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country Kyrgyzstan: Tom Sawyer Fest LS-13
27/07/2020 - 5/08/2020
Extra-Gebühr EUR 180
15 Freiwillige (8Male / 7female noch gesucht)
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Project Goals • restoration of the historical environment of the city by volunteers • popularization of historical heritage and its preservation among foreign tourist and locals. • to increase town’s attractiveness for the foreign tourist and locals, show it’s richness of the culture and nationalities • to create and promote town’s branding and identity About Tom Sawyer Fest Now the global urban development planned positive trend to preserve the scale and harmonious silhouette of the historical part of town where prohibited any point construction or reconstruction of an old building without preserving its pristine appearance. "Tom Sawyer Fest" - the first festival in Karakol, which is dedicated to the restoration of the historical environment, namely, the construction of a specific building belonging to the 19th century "Weight House". By international and local volunteers at the expense of sponsors. Recreation of the "Weight House" with local and international volunteers is a big step towards preserving the architectural and historical appearance of the city. Work Volunteers will work on the construction of the "Weight House", assembling and building it from wooden and carved parts, which will be previously prepared by the foreman.

Unterkunft und Verpflegung

Accomodation Volunteers will live in the hostel or Volunteers will live with a nearby host family. Food Cooking will be done by hostel or cooking will be done by a host family, volunteers can join and help the host family. For the weekend excursion, volunteers are requested to take a personal plate and utensil set for the trek, cooking will be done as a group.

Lage und Freizeit

Information about our city: This year Karakol will be 150 years old. The city has retained its historic environment in its wooden houses, and the design of the exterior of the house - its wooden shutters and platbands on the windows and gables of houses remind us of wooden architecture. Learn more about the history of Karakol: History of the city Karakol- architectural heritage KARAKOL- EDUCATIONAL CENTER People of the city Karakol Karakol yesterday and today Weekend Excursions On the weekend volunteers will have opportunity to swim in the lake “Issyk-Kul” and visit historical sights Saymaluu Tash and Rukh Ordo. For more information about the above locations and Kyrgyzstan please visit or

Wer organisiert das Projekt?

About Youth Volunteer Organization “Leadership” Leadership is a non-profit organization bringing together young volunteers with the mission of involving youth in civil society through volunteerism, project design, and cooperation both locally and internationally.Leadership was founded on November 1, 2005 as a youth volunteer organization under the auspices of the public association Leader, a center of civic society initiatives. Our Mission: To involve youth in civil society through volunteerism in cooperation with localand international volunteer projects. Goal of international exchange programs: To promote the volunteer movement in Kyrgyzstan through local and international work camp exchanges. The program encourages youth to play an active role in varied social spheres, to develop an appreciation for international cooperative teamwork, to enrich outlooks, and to provide the opportunity of intercultural exchange. Program activities are threefold: 1. International Volunteer Work Camps – Local volunteers visit camps in Europe & Asia. 2. Local Work Camps – Leadership hosts local work camps with international participants. 3. Mid and Long-Term Volunteer Exchanges – Local non-governmental organizations in need of professional exchange involve international volunteers in their activities. The Alumni Association works to keep former work camp participants in touch with Leadership and other international volunteers, and to keep them informed about developments of the projects they took part in. Alumni Association benefits include a 10% discount from the participation fee, if a volunteer participates in work camps at Leadership for a second time. With the support of our partners, Leadership has been able to:  Participate in Technical Meetings in Belgium in 2006, Turkey in 2007, 2014 and Russia 2017.  Host 17 local work camps from 2006 till 2019 with about 438 international, 16 Peace Corps and more than 80 local volunteers.  Send 55 volunteers to international work camps abroad.  Accept 438 international volunteers for mid and long term volunteer programs between 2006 and 2019.  Initiate the Alumni Association. This year’s work camps will involve the fields of ecology, eco-friendly tourism, and working with orphans and disabled children. The projects will provide a valuable contribution to the social and economic development of life in the Issyk-Kul region of Kyrgyzstan. Leadership is a member of the Alliance of European Voluntary Service Organizations.


Meeting point: Karakol, Office of Leadership, 138 Lenin St. (cross road: Koenkozova St). Travel cost from the airport to the meeting point is not reimbursed. Extra assistance with travel can be provided upon request.

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Insurance Volunteers should come with their own health and accident insurance.


