Village Games Without Borders, Bikovo
Description: The local association "Bikovo" organizes this workcamp for the 3rd time. The summer festival "Village games without borders" are going to be organized for the 10th time, and since past two years, the participation of foreign volunteers has been giving international character to the Games. The volunteers will contribute to the idea of the host to increase the quality of life to the village inhabitants with this festival and to show how little is needed to have a full and fun summer in the village. The international volunteers will give an added value to this rural event.
Type of Work: The tasks will be about technical support to the whole manifestation (renewing old and making some new equipment/installations for the games) and program support (involvement with preparation and realisation of Village and Children games). In addition to supporting the Village Games, with the help of the locals, volunteers will work on cleaning and maintenance of village football club and its court (mowing a lawn, cleaning the weeds, collecting garbage, paint the Club premises, arrange the dressing rooms, fix the showers. The volunteers should expect manual work, cleaning, painting, etc. With this we want to raise the interest of young people in sports and socializing, as our Club is one of the rare ones in the surrounding villages.
Study Theme: Experience from previous years has shown that local inhabitants lack knowledge of English language for efficient communication with volunteers. In order to change that, as free time activities, we will organize language classes and various get-together workshops.
Accommodation: The accommodation will be at a farm on the outskirts of the village Bovine, 500m from the village center. The Farm is an authentic old agricultural estate, a real monument of “the old times”, with a big yard, garden and summer houses, workshops, etc. The volunteers should be prepared for basic living conditions, outside toilet and solar shower, but there are real beds inside to sleep on. It is necessary to bring a sleeping bag. Participants will prepare breakfast and dinner by themselves while lunch will be prepared by the local households in the manner of this village customs.
Approximate Location: Bikovo is a close to Subotica in North Serbia (near the border with Hungary). It has 1,487 inhabitants, mostly Croats, Serbs, Hungarians and Bunjevac. The local population is mainly engaged in agriculture or employed in Subotica. The volunteers will be one of the participating teams in the Games. In free time the volunteers will enjoy the daily summer life with the locals participate in language lessons and various workshops. Visits to Subotica and the International Palic film festival are going to be organized, as well as horse riding with the help of an instructor.
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