Comité de Solidarité/Trois-Rivières – IAYI Internships 2011-2012

Reporting Organization:Comité de solidarité Trois-Rivières
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 33,111
Timeframe: August 3, 2011 - May 30, 2020
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Comité de solidarité Trois-Rivières

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Bolivia - $ 16,555.50 (50.00%)

Nicaragua - $ 16,555.50 (50.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Education (50.25 %)

Economic Development & Empowerment (32.75 %)

Law, Governance & Public Policy (17 %)

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This project is part of CIDA’s International Aboriginal Youth Internships (IAYI) initiative. The internships focus on increasing the awareness, engagement, and participation of Aboriginal youth in international development, while providing them with opportunities to expand their employment skills. CIDA provides up to $15,000 per internship to Canadian organizations that manage the internships and recruit interns. The IAYI initiative is part of CIDA’s Global Citizens Program that seeks to raise awareness, increase knowledge and provide opportunities for youth to participate in international development.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adult men
Descriptors: Indigenous peoples
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results


Achieved Results

Results as of the end of the project (August 2012) include: Interns who participated in the pre-departure training were introduced to international development issues, as well as specific contextual issues related to their work mandate in the country of destination. In Bolivia, they completed 264 hours of presentations to children in four health centres, 48 hours conducting workshops about violence towards women and child abuse, and 65 hours of public presentations during five community festivities. In Nicaragua, they completed 240 hours manning a tourist information kiosk to promote the activities of the Puerta del Sol Cooperative; designed, printed, and distributed a promotional brochure for the cooperative; and gave French courses (36 hours) for the cooperative’s tour guides and English courses (20 hours) for stakeholders of the Los Ramos community. On the employability front, interns developed their capacities to live and work in teams with proven efficient communication skills, while working in an intercultural environment. At the end of their internship, interns were able to enter the labour market and one intern will be returning to full-time studies. In terms of public outreach, interns communicated part of their experience abroad with their community (parents, friends, young Aboriginals) through updates to their personal Facebook page.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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