Tour of Freedom – Cycling Activism in Kosovo

The Problem is not the WASTE. the contaminated AIR; WATER and SOIL. It is the collective Apathy that makes a whole global society live in the Illusion that everything is fine as it is. -Tour of Freedom participant   We got used to our lives so much, that we seem unable to see how hostile…

Perma… What ?

Summer-Camp 2017, Mont-Soleil, St-Imier « What did you learn during this camp ? » « Many things, but anything about permaculture. » The answer of Alex, one of the participants An old house in the Jura-mountains, called the « Décentrale », about twenty people from all over the world and an international hosting crew with…

“Castle of Love “Saint Miklosh”

When I chose to go for a workcamp in Ukraine I expected few things: it will be interesting to work on the conservation and preservation of a real medieval castle (you don’t usually do this in your everyday life), I will meet nice and friendly people and I will probably widen my knowledge about this…

Workcamp in Italy

“My Workcamp experience at Vivaro with Ciampacavallo Onlus and EquiAzione was wonderful. In fact, it was even better than I expected. I learned a lot and I got all the support needed from the Staff. The topic and work itself are so specific that it’s difficult to explain, one just has to try it if he or she is…

“To sum it up… I’m speechless”

Hidden in the Velebit mountain range, the Kuterevo Bear Refuge (Croatia) welcomed us – a group of 20 volunteers coming from different countries (Croatia, Serbia, Kosovo, Greece, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Germany and France) – for the Kuterevo Camp Coordinator Training. Through this training, our awesome trainers Đurđica Valadžija and Nevena Sićević prepared us to coordinate international…

Workcamps in Kosovo – a summer opportunity you cannot miss…

In July and August, GAIA, the SCI branch in Kosovo, is offering three diverse but extremely compelling workcamps. There is something for everybody: If you want to experience traditional lifestyle, escape from civilization, (no internet, electricity or running water) and explore different views on life, the universe and religion than you should join the monks…

Borders separate, nature unites

GAIA Kosovo has completed the project focused on youth and volunteering programs for nature conservation in rural areas called ‘Youth for nature, volunteering and inclusion’ supported by the Erasmus+ programme of the EU. The project included 3 international activities which took place in Kosovo. A training course on qualitative and strategic programs for youth in…

The first living fairy tale in Slovenia

The workcamp season in Slovenia has already started: our first workcamp began on the 7th of May in Škofljica, a small village in the green situated only 10 km away from the capital city Ljubljana. 8 and a half volunteers (the half is a cute 4 year old hard worker from Germany) are working and…

Mangroves and Indonesia

“I don’t know if I left something in the heart of these people, for sure they left something in mine. I’m sure that I want to have this experience again in my life. I also hope to come back again to Mangkang, to find again those beautiful people that I met and to see the mangroves…

Workcamp for Understanding

On the 12th of February 2017, we arrived in Hong Kong and met our soon-to-be multicultural family consisting people and volunteers alike from various countries such as Japan, South Korea, Germany, Kazakhstan,Mexico and Italy. Later in the week, we got to know the Sri Lankans and the Hong Kong local volunteers. As per the usual…

Winter peace in Kuterevo

For the SCI movement and its followers 2014 is the year of climate justice. One element of the Create a Climate for peace campaign was the youth exchange ‘Winter Peace’ in Kuterevo at the very beginning of the year (5 to 15 January). The project aimed to introduce and discuss different yet strongly related topics…