Our recent EVS projects

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Projekt je financiran s strani Evropske komisije. Vsebina objave odraža izključno stališča avtorja. Nacionalna agencija ter Evropska komisija nista odgovorni za kakršno koli uporabo informacij, ki jih objava vsebuje.  

 

2016 and 2017: HOSTING AND SENDING EVS PROJECT “NEW SKILLS, NEW CHANCES” part 1 & 2

32 short term volunteers from France, Macedonia, Romania, Finland,  Spain, Hungary, Italy,  Lithuania, Estonia, Montenegro, Georgia, Slovakia, Belgium and Turkey and one long term volunteer from Macedonia participated in the EVS project “New skills, new chances” in our NGO Zavod Manipura in Slovenia.

One long term volunteer – Gvantsa from Youth Association Droni Georgia worked in “Krizni center za mlade Kresnička”. Zavod Manipura was a coordinating organisation of this mobility.

18 volunteers from Slovenia participated in short term EVS mobilities in different hosting organisations: Nadacia Krajina Harmonie in Slovakia, CYA Krik Macedonia, NGO Ookull Estonia, YA Droni Georgia, VOC Ostend and Cirkus in beweging Belgium and Beyond 96 youth club in Ireland. They helped with different activities for local children and youth, for people with disabilities and for wild animals.

Click on the links below to see more:

Practical results of the project New skills, new chances part 1 and 2

(Inter)cultural results of the project New skills, new chances part 1 and 2

New skills, new chances part 1 and 2 – Slovene volunteers in action

Long term EVS in Crisis Centre for children

Results on the individual level and on the level of participating organisations

 

 

2016: HOSTING EVS PROJECT: “EVS – FURTHER AND BEYOND”

Jeniffer and Johannes from Germany, David and Vicky from Hungary, Nell and Mathias from Belgium and Kevin and Jeroen from the Netherlands spent 2 months in Vila Čira Čara and helped us with all kinds of work. Click to the following links to see some impressions from their projects:

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2015 & 2016: EVS PROJECTS “CHOOSE YOUR WAY, CHOOSE YOUR FUTURE” part 1 & 2

 

In the hosting part of the projects Zavod Manipura hosted 44 volunteers from Romania, Finland, Italy, Turkey, Estonia, Macedonia, Hungary, France, Georgia, Russian Federation, Montenegro, Armenia, Moldova and Albania for a period of 1 or 2 months. The volunteers helped with the renovation of the house, worked in the ecological garden, helped in the orchard, took care of the animals and helped with the activities for children.

In the sending part of the projects 2 volunteers went to Belgium where they helped to take care of the wild animals in the organisation VOC Ostend, 1 volunteers went to Albania and helped with the summer school for children in the organisation Youth in free initiative in Kukes and 6 volunteers went to the Russian Federation where they helped to organise activities for children in the “Most camp” at the Black sea.

 

Helping hands, strong motivation and some good creative ideas of the volunteers helped us to organize some nice events for children, youth and the local community:

1. International festival »Play with me« in Begunje na Gorenjskem
This festival has been organised by The Special Education Centre Janez Levec Ljubljana and Association of inclusive culture for the last nine years on different locations. In June 2015 Zavod Manipura joined as the local organizator of the festival in Begunje na Gorenjskem.
The activities of the festival are mainly dedicated to children and youngsters, especially those with special needs. Due to not knowing the population our society is still full of prejudices which believe that people with special needs are incompetent and different instead of getting to know their qualities and the similarities between us.
The festival offered a unique opportunity of bringing one and the other closer together, regardless of age, education and other specifics. It was a great way of connecting and getting to know eachother through common activities by which grounds for a more understanding and open society were being build.
The volunteers of the EVS projects »Empowering the competences« and »Choose you way, choose your future« helped Zavod Manipura with the following tasks:
– preparation of the decoration, the stage, the space for the workshops and with a lot of other practical work
– they performed a short story together with the children
– they helped with the face-painting workshop and did some animation activities for the children.

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2. »Midsummer’s Eve« festival in Begunje na Gorenjskem
The local community of Begunje celebrates the longest day of the year in the embrace of the mighty ruins of Begunje’s Kamen Castle. On 23 June of each year, a midsummer night’s dream is brought to life. The celebrations begin in the afternoon with a series of children’s activities. Demonstrations of crafts, customs, cuisine and music, as well as a varied cultural programme, act as a prelude to the lighting of a large bonfire.
Midsummer’s Night celebrations hark back to the pagan tradition of venerating the sun and fire by honouring the longest day and shortest night of the year.

