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Czech Republic Czech Republic: Rebuild the history of Sudeten school (SDA201)

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08/07/2024   -   18/07/2024

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Renovation
Manual Work
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CZK 1500
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Details on the project

Age
18 - 99
Max number of volunteers
8
Still room for
4 Male + -1 Female
Languages
English
Vegetarian food
Yes
Access with disability
Yes
Nearest airport
Praha (Prague) (PRG)
Nearest bus/train station
Bus stop: Pisecne
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Work

The work will be mostly manual such as sanding old window frames, painting windows and doors, painting interior walls using traditional methods, restoring of garden gazebo, relocating construction debris and cleaning the tomb of the Collalto family. Please bring suitable shoes and clothes that can get dirty or damaged. No previous experience is required; the work will be adjusted to the individual abilities of each volunteer.

Accomodation and food

You will be accommodated in shared rooms on bunk beds, sheets and blankets will be provided. There are 3 shared bathrooms and 4 toilets in the building. Please, bring your towel. There is no washing machine. WIFI is available. Volunteers will cook their meals together from provided ingredients. Vegetarian or vegan meals are preferred.

Location and leisure

Pisecne is a small village near the Austrian border with only 485 inhabitants. In the village, there is a shop, a post office, a sports centre, and a pub. ATM, pharmacy and other services and shops are available only in a nearby town Slavonice, approximately 10 km from Pisecne. The phone coverage in the village is good.

You can go on a trip to see the nearby sites such as the historic towns of Slavonice, and Jemnice, the national park Czech Canada, Jewish monuments nearby, and the Iron Curtain Memorial. You can have a refreshing swim in the river Dyje, play ball games at the local sports centre, and make a campfire in the garden. In the school building, there is a yoga studio and a lounge with a library.

Project hosted by

This workcamp is organized in cooperation with the association Skola na hranici (School on the border) which operates the former school in the village of Pisecne located on the southern border with Austria. Until WWII the village of Pisecne was inhabited by Jews, Germans and Czechs. The school was built 120 years ago by the local German community to teach children German. Nevertheless, in the last decades, the school was empty. The association aims to sensitively renovate the school building and organize cultural, sporting and other leisure events for adults and children regardless of nationality, mother language or age. The aim of the workcamp is to help with the renovation. At this workcamp, you will actively contribute to the achievement of UN SDG11 Sustainable Cities and Communities.

Directions to meeting point

From the airport take the the trolleybus line number 59 to Nadrazi Veleslavin stop. Change to green metro line A in the direction of Depo Hostivar, get off at “Mustek” and change to yellow metro line B in the direction of Cerny Most, go 2 stops and get off at “Florenc” stop. From here, at noon take the Regiojet bus 1831023 in the direction of Znojmo that leaves from platform 23. Get off at 14:31 on “Moravske Budejovice, aut.nadr.” stop. Go for coffee or ice cream while you wait on connecting bus 340376 18 which leaves at 16:20 and takes you to Pisecne. You should arrive around 17:25. Your campleader will pick you up and take you to the accommodation. Please be aware that the journey will take you approximately 5,5 hours. Detailed travel information will be provided in the Infosheet.

Additional comments

You will meet with representatives of the local community, take a tour of the village, tour of Jewish monuments, World War II fortifications and the remains of the Iron Curtain in the village and its surroundings. You will also get lectures on local history and architecture. An international evening will also be organised.

Requirements

Bring suitable clothes and shoes for work, typical games and ingredients from your country that you can share with others and a towel.

The workcamp is suitable for volunteers interested in history and architecture.

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Cities and Communities