Who we are
AFSAI is an organization born in 1958, to promote Educational Program for young people. In other words, “learning by doing” is for us the best way to know the world around us. We work in the field of intercultural education and are active with both long and short-term youth and students exchanges. We operates in both European and non-European partners. Our structure is based on the voluntary work of its members. The majority of them are young people who have participated in one of the programs we propose. The local chapters co-operate with the National Co-ordination Office in Rome.
The majority of the activities promoted by AFSAI refer to three main areas:
- Intercultural learning and education, through international youth exchanges;
- youth mobility through High School Program and International Voluntary youth service and training.
Participants to the Educational Program in our activities are usually young people involved in AFSAI at local level. So far, we have mostly worked with students, unemployed, people with disabilities, youth workers and young people living in disadvantaged areas.
One of the aims of the exchange activities organized by AFSAI is to offer participants the opportunity to have a real experience. For instance, we consider important that participants live in a multicultural atmosphere. They have the possibility to see the main aspects of their own culture, sharing all kind of information and experiences. This will help them, for sure, in their personal development in the future. We also believe in the importance of the multiplying effect that every activity has in the sense of involving new young people in other youth activities.