Description: Fiesta Mundial is a world party in the true sense of the word. Long time ago a young man and woman wanted to organize a cultural event to raise money for development of projects in the South, and to show the different cultural parts in a gathering. It is a music festival, which takes place in a recreation park, including screenings of world cinema, music performances with authentic and popular ethnic music, as well as street animation, lots of workshops and a multicultural market. Fiesta Mundial only works with volunteers. We would like to carry out the spirit and atmosphere of multiculturalism of the festival even during the build-up. Apart from the workcamp volunteers, also people of local minority groups will be involved in the work.
Type of Work: The work will be very divers: Before the festival: pulling up tents and fences, laying wooden floors, building podiums, decorating the tents and the festival grounds, organising water and electricity supplies, signalisation... During the festival: helping with the catering for the artists After the festival: pulling down the tents, cleaning the site and putting everything back in order.
Study Theme: History of the festival, its background, philosophy, core ideas, target group, reason of being, … Third world projects which are supported by Fiesta Mundial Local, working with local less-favoured groups.
Accommodation: You will sleep in the club house of the girl guides in Wezel, about 2 miles from the festival site. There are bicycles. We can make use of the spacious, heated rooms, showers, toilets. There is a large kitchen with the necessary kitchenware, moreover, there is also a large playground. To sleep we maintain solid folding beds. Be sure to bring a sleeping bag, sheets for a single bed and a pillow.
Language: During the camp English and Dutch will be the common languages
Requirements: Being open-minded with respect for the environment Flexible attitude, being prepared to co-operate and to do all kinds of jobs that need to be done to build up and break down a festival. Be able to ride a bicycle. Like to work together with all kinds of people. As you know the weather in Belgium is unpredictable, so bring a rain jacket and some warm clothes.
Approximate Location: Balen, 60 km east of Antwerpen
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