Description: This international language festival is organized by a non-government non-profit organization “Youth Esperanto Association of the Chuvash Republic”. This year it will be the 25th Festival. The main aim of the Festival is to draw attention to the language diversity and emphasize its value. The Festival is an important and big event in the republic where about 1000 participants of different ages take part every year. For already 25 years a lot of people from different countries have been participating in the Festival preparation and organization. The workcamp consists of 2 parts: 1st part – language caravan 2nd part – festival
Type of Work: • Helping in preparing the festival • The first part of the festival is so called “Language caravan”. The inter-national volunteers together with the local volunteers will travel to different nearby villages to make short lan-guage presentations in the rural schools. It is a unique opportunity to see the real Russian village. • The second part of the workcamp is the festival itself. It will take place in Cheboksary in the biggest University. It will be a one day event which is at-tended by hundreds of people who are interested in different languages.
Study Theme: Volunteers will get the basic knowledge of the Russian language and the Russian culture, will get to know Russian people and Russian hospitality. As the workcamp is located in Chuvashia – a small local ethnicity to the east from Moscow - the volunteers will get a chance to learn the culture of this local ethnicity, its history and difference from the Russian Culture. Volunteers will get a perfect experience of interacting with different people with different backgrounds and working in a multicultural team creating excellent lifetime activities.
Accommodation: The volunteers will be hosted in the volunteers flat. It is located in the cen-ter of the city. The food will be pro-vided. No sleeping bags are needed.
Language: The language of the camp is English but it would be nice if the volunteer has some knowledge about Esperanto.
Requirements: The volunteers are expected to have some experience of organizing activities, intercultural experience is very welcome. We also expect the volunteers to be open-minded, flexible, tolerant to differences in cultures, backgrounds, nationalities, races.
Approximate Location: The workcamp is situated in Russia, Cheboksary. The volunteers will need to fly (or ar-rive with any other transport: train, bus etc.) to Moscow and take a train from Moscow to Cheboksary. The meeting point is Cheboksa-ry train station. Please inform us your arriv-ing details. The volunteers will be met by the Russian volunteers.