Walking the Walk – caminhos portugueses de Santiago
Description: The aim of this workcamp is to improve the knowledge and the conditions of part of 2 “caminhos” (pilgrims way) by cleaning the way, rebuilding some signals, planting trees and preparing exhibitions photography, tales and serigraphy that focus on Santiago and the pilgrims that could express to the local community this value of this heritage and why it is important to protect it. The Paths of Santiago, as Cultural and Spiritual Heritage are recognized as a tremendous human, cultural, tourist and economic surplus value. In addition to the economic impact, the social impact must be valued, as pilgrims from all over the world converge on a pilgrimage route, where sharing and coexistence give the motto for interculturality, contributing to enrichment in cultural and personal development terms.
Type of Work: Through an artistic technique, silkscreen, young people can show their talent by educating and sensitizing the community to the roots of the Way of Saint James; With the support of the team of monitors will carry out the cleaning and support for the reforestation of the Santiago Way (in the way of the Roman road and way of the coast) in order to sensitize the Compostela routes as ecosystems to be maintained and preserved (in partnership with the program municipality of Famalicão to plant 25,000 trees by 2025); The young people will have to respond to a challenge of photography with the possibility of using the photomontage, in order that the participants report their contact with the Portuguese heritage, as well as their prism of vision of the same;
Accommodation: Breakfast will be provided at the accommodation (schools) by the monitors and a rotating team among the participants. Since the work starts early (to avoid the hours of greatest heat), we intend to serve a snack midmorning to gain energy and delay lunchtime. The journey is continuous and at lunch, the food will be delivered by a catering restaurant at school by 14pm. During the afternoon, the association will provide snacks like yogurt, chocolate milk and croissant with ham and cheese. Dinner will be served at the accommodation at 8 pm
Requirements: Young people have to participate in activities concerning the functioning of the Camp, meet schedules, follow the guidance of tutors, assist in cleaning of spaces used, participate in the planned activities, meet colleagues, meet the overnight hours, participate in leisure activities. The absence of the field for any reason must be requested and authorized by those responsible
Approximate Location: Vila Nova de Famalicão and Viana do Castelo