During the 1st week, volunteers will prepare a photo exhibition called World in Borohradeka. The aim is to create panels for photos from around the world (from volunteers, locals, photographers and travellers) in a local park. As a part of the opening night, volunteers will introduce their countries, locals will talk about travelling. During the 2nd week, volunteers will prepare and run activities for local children at a suburban camp. There will be Czech leaders at the camp but international volunteers will provide international dimension which will allow children to get to know different cultures, learn traditional games from different countries and practise English in an informal way. During the workcamp, there will be also space for volunteersaeuro miniprojects, meeting locals and local associations. Study part: Contact between volunteers and local. Lectures about volunteersaeuro coutries, travelling etc. will be part of the photo exhibition. There will also be informal meetings aeuro( e.g. international evening, cooking together, a visit to an eco-farm, a campfire, doing sports or social games, meeting with local associations.
Unterkunft und Verpflegung
In the local elementary school. The school is well equipped, computer access and Wi-Fi connection are available. There are two big classrooms, a gym, a kitchen, toilets, two showers and a washing machine. Volunteers will sleep on gym matrasses. Blankets, pillows and bedlinen are provided. Volunteers will prepare meals on their own as a group in the kitchen. An international evening with international dishes will be organized. Please bring recipes for your national dishes. Watch a short video about local elementary school: https://youtu.be/x65cBHRw4fg.
Lage und Freizeit
Borohradek and its part called Sachov. In Borohradek, there are only several small shops, two restaurants and a bar. The town is surrounded by beautiful countryside aeuro( forests, river and natural swimming pool. Watch a short video about Borohradek https://youtu.be/KrcnKCjig1A.Leisure time: Sports (tennis, football, beach volleyball), swimming, a cycling trip, social and board games, watching Czech movies with English subtitles, trips to neighbouring cities and countryside (eg. Hradec Kralove, Adrspach-Teplice Rocks), barbecue, activities organized in cooperation with local associations aeuro( e.g. sports, rafting, activities with local firefighters etc.
Wer organisiert das Projekt?
Borohradek is a small town with 2,000 inhabitants in Hradec Kralove region. In cooperation with local groups, the town organizes a lot of events i e.g. various cultural and sports events, music festival, tourist marches. This is the first time local community organizes a workcamp. Its aim is to connect locals (especially youngsters) with people from different parts of the world and to develop friendship, tolerance and cooperation.
Borohradek. The meeting time is usually in the afternoon. Please note it takes around 2 hours to get there from Prague. The exact info will be provided in the infosheet.
The workcamp is suitable for volunteers who would like to get to know a small Czech town, meet locals, share experiences, work with kids and also want to escape from everyday rush and spend two weeks surrounded by countryside. During the suburban camp, smoking and drinking alcohol is forbidden. Please write a short motivation letter where you describe your experience with working with children.