Children´s Town (Görlitz/ Zgorcelec)
Description: The children’s town “nasze miasto - our city” was founded in the summer of 2004 in Görlitz. The children`s town is a holiday offer for children and youngsters from the age of 7 to 14. The children of the divided city Görlitz/Zgorcelec (Germany/Poland) will come closer together in these two weeks, because the offer will be in Polish and German. The project goals for the young people of Görlitz/Zgorcelec are to develop a deeper understanding for other people and a new interest in foreign cultures. Also their new social competences should be supported. For further information please visit www.nmus.de
Type of Work: Supporting the children in their “professions and services” (theatre, bakery, hospital, pub, beauty-shop etc.)
Study Theme: Communication in bi-national youth workplace as in the example of the children´s town “nasze miasto - our city”
Accommodation: Simple community accommodation
Requirements: Camp language is English, but knowledge in German or Polish is also necessary. Motivation letter is required.
Approximate Location: It is the easternmost town in germany, located on the Lusatian Neisse River in the Federal State of Saxony. It is opposite the Polish town of Zgorzelec.
Notes: In “our city” the young participants will adopt the roles of adults and sense civic participation. That means, they will decide what happens in their “City”. On a central place of Görlitz a city with huts and tents will be constructed, where the young citizens will live and work. When the children enter the city, they have to register in “Our City”, go to the labour office and work in a profession. No matter, whether they will work as fire fighters, bakers, policemen or nurses, the young citizens will get an impression about the real-world professions. The citizens will also earn money which they can spend in free time activities, services and other products which will be offered by other citizens.