The volunteers of the EVS projects »Empowering the competences« and »Choose your way, choose your future« helped to realise the festival in June 2015 with the interactive presentation of their countries and cultures and with the games for the children.

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3. »Happy day of the volunteering« event in Ljubljana

The head organization “Slovenska filantropija” connected more than 100 organizations that promote volunteer work in a big event in the centre of Ljubljana. The event offered space to get to know eachother and created a positive atmosphere to play different games and to enjoy the animations performed by the volunteers.
The volunteers of the EVS projects »Empowering the competences« and »Choose your way, choose your future« prepared creative activities for the children and promoted European Voluntary Service and Erasmus+ programme:

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4. Creative workshops at the local event for children »Škratov Živ Žav«:

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5. A thematic intercultural day about Turkey, Estonia and the refugee crisis at the local primary school:

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6. A thematic intercultural day about Hungarian culture for the local primary school:

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7. A breakdance workshop for the children from the local primary school:

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8. A short movie about Vila Čira Čara, made by the volunteers:

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9. A presentation of Slovene culture at »Most camp« in Russian federation

EVS volunteer David created a short movie about his experience:

 

Another video was created by the whole group with the help of the hosting organisation:

http://www.facebook.com/Vila-Čira-Čara-Zavod-Manipura-761542610595119/videos

Later the hosting organisation added an intro and put it on Youtube:

 

10. A presentation of Slovene culture for the children of Kukes, Albania

EVS volunteer Imer prepared a nice presentation of Slovenia and Slovene culture in the summer school for children and made a video with the help of his mentorabout his EVS experience:

http://www.facebook.com/Vila-Čira-Čara-Zavod-Manipura-761542610595119/videos

 

The volunteers helped us to finish the renovation of the attic:

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And the result is a cosy playingroom for the children:

 

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They constructed a puppet-theatre and prepared a puppet show for the children,

 

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renovated old furniture and walls,

 

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and constructed cute houses for our animals.

 

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2015: SHORT TERM EVS PROJECT »EMPOWERING THE COMPETENCES«

 

The project was developed for young people with fewer opportunities that are facing difficult psychosocial situations, poverty, social exclusion, special needs and unemployement. Our aim was to work on the competences that will help young people in the process of inclusion into society and on the labor market. We wanted to enhance the personal development of young people through the empowerment based on non-formal learning and positive experiences, make their self esteem better, develop more efficient coping strategies and get over their prejudicies.

Zavod Manipura hosted 16 volunteers from Spain, France, Macedonia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Hungary and Serbia for a period of 1 or 2 months. The volunteers worked in the Children and Youth Centre »Vila Čira Čara«. They helped with the renovation of the house, made an ecological garden, helped in the orchard and took care of the animals. Next to the practical work they helped to organise free-time activities for local children and youth like sport activities, playing games in the nature and other outdoor activities, different artistic activities and free playing time for children. They also did some work for the local community like activities for the disabled people and for the children in the local kindergarten and primary school. In June the volunteers helped to organize and took active part in two cultural events – »Play with me« festival for children and »Mid-summer eve« festival for the local community.

There was a very intense intercultural learning process because volunteers from different countries lived and worked together.

Zavod Manipura sent three Slovenian volunteers on short term EVS to the Youth Center “Kreaktiv” in Kavadarci, Macedonia, where they helped to organise and took part in the activities for local youth. Next, four Slovenian volunteers with special needs did their EVS in the organisation “Nadacia Krajina Harmonie” in Slovakia, where they helped to organise an international festival for the inclusion of people with disabilities. Two more Slovenian volunteers with special needs went on short term EVS to Hungary where they helped in the day centre for adults with disabilities.

Practical work of the volunteers in Vila Čira Čara:

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… IN ŠE NEKAJ VTISOV SLOVENSKIH PROSTOVOLJCEV 🙂

 

Aleksandra, Metka, Grega in Miha so v spremstvu Davida in Vladimirja 15 dni preživeli v organizaciji Nadacia Krajina Harmonie v Žilini na Slovaškem:

 

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Aleksandra je svoje doživetje takole opisala prijateljem:

“Ne samo dobro, ampak odlično”

Avgusta smo šli na EVS na Slovaško za dva tedna. Bilo je zanimivo, novo in predvsem fantastično. Iz VDC-ja sva šli midve z Metko, iz Janševe šole pa Miha in Grega. Z vlakom smo potovali 12 ur. Živeli smo v dijaškem domu. Z nami sta šla dva spremljevalca iz Manipure, David in Vlado. Oba moram pohvaliti, bila sta super, “kapo dol”.

