Alp-Summer at Center for gatherings Doro (Chironico TI)
Description: The “Zentrum für Begegnung in Doro” resulted from the collective “Popolo Doro”. Originally started by Swiss-German Youngsters in 1976. While one part of the collective concentrated on agriculture, another part built and renovated houses in order to create a place, where seminars could be held, holidays could be spent and nature enjoyed. Doro is a good place to gain some distance from your own life situation and the civilized daily routine. Doro isn't a place where people can live during the whole year or for the whole life. For instance there is no school for kids near Doro. So a form of living and working together temporarily was created there.
Type of Work: This year’s planned works are: working on two houses with wood, stones and mortar, building a dry stone wall and supporting biodiversity. Please keep in mind that the work in the camp will be physically demanding!
Study Theme: There will be a lecture in two parts on the topic of war and peace. After each part you will have the opportunity to participate in the discussion on how we can reduce violence in our societies. We also plan to have a discussion about current issues on domestic and international conflicts. Please mention in the application form under motivation what is on your mind and what you can also give inputs about.
Accommodation: There will be a simple shared accommodation for the group. The project partner provides food and does the menu planning. Volunteers will cook for themselves mainly vegetarian meals. There is some electricity in Doro to charge your mobile phones and for light but no W-LAN. There are three sleeping rooms with beds, blankets and pillows, but still we recommend that you bring your own sleeping bag. There is a shower, but the water temperature will depend on the weather, as there are solar panels installed.
Language: The main workcamp languages will be German and English. - Chironico is a small village located in the district of Leventina in the Swiss Italian-speaking canton of Ticino.
Requirements: Good working shoes for the steep area!
Approximate Location: Doro is a remote place! The meeting point will be in Chironico. From there the project partner will guide you up to Doro - this is a hike of about 2 hours. It’s possible to use the cable car for luggage transportation, but only if you are at the meeting point on time. Meeting point information will be given to you after application.
Further notes: • SCI Switzerland supports the preservation of this cultural historic place in a remote area for gatherings in a good atmosphere. Further it is worth to support ecological agriculture for a high biodiversity. • Remember that the first and last days of the workcamp are dedicated to travelling. Feel free to leave at the most convenient time for you. • Be aware that there are high public transport costs within Switzerland to get to this remote place – please check them before applying. For more details consult http://www.sbb.ch/en/home.html.