Wednesday, 24 July 2013 11:15

Summer School 2013

 

Within July 15-20, 2013 period about 79 youngsters participated at Volunteer Summer School organized by Moldova Christian Aid in partnership with Diocese of Edinet and Briceni under "Empowering Christian Youth to deliver and promote Home care services for elderly people" Program, implemented with financial support from BFW (Germany). “Nașterea Domnului” Orthodox Monastery from Zăbriceni village kindly offered its facilities for the event.

During the 2013 Summer School young volunteers have learned new topics on homecare, as well as updated those studied earlier. Experts from Homecare Association have moderated 24 training sessions. Video presentations were combined with interactive actions & outdoor activities.

Social video was a new issue introduced by the organizations this year. Youngsters enjoyed sessions on social photography and video moderated by experts from Youth Media Centre. Participants had the opportunity to apply acquainted knowledge in practice and elaborated two films about the most interesting activities of summer school as well as prepared a photo exhibition.

His Beatitude Bishop of Edinet and Briceni Nicodim visited Summer School on July 18, 2013. He blessed and welcomed young volunteers and encouraged them for more active participation in social activities implementing in their parishes.

On July 16 and July 19, 2013 were organized contests “ Create and Amaze!” Young volunteers had the opportunity to demonstrate their creativity and talents; best performances were nominated via common voting. In leisure time youngsters play chess, mini golf, badminton, Frisbee, done kiting.

Organizations collected feedback from participants every day. It will be carefully analyzed and considered for the next actions preparations. Skills developed within 2013 Summer School will help young volunteers in further development of Program activities, of promotion social events organized by their communities as well as in increasing of the youth participation.

 

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