Prišli so tudi iz drugih držav. Pogovarjala sem se po angleško. Še dobro, da hodim na tečaj. Malo pa tudi z rokami, malo so pomagali spremljevalci.

Imeli smo različne delavnice. Jaz sem se seveda vključila v plesno. Bile so še glasbena, dramska, fotografska in različne delavnice ročnih spretnosti. Pa tudi delali smo. Urejali smo okolico. Vsi smo se pripravljali na skupno prireditev  festival. Imeli smo tudi dva izleta. Punce smo šle v šoping, zvečer pa na koncert in ples.

Najbolj mi je bilo všeč, da sem spoznala “ulala” fante in prisrčne prijateljice. Na koncu so bile seveda solze, veliko. Ko sem v Sloveniji stopila z vlaka, sem rekla, da bi šla takoj nazaj.

 

David pa nam je povedal:

Festival se odvija vsako leto v mestu Žilina. Na njem sodeluje veliko ljudi iz različnih koncev Evrope. Letos je poleg naše ekipe tam delalo še okoli 50 mladih iz Slovaške, Češke, Grčije, Malte, Portugalske, Irske, Poljske in Slovenije.

Največ časa smo namenili spoznavanju novega okolja in ljudi. Pri pripravah na festival smo se udeležili različnih delavnic. Vsak dan smo doživeli nekaj novega in drugačnega. Dnevi so bili zasedeni in aktivni. Kljub temu je ostalo dovolj časa za kratke počitke in sproščene pogovore Pogovarjali smo se o počutju vsakega izmed nas. Veliko smo delali na iskrenosti. Vzeli smo si čas zase. Pred spanjem smo se pogovarjali o doživetjih tistega dne. Razmišljali in načrtovali smo dneve, ki so bili pred nami.

Izzive smo premagovali brez težav. Napredovali smo na vseh področjih. Dobre energije in smeha je bilo res veliko. Vse bolj samostojno smo delali. Proti koncu smo se čisto sami sprehajali po mestu. Odkrivali smo skrita znanja, ki jih imamo. Sproščeno smo se vključevali v dejavnosti. Naredili smo vse in vse več. Vsak dan smo zrasli za nekaj novih življenjskih veščin. Bili smo utrujeni, a veseli. Veseli, da nam je uspelo. Vsakemu na svoj način. Z našo vztrajnostjo smo presenetili vsakega, ki nas je spoznal.

 

 

Jernej in Janez sta bila v Davidovem spremstvu dva tedna na Madžarskem, v organizaciji MRSZ Alapítvány – Önkéntes Diakóniai Év Programiroda:

“Kratkoročni EVS projekt z Janezom in Jernejem se je dogajal na Madžarskem. Največ časa smo preživeli v majhnem mestu Kiškunhalas na jugu Madžarske, kjer smo se dnevno udeležili različnih aktivnosti in delavnic v lokalni organizaciji in hiši za osebe z motnjami v razvoju. Živeli smo sami, z izjemo kosila smo kuhali sami, prosti čas pa smo peklenski vročini primerno preživljali v senci, na bazenu, ob jezeru ali kako drugače. Dnevi v Kiškuhalasu so minili (pre)hitro, saj je se je vsak dan izkazal kot dejansko nov dan z novimi ljudmi, drugačnimi aktivnostmi in novimi izzivi. Vključevanje v okolje in družbo je bilo sprva precej naporno in počasno, vendar smo po enem tednu ujeli ritem, imeli precej priložnosti raziskati mesto ter se med seboj dodatno spoznati. Dnevna opravila, kot so nakupi in kuhanje, smo v sproščenem duhu opravljali skupaj, ostale bolj zakomplicirane izzive pa smo posplošili in jih prav tako skupaj uspešno premagali. Največja ovira je bilo nepoznavanje tujega jezika, vendar ne toliko pri nas, kot pri domačinih. Fanta sta razumela, zakaj je temu tako in sta redno kljub temu z odprtimi rokami sprejemala in spoznavala nove ljudi. Vsak dan smo bili vključeni v športne aktivnosti (plavanje, fribzi), uživali pa smo tudi v ustvarjanju glasbe in pri druženju v organizaciji.

