*For a Dutch version of the text, scroll to the bottom of the page*

The Organization (www.stichtingmove.com)

Students in Utrecht established Move in 2009. Currenty, we are active in Utrecht, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Leiden, Delft, Nijmegen and Groningen. In these cities more than 150 projects have been organised by students and children. The projects bring the students and the children together with the goal to create better neighborhoods for all. However, Move continues to be ambitious, and we are working hard to increase our impact. Our goal is to be active in all big cities with a university in the Netherlands by the end of 2017, and to carry out a hundred meaningful projects a year. We can make all of this happen with our young and ambitious team consisting of students and young professionals.

Why Move?

Promote the social visibility of your association
During a Move project a committee from a student association will actively work on realising a plan with a group of children from a primary school (ages 10 to 13). It can either be a sport-, student- or social association. The children are the creative leaders during a project. Students are there to make sure their ideas will become reality. A Move project takes about four to six months. During this time both groups will achieve something positive for the children’s neighbourhood.

Learn how to manage a project and develop your talents
During a Move project you will invite the children into your world and vice versa. Together you will explore and discuss what can be done to make their neighborhood better and will develop a plan to realize one of the ideas raised. An idea could be to create an area to relax in the schoolyard, to place a work of art in an obscure alley or to organise a festive get-together for neighbors. You will be coached and guided by a Move project coordinator. He or she will help to write a solid plan and will make sure you employ your own talents. In the end you will know exactly how to motivate and activate a group of children and really achieve something together!

Team up with third parties like companies, the municipality and schools.
The Move project coordinator will help you get into contact with the school and a so-called social partner, like a company, the municipality or a housing association. They can help support your project by supplying knowledge or fnances. Maybe you can also call in the help of an artist or an architect to achieve a great end result for example. By teaming up with others you will be able to actually put the ideas into practice.

How does it work?

Working bottom-up
Move thinks it is important that students and children feel responsible for their own projects. They are expected to take responsibility and plan and carry out their own ideas. By working bottom-up we give them the freedom to realize their own plans.

Active outing and a joint project
A Move project has two components: an active outing, where students take the children to experience student life, and a so-called local journey. During four think & do sessions, the children and students will brainstorm on what can be changed for the better in their neighbourhood and together they will get to work to make a positive change. This joint project will be concluded with a festive gathering to show off the results. They will learn what it means to be a social entrepreneur and how they can put their talents to good use. In the end they can be proud of what they have achieved in a short period of time. During the active outing into student life the children will discover new sports, subjects, talents and possibilities.

A task for each student
The committee of students will have to divide the tasks before they start with the project. They get to choose between chairman, treasurer, coordinator of the think & do sessions, coordinator of the active outing and PR/communications coordinator. The Move project coordinator will help them choose and implement one of the tasks. The outline of the project leaves a lot of room for their own ideas and initiatives.

Want to join the club?

Are you ready for an experience that will change your outlook on your community and environment? And would you like to obtain some practical experience? Or do you want
to offer the members of your association a wonderful opportunity? Start your own Move-project and learn how to motivate and activate a group of children to achieve
something together.

What we ask of you:
• A committee of at least 5 students.
• 4-6 months of your time (2 to 4 hours a week).
• Responsibility and commitment.
• Positive energy, team spirit and flexibility to make the project a success.
• The organisation of four think & do sessions, a festive gathering to conclude the project and an active outing into student life.
• Contact details and involvement from the board of the association, concerning both the committee and the Move project coordinator.

For more information, you can contact the organization HERE

The Dutch version of the text can be found here – Brochure

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