25 July, 2022

Climate workcamps in Poland

by SCI Poland

This month we began our workcamp season, welcoming international volunteers to three camps: Trzcianka, Wydminy, and Lublin. We would like to briefly present them to you.

Workcamp “Summer School in Trzcianka” was organized in cooperation with the Juliusz Słowacki Elementary School No. 1 in Trzcianka and the City of Trzcianka. The volunteers are helping to organize a day camp for Polish and Ukrainian children in Trzcianka. The theme of the summer camp is ecology. Young participants had the opportunity to create an ecological robot, participate in beekeeping workshops, or take part in designing an app to promote conservation efforts. The work of the international group of volunteers from Poland, Armenia, Georgia, Mexico, and Russia was coordinated by Daria Rekunkova and Hubert Werner.

In Kalisz, we are holding a workcamp “Summer with Theatre”. It is jointly organized with the Multi.Art Association and the Bogusławski Theatre. The theme of the summer camp is “What is change and how to tame it?”. For two weeks children from Poland and Ukraine learned about it through numerous activities, mainly artistic. There were also threads related to the topic of climate change and environmental protection. The workcamp is attended by people from Italy, Ukraine, Belgium, Finland, and Hungary, and is coordinated by ESC volunteers working in our Poznań office: Svitlana Kukharuk and Elvira Amatuzzi.

Kids seen from above, adding dirt to pots

Picture by Elvira Amatuzzi

Finally, in Wydminy, we co-organized with the Polish Scouting and Guiding Association (ZHP) a workcamp titled “Forest Scout Camp in Masuria”. A group of volunteers, among others from Mexico and Ireland, coordinated by Paulina Pastuszek and Urszula Tyc supported the organization of sport, art, and educational activities on ecological topics for the young scouts. The presence of international guests encouraged them also to start speaking English.

Workshops on climate justice were also held at each workcamp. They were organized as part of the project “Together for Climate and Peace”, implemented with a grant from the Active Citizens – National Fund funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Funds.

If you would like to take part in one of this year’s workcamps in Poland, there is still a possibility! For example, a workcamp at the Educational Center of Permaculture Gardens in the Lublin region is waiting for applications. Come and visit us!

Explore more news

Call for Applications: International Training “Media (red)using stereotypes and divisions among youth”

Call for Applications: International Training “Media (red)using stereotypes and divisions among youth”

Are you a young person, youth worker, activist, or volunteer who is eager to enhance your understanding of media literacy, take an active role to promote intercultural dialogue, and combat hate speech and discrimination in the community you live in by using digital tools? The project: “Media (red)using stereotypes and divisions between youth” is for you! 📅 24-29th of September 📍 Durres, Albania ⏰ Apply by 1 September 2022

Better Me, Better World, Global Development Education Project

Better Me, Better World, Global Development Education Project

In 2021-2022, SCI Hong Kong China works on the Global Development Education Project with three secondary schools to create a platform for students to work together across countries despite the limitations on international travel, to acquire knowledge, develop attitudes and skills as well as allow them to take actions towards creating an inclusive and just world. Read about the project!

Learning Lab: the Chemistry behind Quality Non-Formal Education

Learning Lab: the Chemistry behind Quality Non-Formal Education

What is the formula behind quality non-formal education? Is it possible in a digital environment? 28 people from 9 different countries gathered to find this out from 7 to 14 July 2022 in the village of Emen, Bulgaria. The Learning Lab(oratory) Training Course was part of the project “Learning Lab(oratory): quality non-formal education in the digital world”.

Share This