The Legend Of A Different Alphabet, Trsic
Description: The partner is the Youth Office of Loznica. Youth Office of Loznica has an important role in the implementation of the Youth Policy at the local level, and has a significant number of youth activities covered (over 5000 young people annually). During the year, we carry out five projects on the topics of ecology, gender equality, inclusion of young people with disabilities, prevention of violence, sports, and we are involved as partners in over 10 projects with Serbian Youth Offices and local civic associations. Around 3000 young people annually go through our educational programs and courses (free of charge). In the past few years a large number of young people have participated in different trainings and seminars throughout Serbia, which has a goal to increase mobility of youth.
Type of Work: Vols will be carried out in the nature and woods of Trsic. Large number of river bridges are damaged and they need to be repaired. The work will consist of clearing the woods, cutting the bushes, removal of smaller tree trunks and burning the smaller branches. The plan is to work on renovation and marking of the hiking/biking trail. Also, we will do some cleaning work – collecting garbage. In order to make this camp sustainable, we will plant 100 seedlings of different trees where forests existed before but due to logging have disappeared. Our goal is to provide free seedlings through a sustainable development program. In addition to ecological activities, we want to help wild animals of the area by providing food and setting up some feeders for them.
Study Theme: Workshops and lectures about ecology and environmental protection will be organized. Participants will also get an opportunity to take part in various photography and tourism workshops, where they will learn about use and misuse of the touristic potential of Loznica and Trsic and share experiences from their countries on this topic. Also we would organize a special activity to gather the food and put some bird houses on the trees (Trsic is known for a number of different bird species).
Accommodation: Volunteers will be accommodated in Konak Cuvarkuca. This is a place that is hidden from city traffic lights, noise and fast life; people come here to rest and relax. We will have traditional Serbian meals, and there will be options for different vegetarian dishes. This is also the place where participants can meet young people from Trsic and make new friends.
Approximate Location: Trsic is a village in Western Serbia, famous as the birthplace of Vuk Karadzic, the reformist of the Serbian language. The historical part of the village is under the protection of the country and it is the most visited open air museum in Serbia. There is the Vuk's birth house, the Museum of languages and scripts, an outdoor amphitheatre, the House of writers, a gallery and a number of buildings of traditional architecture, characteristic for the 19th century. Beside its cultural heritage, Trsic is surrounded by beautiful hills, forests, streams, meadows and it is a place very much visited.