Q. Will I be given a certificate or a letter documenting community service hours completed?
A. Yes, provided you have minimum attendance (90%) to both the training sessions and the field work. After completing your project you will receive a certificate clearly stating the number of hours completed under the MOVE Program.
Q. What is the course fee?
A. Thanks to the generous support of corporate sponsors, the MOVE program’s subsidized fee is Rs. 2,000 per participant. Further subsidy is available for deserving students or less privileged schools.
Q. Will the MOVE Team facilitate me in locating venues for my project?
A. Yes. MOVE will facilitate you in finding venues where you conduct your social action project. The program will also offer guidance on how to research and carry out a needs’ assessment at new project venues.
Q. I have just finished a MOVE Program, but I want to continue volunteering. What can I do?
A. There are several ways to stay involved with the MOVE program. To start with, you can register with us as a long term volunteer and work on one of our ongoing projects. You can also design your own project; FESF will provide monitoring and certification for all projects designed and implemented under the MOVE framework.
(For more information on how you can get involved please see Be a Part of MOVE.)
Q. How do I raise funds for my project?
A. The MOVE course contains a module on fundraising. The skills that you learn will enable you to approach sponsors and come up with innovative fundraising ventures.
Q. I’m not affiliated with any school. Can I still take part?
A. Yes. The MOVE team conducts seasonal projects as well as provides opportunities for you to participate in long term projects. If you would like to join, please write us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you about current available options.
Q. What is the age bracket for participants?
A. MOVE participants usually range from ages 14-24.
Q. When and how can I schedule a MOVE Program at my school?
Q. I’d like my students to know about the program in greater detail before they register. How can this be done?
A. We would be happy to conduct a presentation at your school before the actual program so that your students can get a first-hand idea of what the program entails and ask questions before they sign up.
Q. What will be the school’s responsibilities during the MOVE Program?
A. Schools provide the needed infrastructure, i.e. class room/training hall and multimedia equipment, if available. The school is also responsible to provide supervision to the young volunteers during their field work and communicate with the parents of the students.
Q. My school already has its own community service program. Why should I partner with the MOVE?
A. Young people who are already working in the field have the valuable advantage of firsthand experience which gives them a much broader understanding of the concepts we will explore in the training. In such cases the MOVE program would help to enhance the work that they are already doing, and increase their impact by applying structure and practical know-how to their work.