United In Diversity #2, Draca
Description: The aim of the project is to promote unity of youth in spite of their cultural differences and different backgrounds. In today's world a big problem is losing a national identity because people are forgetting old traditions, national costumes, songs, dances, languages...We believe that the world would be a much more interesting and richer place if we learn how to cherish these differences and learn about them. That is why we want to enable these young people to learn about different cultures and preserve this priceless knowledge. This workcamp is organized by the NGO “Interaktiv” from Kragujevac, the regional contact point for the promotion and organization of workcamps of Young Researchers of Serbia. “Interaktiv” organizes workcamps since 2013. So far, eight camps were organised.
Type of Work: Camp will promote richness of diversity in culture and tradition between participants of the camp. Through the workshops, volunteers will learn about the importance of preserving of culture and tradition and exchange information about different life styles in the world, national songs and dances, habits, costumes and symbols. Beside this, it will be presented Serbian national heritage and costumes of people from the countryside in which volunteer can participate.
Study Theme: Workshops will include activities of promoting tolerance of national differences as something that unites people, breaking prejudices about different nations.
Accommodation: Volunteers will be accommodated in rented house in Draca with kitchen and toilets. Volunteers will sleep on mattresses, so please bring your sleeping bag. Food will be prepared by hosts, with support of volunteers.
Approximate Location: Camp will be organized in Draca, village 8 km far from Kragujevac, in central Serbia. Village Draca is geographical center of Serbia, there is Ethnographic museum and orthodox monastery from 17th century. In the village live about 800 residents. All programs will be organized in household in Draca, planned to be first Ecovillage in central Serbia. First programs of Ecovillage will be implemented in 2018. It is near to the regional road, there is one shop and bus station near the place.
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