and human experiences.
- To facilitate their integration into our teachers and to be recognized as full participants.
- To enable them to make their own contribution to live our educational project in a team.

Volunteers profile
The volunteers we would like to participate would be interested in the world of education, have good knowledge of their native language, wish to integrate into a school for young people of all ages and have the willingness to learn French.

Recruitment process

- A message is sent to all sending organizations partners.
- The list of vacancies in the various projects coordinated by BSC Namur is shown on our website and communicated regularly in these partner organizations (www.bscnamur.org)
- The selection of candidates is organized jointly between BSC Namur and the coordinated hosting organizations. Applicants selected by the coordinating organization are then submitted to the hosting organization which ultimately takes the decision, after a phone interview or an email contact with the candidate (s) to clearly identify their knowledge and motivation for the project
- A message GO / NO GO is ultimately transmitted by BSC Namur to all candidates and sending organizations.

Practical arrangements

According to the Agreement concluded with the coordinating organization, accommodation, local transportation, French course registration are the responsibility of BSC Namur
1. Accomodation
Two furnished houses situated inside the school grounds are foreseen for the volunteers. The accommodations include a fully equipped kitchen: fridge, stove, kitchen utensils and dishes, a lounge with TV and two communicating bedrooms.
Regarding the bedding, only towels are not provided but will be furnished by the Coord Org.
A washing machine, connections wifi and TV are available.
2. Food
The meals during the service and during the school periods are provided by the hosting project which has a cafeteria.
Outside these periods, an allowance to buy food to be prepared in their homes is given to the volunteers.
The amount of the allowance will be specified in the Activity Agreement with each volunteer.
3. Transport
The volunteers will have a monthly bus pass to travel to the city of Charleroi. Quarterly, they will also receive a go-pass (= 10 train trips for Belgian destinations).
4. Language Training
Belgian Service Club Namur, coordinating organization, in association with the Institute of Notre Dame de Loverval, will take measures to ensure that volunteers receive, throughout their stay, a language training (French as foreign language) in a competent school. The program of the service will be accordingly adapted.
In addition, BSC Namur grant a license for learning French online (via OLS)

      

       

Support measures

Tutor: contact for any service issues within the Institute
Referent: Contact person established on the site of the Institute and contactable at any time for any problems off
Supervisor: member of Coord Org (Belgian Service Club Namur asbl) that maintains contact between the Institute and volunteers, monitors the project and intervenes if necessary in case of problem.

A tutor will be appointed to ensure the integration and monitoring of volunteers. He will assist them in their first administrative steps (registration to the municipality, purchase transport passes, ...). He will oversee and regularly evaluate their service, he will advise the volunteers for the Youthpass, in collaboration with the supervisor. He will propose a final report for each volunteer at the end of the service period.
Each volunteer will have a referent among our institute and a referent among our directors. In addition, two school concierges will be available during school holidays and weekends.
On the site, two resource persons are established and may help the volunteers. Mr. Paul Eloy, retired French teacher and living in a house at the entrance on the road Philippeville (in front of a house for two volunteers) and Mr Carlo Baron, living in the other entry on the side village (in front of a second home for two volunteers) Mr. Baron has a walled vineyards within the site and can initiate a volunteer for the cultivation of vines.

Upon arrival of the volunteers:
A two-week period is foreseen fot the integration of the volunteers:
- In the middle of Belgian life (in charge of coordinating organization: BSC Namur association)
- In the middle of the Institute and the city of Charleroi.
The following preparation program is offered to all volunteers hosted by BSC Namur during the first week of EVS and will be delivered on site at Loverval by the Coord Org:
- Right and duties of EVS volunteers: 2 Hr
- Presentation of the project SVE: 1 Hr
- Important Recommendations for EVS: 1 Hr
- Attitude to observe in case of conflict: 1 Hr
- General information on Belgium: 2-3 Hr
- Recognition in the local living environment (Charleroi): 1 day
- Administrative procedures (bank, town hall, TEC and SNCB subscriptions: 1 day
All administrative activities are accompanied by the supervisor and / ortutor (Registration, bank, subscription, registration in language courses or other ...).
The second week will be specially dedicated to the integration in the service.
A member of the EVS team BSC Namur, will supervise the volunteer throughout his service and for this purpose will meet or establish a regular contact (Min once a month) or at his request. The project referent supervise volunteers. Daily contacts are possible and debriefing sessions will be organized in principle once a month.
Volunteers will be involved in the preparation of language workshops.
Volunteers also participate in seminars organized by the National Agency in Brussels
The Youth Pass will be prepared by volunteers with the help of the tutor and supervisor of

The Coord Org.

Risk prevention

This risk is minimized at different levels:
1. locally by daily volunteers contact with their referent and tutor and very regular contact with the supervisor of the Coord Org.
2. In case of locally major unsolved problem, the National Agency is informed and can take appropriate actions.
3. possible contacts made with the sending Org.
4. organized seminars during the service by the National Agency.
5. liability insurance covers the voluntary activities during the service.
6. An information pack is given and commented during the first week organized by BSCN and explains in detail what to do in case of conflict, accident, sickness, departure on leave or extended visit.
7. A list of referent people and phone numbers (hostind and Coord Org) also appears in the folder.
8. All holidays must have the approval of the tutor of the hosting Org and should be reported to the Supervisor BSC Namur.