We went to Dragasani on 11 th of June for our first conference at the city’s library.
There, we presented our project and ourselves.
We listened to the conclusion of two projects one on the Leonardo Da Vinci program, and the other was an EVS just like ours.
We also got to see the launching presentation of our fellow volunteers from Dragasani, whose project is starting at the same time as ours.
The conference was attended by young people from the community, youth leaders, local authorities and media representatives.
On Wednesday, 18th of June we had activities at a school in Ursi village.
These were our first school activities and it was full of wonderful feelings .
We were 10 volunteers from different projects and we were divided into two groups to make the activities more easily. We prepared different kinds of activities in advance: Dominoes, puzzles, coordination games, music, videos and other things.
Singing with children
As I said before, it was our first time doing activities at a school and it was really nice, plenty of emotions, and the children gave us positive energy.
At the end of the activities, we received presents from children. To tell the truth, we didn’t expect it, and all of us were very happy!
It was delightful!
When we arrived here, as all volunteers do, we had an open event where we shared our cultures.
From Armenia we got to see the history, culture, traditional food. Tatevik showed us the armenian alphabet, and some places to visit in her country.
From Georgia, Ani talked about the Georgian alphabet, the traditional foods, clothes and dances. We saw some beautiful places to visit and listened to traditional music.
From Portugal, Cátia showed us some interesting places to visit, some fun facts about the country, the language and the culture and presented some of the traditional foods.
All of us prepared delicious traditional food. Tatevik brought and prepared us traditional bread called “Lavash” and roasted meat and vegetables called “Xorovats” from Armenia. Ani gave us some “Khachapuri” a cheese filled bread, caramelized grape juice filled with nuts called “Churchkhela, a bitter fruit based leather called “Tklapi” and “Chacha” an alcoholic drink from Georgia. And Cátia made a cream based sweet pastry called “Pasteis de Nata” or “Pasteis de Belém” from Portugal.
The activities we are going to have are:
- organizing workshops of painting, drawing, informatics, photography, film and communication for roma pupils from rural areas;
- organizing outdoor and sport activities for pupils and young roma from rural communities;
- organizing information campaigns of young roma about European construction;
- organizing a traditional festival of the roma communities;
- organizing activities to combat poverty and marginalization.
It will be very interesting, so wish us Good Luck! 🙂