The World in Borohradek
Description: Borohradek is a small town with 2,000 inhabitants in Hradec Kralove Region. In cooperation with local organizations, the town organizes a lot of events, such as various cultural and sports events, music festivals and tourist marches. This is the first time local community organizes a workcamp. Its aim is to connect locals (especially youngsters) with people from different parts of the world and to develop friendship, tolerance and cooperation.
Type of Work: During the 1st week, volunteers will prepare a photo exhibition called The World in Borohradek. The aim is to set up panels for photos from around the world (taken by volunteers, locals, photographers and travellers) in a local park. During the exhibition, volunteers will introduce their countries and locals will talk about their travel experiences. During the 2nd week, volunteers will prepare and run activities for local children at a suburban camp. There will be Czech leaders at the camp but international volunteers will provide international dimension which will allow children to get to know different cultures, learn traditional games from different countries and practise English in an informal way. During the workcamp, there will also be space for volunteers miniprojects, meeting locals and local associations. Study part: Contact between volunteers and local. Lectures about volunteers coutries, travelling etc. will be part of the photo exhibition. There will also be informal meetings (e.g. international evening, cooking together, a visit to an eco-farm, a campfire, doing sports or playing social games, meeting with local organizations.
Accommodation: In the local elementary school. The school is well equipped, computer access and Wi-Fi connection are available. Volunteers can use two big classrooms, a gym, a kitchen, toilets, two showers and a washing machine. Volunteers will sleep on gym matrasses. Blankets, pillows and bedlinen are provided. Volunteers will prepare meals on their own as a group in the kitchen. An international evening with international dishes will be organized. Please bring recipes for your national dishes. This is a short video about the school: https://youtu.be/x65cBHRw4fg.
Requirements: The workcamp is suitable for volunteers who would like to experience living in a small Czech town, meet locals, share experiences and cultures, work with kids and also want to escape from everyday rush and spend two weeks surrounded by countryside. During the suburban camp, smoking and drinking alcohol is forbidden. Please write a short motivation letter where you describe your motivation towards working with children.
Approximate Location: Borohradek and its part called Sachov. In Borohradek, there are only several small shops, two restaurants and a bar. The town is surrounded by beautiful countryside (forests, river and a natural swimming pool). This is a short video about Borohradek: https://youtu.be/KrcnKCjig1A.Leisure time: Sports (tennis, football, beach volleyball etc.), swimming, a cycling trip, social and board games, watching a Czech movie with English subtitles, trips to neighbouring cities and countryside (e.g. Hradec Kralove, Adrspach-Teplice Rocks), barbecue, activities organized in cooperation with local organizations (e.g. sports, rafting, activities with local firefighters etc.).
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