Ágasegyháza – Organizing programs and language learning games in the local childrens camp
Description: The project partner is the Kinga Kovács Memorial Foundation, which was founded in 2006 in order to foster intercultural dialogue and provide financial, material, and educational support for language learning purposes. This year's camp is going to be the 13th SCI workcamp here.
Photos from a previous camp: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.941907309159951.1073741833.197370966946926&type=3 https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.942936732390342.1073741834.197370966946926&type=3
Introduction of Útilapu – Service Civil International Hungary: http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10150200250388321
Type of Work: The volunteers will mainly help and organize programs in the children’s camp organized in the village. This work requires creativity and enthusiasm: volunteers will help in a children's summer camp organized for local primary school kids. Volunteers will organize various activities for them.
Study Theme: This camp is a great opportunity to discover Hungarian village life. There will be a workshop held by local craftswomen on straw art, gingerbread making and “nemezelés”. Besides that in order to get to know the local culture, volunteers will be introduced to local farmer families. Last but not least there will be an excursion to the Kiskunság National Park which surrounds the village, where volunteers can learn about the exceptional flora and fauna. On the foundation's website you can find further information about its projects and about previous workcamps: www.kingaalapitvanya.hu
Accommodation: The volunteers will stay in the primary school of Ágasegyháza. There are showers, toilets, kitchen. Beds are provided, but you should bring your sleeping bag. Food is included for the duration of the workcamp. Lunches will be prepared by the volunteers or local families. Volunteers will need to prepare their own breakfast and dinner, but ingredients will be provided by the foundation. Please, bring a recipe with you - considering the local, seasonal ingredients - so during these 2 weeks we could taste several national meals.
Requirements: We expect the volunteers to be motivated to work with children. It is important that the volunteers should be open-minded, creative and flexible who can adapt to changes and who like to work in a group. We expect you to contribute with your own ideas! This voluntary camp requires an additional motivation letter.
Approximate Location: Ágasegyháza, Hungary, Europe. Ágasegyháza is a village in southern Hungary and has a population of about 2000 people. The nearest town, Kecskemét is 25 km away. The location of the camp is 100 km away from Budapest. The village is surrounded by the Kiskunság National Park.
Notes: Please kindly note that there is an additional incoming fee of 50 Euros for all volunteers applying through Partner organisations or Contacts of the SCI network. Check the status here: https://bit.ly/3vhBD5J. This fee covers hosting costs, insurance, a small travel fund to enable disadvantaged volunteers to join projects and administration costs and is to be paid on arrival at the project or online directly to the hosting branch. For volunteers coming through SCI Branches and Groups there is no additional incoming fee, since the costs covered by the additional fee are included in the amount paid to the sending branch.