Info about the project
Dates: 26 July – 26 august 2022
Venue: Arrouquelas; Rio Maior; Portugal“The forest is our home” This is a Tean Volunteer project, from European Solidarity corps, short term(30 days; 15 to 20 participants), in Arrouquelas, a small rural village in countryside in central Portugal. will participate in several activities of work, creation, responsibility and fellowship and interaction with locals of Arrouquelas. It is a project that aims to help our village preserve its surrounding forest, and prevent fires. This project will leave results, due to the experience and ecological attitude that we intend to instil in young people, by the intercultural dynamism, but also by the work done, creating better conditions for the surveillance of our forest. (clean, paint, forest vigilance, learn sessions, cultural visits) We would like also to rely on the collaboration of the participants to a pedagogical approach to the integration of people with cultural differences such as refugees who now seek shelter in Europe. Intercultural activities and interaction between participants and the local community. We expect the collaboration of the participants, in the organization of the program, where there is freedom for the participants themselves to present and develop their ideas together with the group, within the topic of the project and respecting European values.
Young people who demonstrate an environmental and social attitude; who enjoy outdoor activities; who want to learn about rural development issues; 18 years old and older; Ready to actively take part in all the activities during the project; includes outdoor physical activities. Interested in implementation of the non– formal education methods into the youth work of their organization; Experienced in work with split–level groups or wish to get experience in this field; Motivated for future professional growth and interested to develop their projects in their local organizations. Participants at the beginning of the project will have training on the activities to be carried out, all activities safeguard the safety of participants, they will have training on the propose activities.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided to all participants during the project – but the dinner will be prepared each night by a group of participants, with the objective of creating intercultural night (bring something from your countries, related with your culture, for one meal with tastes of all countries). The participants will be living in tents or one big house for all inside of the village. All safety issues are guaranteed, the tents have 2 bedrooms, each participant will be in one of the rooms, the tent will be shared by gender. There will be showers shared by gender. All participants should know that they will sleep in cantonment or tents. They should collaborate in preparation of food, and organization of meals. The place of accommodation is inside the village (in H2O Farm, We will build the camp, it will only be for our participants), reason why everyone is expected to respect all the inhabitants, with a way of being responsible.