Ágasegyháza – Teaching and Renovation
Description: The project partner is the Kinga Kovács Memorial Found, which was founded in 2006 in order to foster intercultural dialogue and provide financial, material and eudcational support for language learning purposes. This year's camp is going to be the 10th SCI-workcamp here with a closing ceremony on the very last evening of the camp with the participation of the local people from the village.
On the foundation's website you can find further information about its projects and about previous workcamps: www.kingaalapitvanya.hu Photos from last year camp: http://on.fb.me/1nwTnVq http://on.fb.me/1QE30fB
Introduction of Útilapu – Service Civil International Hungary: http://on.fb.me/1Xd6as9
Type of Work: One part of the work will be physical work (4 hours per day from Monday till Friday). Volunteers will help in the renovation and painting of the local primary school and managing the surrounding area (painting, repairing, gardening).
The other part will be just as significant as the first one. It will require creativity and enthusiasm: for 2 hours in the afternoons volunteers will help in a children summer camp, which is organized for local primary school kids (approximately 30 children, 4-14-years-olds). Volunteers will organize various activities for them including the sportsday and an international day for the children as well as they will help in the preparation of the closing ceremony.
Study Theme: This camp is a great opportunity to discover Hungarian village life. There will be a workshop held by a local craftwomen on straw art, the volunteers will have the opportunity to learn how to make a handmade brittle cake. Besides in order to get to know the culture volunteers will be introduced to local farmer families. Last but not least there will be an excursion to the Kiskunság National Park which surrounds the village, where volunteers can learn about the exceptional flora and fauna.
Accommodation: The volunteers will stay in the primary school of Ágasegyháza. There are showers, toilets, kitchen. Beds are provided, but you should bring your sleepingbag. Food is included for the duration of the workcamp. Lunches will be prepared by local families. Volunteers will need to prepare their own breakfast and dinner (and to wash up after meals), but ingredients will be provided by the foundation.
Language: English, Hungarian
Requirements: It is important that the volunteers should be open-minded, creative, self-sufficing and flexible who can adapt to changes and who like to work in a group. Please write us a separate MOTIVATION LETTER to explain us why you find attractive participating in this camp and how you could support the succession of the camp and participate with your ideas to the programme.
Notes: We expect to the volunteers will have motivation and interest in working with children. We expect you to contribute with your own ideas! Please note, during the camp the volunteers will be in close touch to children and youngsters, therefore the consumption of any drugs, alcohol or tobacco is forbidden! It would be great if you could bring recipes with you so during these 2 weeks we could taste several national meals.
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