24 November, 2020

We had autumn meeting in Diósjenő!

Útilapu Hungary's autumn meeting

We had our autumn meeting in the Bokréta House in Diósjenő, already well known by some of our volunteers. It was nice to celebrate the 100th birthday of our partner organization, Service Civil International!

At the 2-day meeting, the work and the free-time were similar to our camps. The house, run by the local Bokréta Child Welfare Association, was not only a comfortable accommodation for us but also a perfect opportunity to take advantage of our volunteer activities. We helped to tidy up the yard of the house, to pull down their event tent, to decorate the place. In addition, we got to know the association better, who mainly deal with disadvantaged children, operate the local nature conservation and tradition community center, and organize many other events and courses (eg. wood carving, felting).

Our missions are similar. As a bottom-up association, we have been supporting such and similar initiations for 26 years, and we organize domestic and international volunteer camps along with this goal. It was important for us to be able to plan the tasks ahead together in this unpredictable, connectionless time. Thus, our volunteers, through their own reflections, sharing them with each other, will be able to set 2021 more resolutely.

 

The highlight of our weekend was perhaps the birthday greeting of our partner organization (SCI), which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year! We wish them and ourselves too a happy birthday, let us have joy together, let’s celebrate together!

Diósjenő was also a perfect place for fresh air and beautiful nature for recharging and hiking. We strongly recommend it to everyone!

Explore more news

SCI is Recruiting an International Coordinator

SCI is Recruiting an International Coordinator

SCI is looking for a new International Coordinator to lead its International Secretariat located in Antwerp, Belgium. We are looking for someone with strong leadership and communication skills, intercultural experience, strategic thinking and interest to work in an international organisation with a mission to create a culture of peace. Read the full call and apply by 15 September 2021 (noon).

Raising Peace: 100 years celebration

Raising Peace: 100 years celebration

IVP Australia, together with partner organisation, is organising the Raising Peace festival with the aims to celebrate and raise the profile of peace, to create opportunities for collaboration between peace organisations and to inspire young people to take action for peace. The festival will take place over 10 days: 16-26 September 2021 in Australia.

A green lung in the heart of the city

A green lung in the heart of the city

GAIA Kosovo’s volunteers created a community garden in an urban space that was left unattended for a long time, bringing a new energy and bright natural colors to the whole area. The work on the garden generated interactions, conversations, new encounters and a lot of smiles between people from different generations, grandparents and young children, teenagers and adults.

Share This