Insurance Volunteers should come with their own health and accident insurance.
Organisation Leadership Alter 16 - 85 Alter
Nächster Flughafen Transportation: For accompanied transportation from the airport to Karakol, there will be an additional charge of 50 euros. However, it is easy and possible to do on your own. For detailed information on how to do it on your own, please see below. If you would like to email others involved to organize travel together, the emails are:, From the airport to the avtovokzal in Bishkek (bus station) Option 1: From the airport, you must go to the avtovokzal (or the bus station), where you will then get on a bus that goes to Karakol. From the airport, you can either take a marshrutka, which is a large van type of public transportation. When exiting the airport, this van will be to the right. There is a small sign with a van/bus on it where it comes. The marshrutka comes about every 30 minutes. The cost is standard 15 com before 9 pm, and 12 com after 9 pm. Just tell the driver avtovokzal" and he will tell you when you are there. The ride is about 20 to 30 minutes. Note: If you ask taxi drivers where the marshrutka is or when its coming, they will all tell you that it doesn’t exist or isn’t working that day to try and get you to take a taxi instead. Option 2: Option 2 is to take a taxi from the airport to the avtovokzal. This is an easier but more expensive route. A taxi from the airport to the avtovokzal costs about 700 com (for the whole car). So if you plan to meet up with someone, you can share a cab for the price of 700 coms. If you share with a stranger however they will try to charge you 700 coms each. For this option, people usually just hire the entire cab for 700 coms and it will take you straight to the avtovokzal. Note: You must haggle and bargain for taxi's. 700 is the usual price, but they will try to charge foreigners as much as up to 2,000 com and try to get away with that price. You must say 700 com and be confident and walk away if (when) they say no. The taxi driver will then say okay and take the 700, or walk away and find another taxi driver. With a taxi the trip is about 20 minutes. From the avtovokzal (bus stop) in Bishkek to Karakol: Option 1: At the bus stop in Bishkek, there are a line of about 10 marshrutka's (large van like types of transportation) each with its own destination. The second van goes to Karakol. It will be parked in the second spot underneath the sign that says Karakol. The standard price is 350 com (no haggling/negotiating required) and it will take you to the bus stop in Karakol. The entire trip is around 6 hours, and it stops half way through at a rest area where people can use the bathroom and grab a snack or bite to eat. If you have to go to the bathroom before then, just ask the driver to stop and they will stop on the side of the road (or a public outhouse if you are very lucky and there is one near). They often have them at gas stations so if you are shy about going behind a bush, tell the driver to stop at the next gas station with a toilet (which will be an outhouse). Option 2: The second option is a taxi. Some haggling is again required (they won't try to rip you off as much as at the airport, but they might say a price several hundred com above the normal price). Again say you know the price is 500 and they will usually agree to that price. However, in the summer it can be around 600 com and sometimes even up to 700 com. Step wagons (cars with 7 seats) will cost about 500 com, where a car with only 4 seats will cost about 600 coms. Aim for 500, as it is possible. As above, the trip is about 6 hours, maybe slightly faster (I usually take the marshrutka as there isn't much of a difference but its cheaper). The taxi will also stop half way through at a rest stop and will stop alongside the road if you say you need to go to the bathroom (men will just turn away from the road several meters behind the taxi, where women will find a bush to hide behind when a bathroom stop is needed). Note: Some taxi drivers will drop you off at the avtovokzal in karakol (same as option 1), but some will take you straight to your home address (for no additional cost). This is something that must be negotiated before you leave. Simply ask the driver if they will drive you to the avtovokzal, or all the way to your home. From the avtovokzal (bus stop) in karakol, to Leaderhip (our office): Option 1: The bus stop in karakol is where you will arrive when coming from bishkek in a marshrutka. There will be several taxi's lined up along the outside of the bustop ready to take you anywhere. Karakol taxi's all cost 70 com (the charge is per stop, no matter where you go). So if you are traveling with your friend but are getting off at 2 different stops, it will cost you each 60 com. If you fill up a car but are all going to the same address, it will also cost 70 com for the 1 stop. Taxi's will again try to overcharge you at the bus stop, but know that it only costs 70 com and don't pay more than that. If they try to charge more, walk away and find another taxi. It is also helpful to have exact change so you dont have to worry about them not giving you change. With a phone, you can call a taxi, and they will come pick you up at the avtovokzal. With the companies, you don't have to negotiate and they will charge you the standard 60 com per stop anywhere in the city. If you have a cell phone, call either Nastia or Kauhar when you arrive, and they will call a taxi for you to come and pick you up. Nastia: 0555 837 225 Projekt-Sprache(n) English , Russian
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