New Volunteering Opportunity Domex Taskforce

 

Zeineb Besrour

We are looking for AFS Malaysia volunteers to be part of the Domestic Exchange (DOMEX) Program Taskforce.

Program Description

The Domestic Exchange (DOMEX) Program is a 5-day exchange program for 15-20 year-old Malaysian students to experience what it is like to be a Malaysian from the perspective of others. During the program, participants stay with host family, take part in cultural activities and learn more about the religions, culture, practices, aspirations and value systems within the diversity that Malaysia has to offer.

The DOMEX pilot was launched in October 2018 in conjunction with the 60th anniversary of AFS Malaysia with the Deepavali cycle, followed by the Christmas cycle which were both hosted in Perak and then continued with the Chinese New Year cycle hosted in Pahang. The pilot phase will be completed with the Hari Raya cycle in June this year.  

The pilot phase of DOMEX has brought up many discoveries and areas of  development within the program. Moving forward from the pilot phase, we are excited to introduce a program with a strong message and content on intercultural learning to a wider audience and on a bigger scale.

Volunteering Experience

The taskforce is a new type of experience within AFS Malaysia for volunteers to enhance skills and competences individually and collaboratively with peers, apply intercultural learning (ICL) knowledge into practice in the local context and contribute to the development of a new exchange program in Malaysia. The DOMEX Taskforce volunteering experience will be facilitated and guided. The following are the areas that the Taskforce will cover:
1

Content and Learning: Improving materials to enhance the learning experiences of participants

2

Program Activities: Improving the program structure and activities during the exchange to allow participants to be engaged

3

Impact Study: Developing a way to assess and present the impact of the program towards the participants

Program Timeline

Requirements

  • Be AFS Members
  • Willing to commit time and attend the meetings listed on the timeline
  • Open to be collaborating with others in a team
  • Interested to making a difference in our local community
  • Passionate about nation building
  • Has interest in intercultural learning

Application

If you wish to apply for this unique AFS Program, please fill out the link by Wednesday, 17 April 2019.  For more information regarding the DOMEX Taskforce Volunteering Opportunity, please contact [email protected] or [email protected]

Application form