The subtle art of being a “decent” camp leader

This question: how to be a “good” camp leader I was asking myself many times while preparing for the international workcamp in August. That supposed to be my second time as a camp coordinator and forth – participating in the project like that. For sure, I was more experienced than my co-teamer, but it didn’t…

Somewhere in the Swiss Forest

For my second time as a SCI Switzerland workcamp coordinator I wanted to be at a special place and country I haven’t been before. That’s why I choose the Swiss Alps. The Alpe Loasa which is right at the border to Italy, surrounded by forest and only reachable by foot was the perfect place to…

At least I tried – our workcamp in the wild

It all started with the Gendered Realities project and the call for local activities on gender equality topic by SCI.  The team of three girls Bea from Poland, Vili and Shirin from Bulgaria, who already had organized two workcamps on women empowerment in a small village in Lukovit region in Bulgaria (in 2017 and 2018)…

One of the greatest privileges possible

A new surprise to me: We got used to living in this place very quickly, arriving as individuals of free choice. The walls that separate us from one of the most horrifying places ever present. Wherever our eyes glance houses of perpetrators and buildings were mass destruction was systematically planned in its smallest detail. Volunteering,…

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…

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…