Embrace the challenge – make a change

Embrace the challenge - make a change - Zagreb & Veliki Žitnik
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Dátum konania
15/01/2019 - 15/11/2019

Miesta konania
Zagreb, Croatia

Typ projektu:


10-mesačný dobrovoľnícky pobyt v Chorvátsku (Záhreb a Veliki Žitnik) od  15. januára do 15. novembra 2019. Vyslali sme 2 dobrovoľníkov zo Slovenska, ako sa majú?

“Stale som spokojna a tesim sa, ze som tu. 

Mam za sebou uz nejake nove skusenosti. Absolvovala som expediciu kde som sa naucila vela praktickych zrucnosti ako prezit v prirode. Orientovat sa pomocou kompasu a mapy, prejst narocnu trasu s tazkym ruksakom na chrbte, postavit si byvak na prenocovanie, zapalit ohen pomocou iskry a mnoho ineho. 

V kancelarii v Zahrebe, kde je cast mojho projektu som v kreativnom oddeleni. Pripravujem dizajny triciek, vymyslam program pre vymeny, fotim pre socialne siete a tiez pomaham s administrativou. Je to zaujimava praca, hlavne ked vidis ako sa tvoje napady zhmotnuju.

Jednym z prikladov bol aj 12 – dnovy vymeny pobyt “Together for a change” pre 23 participantov zo Spanielska, Finska, Rumunska a Chorvatska. Pomocov digitalnych medii sme otvarali temu socialnej inkluzie. Presli sme celym procesom fotografovania az k tvorbe videa. 

Tento projekt bol pre mna obzvlast zaujimavy, kedze v mojom osobnom zivote sa venujem fotografii. Vdaka mojim predchadzajucim skusenostiam som mohla viest niekolko prednasok a workshopov v anglictine, co bol pre mna mimochodom tiez obohacujuci zazitok. Azda najzaujimavejsie bolo zostrojit Cameru obscuru – fotoaparat z cierneho papieru/kartonu, ktory skutocne zaznamenava a vytvara realne fotky. Na podobnom principe funguje aj “Camera obscura room”, ktora premieta vonkajsie prostredie na stenu miestnosti a clovek ma pocit, ze vytvoril projektor. 

Velmi silnym zazitkom pre mna osbne bola tvorba zvukovej stopy pre neme filmy. Kreativita nemala hranic. Participanti pouzili kamienky, pribor, caj, sroby a ine nahodne predmety, ktore nasli v nasom edukacnom centre a vytvorili nieco neskutocne. Nahrany zvuk sme potom spojili s filmom a uzili si par minut skutocnej originality.

O tom, ze tato vymena mala obrovsky uspech svedcia aj vypovede ucastnikov, ktore som mala moznost spracovat v sprave pre narodnu agenturu. Dovolim si citovat “Toto bol moj najlepsi zazitok v zivote” alebo “Najlepsie zorganizovany event na ktorom som bol”. Tieto slova mi potvrdili, ze tvrdo pracovat sa opati. Je to pre mna motivacia i zavazok do buducna. 

Momentalne pisem z kratkodobej dobrovolnickej cinnosti, ktora trva tri tyzdne a nesie nazov “Navigating tradition – building experience”. Prve dva tyzdne sme boli v oblasti Velebit, blizko mesta Gospic, kde sme pracovali s drevom. Zacali sme instruktazou a predstavovanim pracovnych nastrojov a v priebehu dni sme sa coraz viac zdokonalovali. Nietkori viac, ini menej. Nas finalny produkt je nabytok pre organizaciu OBC. Ucasnili sme sa aj rucnej vyroby dekorativnych predmetov na pripravovany velkonocny trh pre lokalnu neformalnu organizaciu. 

Posledny tyzden projektu, ktory prave zacal je na ostrove Brac. Tu je pre nas pripravena mala lod, ktoru treba zrkekonstruovat. Uz sa neviem dockat na zaverecne dni a vysledok.

To je nateraz vsetko z mojho dobrovolnickeho zivota v Chorvatsku. Posielam ostrovne pozdravy.

Lubka 🙂

Zhrnutie o čom tento dobrovoľnícky projekt je:

The aim of the project is to help young people work on their personal development, enhance employability and improve career prospects, empower and motivate them to become active members of their communies. The volunteers will be directly involved in the everyday work of OBC, in the office in Zagreb and help out on outdoor programs and programs for youth in the OB educational center in Veliki Žitnik, a small village in the rural region of Lika. The volunteers will be part of the organizing team for activities for youth in OBC, during which they will acquire teamwork skills, organizational and leadership skills. They will have the opportunity to observe and gain insight into group facilitation skills and non-formal education methods.

They will also be encouraged to plan, organize and implement their own project ideas, and thus improve their presentation skills, self-confidence, creativity, sense of initiative and self- expression. Volunteers will develop and improve a range of skills and competences during their volunteering experience – digital competences and media skills, social and civic competences, cultural awareness and creative expression, communication in foreign languages, intercultural and social skills. Living and working in an intercultural environment will equip them with intercultural skills and understanding for diversity and tolerance.

Volunteers will be working in the organisation’s office in Zagreb on organisational, administrative, promotional and design-tasks. They will also be working in the field with youth which takes place in and around the OBC educational center in Veliki Žitnik. Ratio of office work and field work is approximately 60:40. Plan of volunteer work and activities will be structured and working hours set in advance. Team-meetings with the volunteers will be held on a regular basis. The schedule will be from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. with one-hour lunch break. During the programs for children and youth, trainings and international events, tasks and schedule will be set according to the needs of the program and the volunteers’ interests.

LEARNING OUTCOMES FOR THE VOLUNTEERS

  • You will get familiar with the Outward Bound method, experiential learning and non-formal education methods and tools
  • Working in the OBC office will provide you with organizational, planning, administrative, digital and time management-skills
  • Living and working together with an international team in a different country will develop your intercultural and social skills, as well as your communication skills and ability to express yourself in English, which is the main working language
  • You will learn about and experience Croatian culture and customs (linguistic support and basic Croatian language course will be organized);
  • You will learn about and experience the benefits of the Erasmus+ program, gain insights into other EU and European Commission programs.
  • You will develop awareness about the importance of sports, leading a healthy life-style and spending time in nature
  • Working in Outward Bound Croatia will push your inner boundaries, make you challenge yourself and be ready to get out of your comfort-zone, develop your self- confidence and initiative and unlock your inner potential