Cultural Renovation, Jazak
Description: Environment Engineering Group organises this workcamp for the sixth time in the Jazak village on the Fruska Gora Mountain with the goal to support the development of a local NGO named “Centre for rural development and applied learning” in Jazak, as well as to help promote the village Jazak through innovative ideas of the international volunteers. We believe international workcamp volunteers could motivate the local community, especially young people, to get involved in the social life of the village, giving their contribution to its development.
Type of Work: The volunteers will help with connecting small and undeveloped village Jazak with touristicly more advanced Vrdnik spa. They will build a new walking and cycling path (removing bushes and branches, tracing a new path through the forest) and help promote it as a new tourist activity. In addition to the construction of the mountain track, during the workcamp the volunteers will be renovating smaller public spaces in the village of Jazak and renovating premises of the Centre for rural development and applied learning.
Study Theme: Together we will visit a nearby monastery “Jazak”, a swimming pool, and one day we will visit the city of Novi Sad. Workshops on environmental topics will be organized.
Accommodation: In the Centre there are 2 rooms with bathrooms, and there is one bungalow with bathroom as well. There is also a common room for free time activities and Wi–Fi. The volunteers will prepare meals on their own, with food provided, and with help of a local lady, eager to add new international recipes to her book but also share her specialities!
Approximate Location: Jazak is a small village in the northern part of Serbia, on the slopes of the Fruska Gora Mountain, a national park of extraordinary beauty, home to sixteen beautiful monasteries. Jazak is situated at 80 km from Belgrade, 25km from Novi Sad, and 12 km from the closest town of Ruma.
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