World For School, Lucani
Description: The camp is addressing the issue of rural depopulation in villages of Western Serbia. The village of Turica is, like many others, facing the rural out migration especially of young people. Local infrastructure that should provide access to education, social activities and enrich the quality of life is in poor condition. The camp aims at renovating the school premises in the village of Turica, near Guca. Similar action was organised last year, and the impact of the action was felt throughout the entire village. The school that was about to close down due to lack of students was saved as the parents decided to enroll their children in newly redecorated school. The entire village got engaged. The similar action will be done in Turica and adjusted to the school needs.
Type of Work: Volunteers will work on creating a more comfortable and quality space for elementary school education for children in the village of Turica through painting, carpentry, decorating the yard and renovating the sports grounds. Also, through various cultural and free time activities, volunteers will create opportunities for socializing, sharing experiences and learning about the concept of volunteering and international volunteer camps for young people in the village.
Accommodation: The volunteers will be accommodated in the school that is being redecorated. The beds will be provided and the clean sheets as well. The volunteers can bring their own sleeping bags if they want so. The lunch will be provided by the organizer every day and the volunteers will prepare breakfast/dinner with the food provided by the organizer. The food will not be exclusively vegetarian, but it is possible to provide vegetarian dishes.
Approximate Location: The camp is located in the village of Turica, Municipality of Lucani, Western Serbia. The place is located in a mountainous area of the country with beautiful green landscape. During the camp we will explore the vivid nature and interesting historical heritage of the village and nearby small town Guca, famous for its trumpet festival. During the camp we will organise the visit to the Municipality of Lucani, last year’s camp place in the village of Tijanje and one field trip to explore the nearby city of Cacak and its surrounding.
Notes: Camp is located in rural area. Nearby village of Guca is providing limited opportunity for urban activities (going out for a drink, shopping, etc). The organizer will make it possible for volunteers to go to nearby town of Guca when needed and one trip to closest city of Cacak will be organized. The internet access is also limited in the rural areas and the best option is for participants to buy prepaid sim card with internet promotion on arrival (3-5 EUR). The organised will contact the participants prior to arrival in order to arrange transport from closest cities given that village bus is operating only once a day in summer period.