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Youth Work / Dumánci

Youth work

Our non-profit organization works with young people since its very beginning in 2008 - long before it got its name and was officially created. The common features of the first events were activities in nature, a lot of outside and board games, singing with guitars, but also preparing food for everybody and cleaning the cottage. The goal was to lead children to realize that they can have fun without computers and alcohol – and even while working.

Since 2008 up to the present day our organization works with children in the form of weekend activities. They are mostly events at a cottage, but we have also organized a number of trips by train.

To keep improving our youth work, some of our members participate in international training courses within the Erasmus+ programme. In 2015 we managed to organize such a course in the Czech Republic focusing on the latest trends in the area of non-formal learning. In 2016 we held a similar one focusing on intercultural learning and we also took part in a youth exchange in High Tatras.

For May 2017 we are planning a youth exchange in Prague focusing on audiovisual technologies and the way to use them. The participants will learn how to make and cut videos and they will make their own short movie. We are also preparing projects for summer, but we need to wait if the Czech NA approves them.

 

We are currently looking for participants for these projects:

 

BREADucation (3. - 11. 5. 2019, Italy)

The training course "BREADucation" will take place from 3rd to 11th May in the Italian town of Tramonti and it will gather 20 youth workers from 9 different European countries. The central motif of the project will be pastry. It may sound a bit odd, but the trainers are going to use it to promote various topics - a healthy diet as well as entrepreneurial possibilities in the field of food production (there is also an excursion coming up). During the project, the participants are going to learn to bake their own bread and also discover traditional pastries in different countries. At the end of the project, they will think about ways to teach young people the knowledge and skills they gained during the course and they will create concrete educational activities to do so. There will also be space for making new international contacts for future cooperation and discovering the Italian culture as well as beautiful countryside.

If you are interested in joining the project, please contact us at: lukas.dumsky@centrum.cz

You can learn more about the project in the infopack:

 

Escape Game for YOUR Rights (6. - 15. 5. 2019, Riga)

The training course "Escape Game for YOUR Rights", which will take place in May 2019 in Riga, will be attended by 21 youth workers. The aim of the project is to raise their awareness about human rights, to learn together how to promote the topic of amongst young people. The participants will also create new tools and methods that will teach youngsters about human rights in an innovative way. Moreover, the participants will gain new contacts in youth organizations abroad and find out about ways to carry out youth work on international level.

If you are interested in joining the project, please contact us at: lukas.dumsky@centrum.cz

You can learn more information in the infopack:

 

Summer Camp Adventure (29. 6. - 14. 7. 2019, Czech Republic)

The youth exchange Summer Camp Adventure, which will take place in July 2019, will bring together young people from the Czech Republic, Spain, Poland and Slovakia. The participants of the project will gain a wonderful experience of spending two weeks surrounded by nature on a beautiful campsite on a bank of the river Lužnice in South Bohemia. Simultaneously with the project, there will be also a summer camp for children running at the campsite and the participants will become camp leaders for them - they will learn what it is like to take care of children, prepare games and activities for them, but also to cook and keep the campsite clean. They will learn about other cultures and at the same time share their own culture with the other participants as well as the children. We are definitely looking forward to having a story of the camp, which will be in the background for the whole time and will make our days at the camp more interesting.

If you are interested in joining the project, contact us at: lukas.dumsky@centrum.cz.

You can find more information in the infopack:

 

H.E.L.L.O. – High-Tatra Emotional Laboratory for Learning Outdoors (11th - 21st July 2019)

This training course for youth workers is organized by a Slovakian scout's group and it connects in an interesting way two topics - emotional intelligence and learning outdoors. The aim of the project is to teach the participants about emotional intelligence (EQ) and to explore tools for addressing this topic with young people. Learning outdoors provides a lot of possibilities for learning emotional competences and it is a great space for EQ tools - from various games to challenging expeditions. The training will be attended by 24 youth workers from various European countries and it will take place in the beautiful countryside of Slovakian High Tatras. The programme includes also a two-day hike, which is certainly something to look forward to.

If you are interested in joining the project, please contact us at: lukas.dumsky@centrum.cz.

You can find more information in the infopack:

 

Dance It Out (12. - 19. 7. 2019, Slovakia)

The youth exchange "Dance It Out", that will take place in July 2019 in Slovakia aims to promote healthy lifestyle amongst the participants and there are going to be many various activities and methods in order to fulfil this goal. During the project, the participants will learn the basics of Zumba well enough to be able to practice it later and use it to keep healthy and fit. The programme includes also learning about nutrition and preparation of healthy snacks. Other activities are for example role-play, storytelling and there will for sure be many occasions to meet and interact with the local people and explore the city of Košice - the programme will for sure be very diverse. In the end, the participants will think about how to promote healthy lifestyle in their communities and create concrete plans. The project will gather young people from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Lithuania, Turkey, Spain and Croatia, so there will for sure be a lot of space for exploring different cultures.

