Building Walls - Breaking Walls Grischun (Tschierv GR)
Description: This is an intercultural mountain and nature experience activity for young adults from Switzerland, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Israel and Palestine. During the 9 days we will learn from professional staff how to build traditional stonewalls on the mountains. You will experience the authentic and basic mountain life in the Romansh part of Switzerland and contribute with your work to the local community and environment. In the same time, we will talk about borders and walls between the cultures and how to overcome them. Have a look at http://bit.ly/39xNBfg (subtitles to the bottom right).
Type of Work: Around 5 days of the activity will be reserved for learning to work with the stones and building the wall by hand.
Study Theme: Together with our friends from Ireland, Northern Ireland, Israel and Palestine we will exchanges, discussions and presentations about the intercultural challenges and the – both visible and non- visible – borders between the cultures in the different cultures.
Accommodation: Our venue in Tschierv has 4 rooms of 6 beds each. There are toilets and showers for men and women as well as a kitchen and a dining room. The house is around 15 minutes from the next bus station away. The house has electricity but no WIFI. There is a kitchen team, but they will be supported every day by 4 participants (1 per country). Each day, another team will be responsible for the cooking and the cleaning.
Language: Local languages are Rumansch and Swiss German
Requirements: Average fitness-level
Notes: We will visit one day the famous UNSESCO town Müstair as well as the Umrail passage mountain.