Rumyancevo: Women in action
Description: Due to lack of equal opportunities in the small villages in Bulgaria, the group of young women between 15 and 30 years old is very vulnerable. After finishing school most of them do not continue their personal development or their education, because they do not have the mindset for the lifetime learning process. This workcamp was inspired by the workcamp executed last year beginning of July, when local women and girls from the village of Rumyancevo participated in upcycling workshops, where they have learned to work with internet and search for motivation and inspiration. This year’s project will step further and will provoke the local women and girls to think how they can make an impact for the community.
Type of Work: The main activity of the workcamp has been chosen by local women during their meeting in May. In order to activate and inspire other women from Rumiancevo, this year Club Rumeni wants to create and perform a theater play. During the workcamp international volunteers will support the process of writing the play, splitting roles, creating costumes and organizing rehearsals. The play will be performed for the local community in the end of the workcamp. Because girls and women want to practice their English skills, the play will be in English. In the afternoons we will meet for activities that aim to create bonds between women, help them open up, find their talents and interests. Volunteers will be responsible for moderation of all activities, they will also take part in them. Everyday there
Study Theme: Apart from the afternoon workshops, there will be discussions on the topics of women empowerment, gender equality and healthy body image organized for the volunteers. During the free time volunteers will have the opportunity to go for a camping trip, see the nearby caves and river, originating from a karst source, try rock climbing and sleep outdoors in tents or go for a walk around the river valley.
Accommodation: The accommodation will be in a school dormitory, 3-4 people in a room. Beds, sheets and sleeping covers will be provided. Volunteers will share one shower and 2 toilets. The conditions are rather modest. Food will be provided in a local restaurant, 15 min away from the dormitory.
Your own sleeping bag will be useful for the free days. If you have one, please bring it with you. Food provided throughout the workcamp will be vegetarian.
Requirements: In order to create safe space for local women to participate in the activities, feel comfortable and open up during the workshops, the workcamp is open exclusively to female volunteers. Thank you for understanding. If you are open, creative and communicative, or you work on being that person, you are welcome. Take your camera if you’ve got one.
Notes: Visit the Facebook fun page of Club Rumeni to see photos and videos from last year workcamp: https://www.facebook.com/KlubRumeni/
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CH-SCI 12.6 Town hall for culture (Lichtensteig SG)
09 Dec 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
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