Smile to Treat
Description: The Centre is situated not far from the center of Yerevan, next to the artificial Lake Yerevan. The territory of the Rehabilitation Center is former Governmental rest house. The camp will be opened for the 24rd time and is already a popular and traditional one. Every year the children, who receive their treatment here, look forward to meeting the volunteers in summer. Volunteers bring a lot of ideas, spirit, love, warmth, kindness, and make the stay of the children in this Center a great holiday. They make these children feel that they are needed, full-valued and help them to reveal their talents and abilities.
Type of Work: The aim of this workcamp is organization of the leisure time of children with disabilities that receive their treatment in this Centre and environmental work on the territory. Volunteers day will begin with environmental work: maintaining the territory, cleaning children s playground from weeds and grass, painting and some renovation work. After the children finish their therapy, volunteers will join them to draw, sculpture, sing and dance, do physical training, play games.At the end of the camp volunteers and children will organize a farewell concert.
Accommodation: Volunteers will stay in a separate cottage on the territory of the Rehabilitation Center and sleep in beds.
Requirements: Volunteers are asked to bring different games and face-paint for the work with children
Approximate Location: You will have lots of interesting excursions and visits to historical monuments and museums, which will be organized during the workcamp. The excursions to the following sights will be organized upon the decision of the camp. The proposed list of the excursions is the following (all the visits are for free): Echmiadzin Mother Cathedral, Zvartnots Cathedral ruins, Garni Pagan Temple, Geghard Monastery Complex with a program of PATRIMONITO, Lake Sevan (with a barbecue on the beach). Volunteers will visit Matenadaran-storehouse of ancient manuscripts, Historical Museum of Armenia, National Gallery of Armenia, museum of famous film director S. Parajanov, Vernissage i Armenian big souvenirs market under the open sky and degustation in cognac factory. Different games, Armenian dancing and language lessons will be organized in the workcamp.
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CH-SCI 7.1 Theatre and music with kids (Luzern LU)
30 Sep 2018 - 14 Oct 2018
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