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SEMA in partnership with Stromme Foundation is currently implementing an International Exchange Program (Norec exchange). Norec exchange is an international youth exchange program under Strømme Foundation and funded by the Norwegian government under foreign affairs department called Fredskorpset (FK).

The program aims in improving leadership skills and roles to selected youth between 18 and 35 years of age. The exchange takes place between businesses and organizations partners-in Norway and countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin-America, as well as between partners in Africa, Asia, and Latin –America exclusively.


The exchange participants are provided with courses and training and offered guidance before, during and after the exchanges take place. The youth exchange program stays for a period ranging from 6 to 12 months; However, SEMA and COVOID participants stay on their host organizations for a period of 12 months. During the participation period, participants work as volunteers for Strømme projects and other activities arranged for them. The program has a focus on development cooperation, where education and microfinance are important working strategies. Norec exchange creates development and growth and broadens the perspectives and changes the attitudes of people and makes businesses institutions and organizations more capable in achieving their goals, furthermore, the exchanges are also a modern tool aiming to create mutual learning between Norway and various developing countries that wish to create greater understanding and knowledge about poverty eradication


Participants are on exchange as NOREC participants, representing Stromme Foundation, their home organization, and countries. Our vision during their stay in exchange is that;


"We want to share knowledge and experience with the host organization and acquire new skills through participation in different projects and programs implemented by SEMA that will be adopted by the home organization for sustainable development in different projects like livelihood in communities."


  1. The NOREC exchange develops young leaders who take responsibility and create positive change in their lives and communities.

  2. To use your cross-cultural experience to create awareness among society and people so as to create a broader global understanding

  3. To support and volunteer for the home organization and inaction contribute to fulfilling the master plan of Stromme foundation of both locally and globally.

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