If you are interested in joining the project, please contact us at: lukas.dumsky@centrum.cz

You can learn more about the project in the infopack:

 

Finger-travelling (24. 7. - 5. 8. 2019, Czech Republic)

Finger-travelling is a youth exchange that will take place during the summer holidays at our beautiful campsite next to the river Lužnice. It will bring together 26 young people from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Spain, Poland and Turkey. The topic of the project is getting to know the cultures that the participants come from. We will spend 5 days "travelling" around the world - each national team will have a whole day for themselves in which they will try to show the others as much as possible about the life in their countries. But we will learn much more by using various games and activities and at the end of the project, we will try to share what we learned also with others (the local people).  During the exchange, we will for sure organize a trip to some interesting location that we will choose together with the participants and there will definitely be also time to visit the nearby town of Tábor.

If you are interested in joining the project, please contact us at:  lukas.dumsky@centrum.cz

You can find more information in the infopack:

 

Nature and Primitive Technology (end of August 2019, Spain)

The youth exchange "Nature and Primitive Technology" will take place at the end of August in beautiful Spanish mountains near to the town of León, which is full of historical sights. There will be young people from the Czech Republic, Spain, Greece, Croatia, Finland and Italy. The aim of the project is to experience living in the countryside away from civilization and technology. We also often don't realize, how much easier technology is making our lives, so during the project, we want to try to take care of ourselves on our own - to cook a meal, create simple tools, etc. This will definitely lead us to discuss topics such as leadership or sustainability, we will also enjoy many teambuilding activities, interesting workshops and games and get to know new friends from various countries.

If you are interested in joining the project, please contact us at:  lukas.dumsky@centrum.cz

You can find more information about the project on its web page or in the infopack:

 

Stay Together in Solidarity (October 2019, Albania and December 2019, Italy)

The project is going to consist of 2 parts:

A 5 days travelling study trip in the 3rd week of October in Albania. The study trip aims to present and learn from the best experiences of ECS sending/hosting organizations from Albania and who are working with disadvantaged groups. During the study trip, we visit experience ECS organizations who are located in Tirana, Shkodra and Fieri. Each partner can send 2 participants to the study visit and send 1 person to the CMS.

A 5 days contact making seminar (CMS) in the Naples region (Italy) in the first week of December. The CMS offers open space to share best practices and new idea and methods in the field of sending/hosting of ECS and youth work. The CMS aims to build strong partnerships and cooperation, to promote developing of different Erasmus+ projects among youth organizations. We aim further to promote and encourage young people to participate as ECS, especially those from EU countries to the Balkan countries and the other way around.

If you are interested in joining the project, please contact us at:  lukas.dumsky@centrum.cz

Infopack is coming soon.

 

Digital Youth (May/June 2020, Armenia)

We have organized a Digital Youth project two times already in Turkey, this time we decided to move the boarders of our intercultural exploration even a bit further and to visit Armenia. The country is changing, but the idea of the project stays the same. There are two kinds of aims - the first one is to promote intercultural dialogue and tolerance by using various activities and games. The second one is to teach the participants to use audiovisual technology (camera, computer softwares). In the second half of the project, these two aims connect and the participants get the task to create a short movie with a message about intercultural tolerance and fighting against discrimination. This way, they gain not only the experience connected to creating a movie (preparation, shooting, editing, acting), but they also learn to work in a team under time pressure and plan their work on their own.

If you are interested in joining the project, please contact us at:  lukas.dumsky@centrum.cz

Infopack is coming soon.

 

So far we have organized these projects:

2015 - Magic of Non-Formal Learning

2016 - Multipliers of ICL and ICD

2017 - Get Your Own Picture

2017 - Summer Camp Adventure

2017 - Feeling Outdoor

2017 - Digital Youth (Turkey)

2017 - Eco Possibilities for Entrepreneurship

2018 - Games for Change

2018 - Summer Camp Adventure

2018 - Youth Play

2018 - Digital Youth

2019 - Respect for Diversity - Everybody's Business (Lebanon)

 

And sent participants to these project abroad:

2016 - Eco-Entrepreneur (High Tatras)

2017 - Gender Awareness to be Aware (Estonia)

2017 - Multipliers of Non-formal and Intercultural Communication (Turkey)

2017 - Creative Entreprise (Italy)

2017 - 2019 - The Long Way to Europe (Romania, Poland, Italy, Cyprus)

2018 - Through Outdoor Experiential Learning to the Best of You(th)

2018 - EMpathY: Emotional Management, The Path for Youth - TC (Romania)

2018 - Green Youth Media (Turkey)

2018 - EMpathY: Emotional Management, The Path for Youth - YE (Romania)

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