World For School, Lucani
Description: Initiative for Development & Cooperation is a group of enthusiasts led by the principles of solidarity, active inclusion, equal rights, decent jobs and satisfied people. Among the many activities we do mostly we work with vulnerable social groups who live below the poverty line, and with them we are trying to fight for a greater social inclusion. This year's camp aims to renovate a village school in Lucani, bring volunteers closer to the historical, cultural and social heritage of the municipality and surrounding towns, the intercultural exchange of local youth and camp participants from around the world, in order to increase inclusion and intercultural exchange. In this way, we will contribute to raising awareness among the locals about volunteerism, activism, ecological awareness.
Type of Work: The main idea is to help villagers and schoolchildren get better education conditions, get acquainted with different world cultures through informal socializing, work on a joint project to improve the local community. The volunteers will: help renovate a village school (painting, sculpting, lighter painting works, etc.); clean some tourist sites in order to further contribute to the ecological aspect of the camp; also, the volunteers will organize intercultural evenings, social gatherings etc.
Accommodation: Volunteers will stay in the student's home. Food will be provided by the organizer.
Approximate Location: Lucani is located in south-west Serbia. The area of Lucani municipality covers an area of 454 km2 and belongs to the municipalities of medium size in Serbia. The most prominent relief forms in the Municipality of Lucani are: Dragacevska potolina, Golubac Mountains, Krstac, Lis, Jelica and Ovcar, Ovcarsko-Kablarska gorge, as well as karstic forms of reliefs, of which the Raca Cave is especially distinguished. In the free time we will organize some excursions.