Poleg Kiškunhalasa smo uvodna in zadnja dva dneva spoznavali Budimpešto, kjer smo s pomočjo naših lokalnih vodičev v stilu veselih turistov odkrivali zanimive dele in skrite kotičke mesta.”

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Nik, Renata in Maja pa so bili v organizaciji Kreaktiv v Kavadarcih v Makedoniji. Maja je o svoji izkušnji napisala:

 

»NIČ NI NEMOGOČE ZA TISTEGA, KI IMA ŽELJO POSKUSITI« ALEKSANDER VELIKI

Začelo se je kot igra navdušenja in tistega občutka, ki prevzame otroka, ko pričakuje darilo. Z nasmeškom na obrazu sem se jeseni znašla na letališču v Skopju, kjer me je pričakal entuziastični voznik taksija, od katerega sem na poti vse do Kavadarcev zvedela praktično vse o navadah in običajih lokalnega prebivalstva. Nič čudnega, saj so Makedonci zelo gostoljubni, prijazni in odprti ljudje, ki jih zanima tvoja prezenca še toliko bolj, če se z njimi lahko pogovarjaš v jeziku, ki ga razumejo. Z govorno bariero tako nisem imela težav in sem se zlahka asimilirala v novo okolje.

Tekom volunterskega dela v mladinskem centru Kreaktiv sem prebivala v skromnem stanovanju z ostalimi prostovoljci iz Finske, Estonije, Slovaške, Litve in Francije, s katerimi sem odkrivala skrite kotičke mesta, občudovala neskončen razgled na polja in hribe z visokega stolpa, poleg dela z mladimi obdelovala tudi plantažo jajčevcev in paprik, se skoraj vsak večer kratkočasila v lokalnih pubih ob zelo okusni in poceni hrani, skoraj vsako jutro sprehodila po bazarju polnem sveže zelenjave in sadja in s katerimi sem praktično vzpostavila močne prijateljske vezi in sem z njimi v stikih še danes.

Samo delo v mladinskem centru je bilo prijetno, saj sem imela priložnost spoznati mlade člane, ki so me dobrosrčno sprejeli takoj ob prihodu, lokalne prostovoljce in vodje projekta, s katerimi smo kolektivno sodelovali skozi celoten čas. Mlade sem poučevala slovenski jezik, skupaj smo uspešno izvedli tudi diskusijo o splošnem pogledu na prihodnost, najbolj pa smo se zabavali ob igranju šaha in rummikuba, multimedijskih večerih, plesanju makedonskega kola in sejmu izven-šolskih dejavnostih pred osnovno šolo v Kavadarcih, kjer sem spoznala tudi samega župana in priznanega novinarja. Prav tako smo s prostovoljci obiskali center, kjer prebivajo otroci in odrasli s posebnimi potrebami in s težavami v mentalnem razvoju. Presenečena sem bila nad njihovim pozitivnim odzivom, predvsem pa nad dejstvom, da sem ob igri in pogovoru z njimi prejela toliko energije in občudovanja, da so mi vedno znova polepšali dan.

Prosti čas sem rada izkoristila za pohajanja. Najbolj mi bo v spominu ostal izlet v historični Ohrid, kjer sem občudovala neskončno obzorje jezera, se sprehajala po tlakovanih ozkih ulicah in obedovala na sončni terasi okusno kosilo s pogledom na majhne barke, ki so plule po mirni vodi. In tako kot pri nas poznamo Jožefov sejem, tako sem uspela videti tudi makedonsko različico sejma, ki je sicer nekoliko bolj živahen od našega, saj poleg oblačil, suhe robe in razne železnine ter kup neuporabnih reči, ki jih skušajo prodajalci prodati, ponuja tudi živo glasbo in ogromno stojnic, kjer pripravljajo jedi na žaru in mastne zelo sladke slaščice, ki potešijo še tako hudo lakoto.

Če zamenjaš ime Janez z Dime, žganje z rakijo, cviček s tikveškim vinom, Renaulta s traktorjem in slovensko stereotipno zavist z dobrovoljnostjo in brezskrbnostjo, ter dodaš privrženost preminulemu Tošeju Proeskemu in ljubezen do bogate zgodovine Aleksandra Velikega, se lahko skoraj že okličeš za Makedonca.

Hvaležna za vedno!

Maja Milovanović

 

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