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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.

The year 2017 was a huge step forward in our international activities, since we managed to organize 5 projects - youth exchanges as well as training courses. Around 150 young people from 11 different countries took part in these projects. The most successful one was probably the project Get Your Own Picture, which brought 50 young filmmakers to Prague, where they shoot short movies together. In the same year, we also organized our first project abroad - it was a trainig course focusing on shooting short movies in the beautiful village of Patara in Turkey.

Our other main focus is the project Summer Camp Adventure, which brings youth from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Spain to our campsite on the bank of river Lužnice in summer during our summer camp for children. The young people are given the chance to experience what it takes to be a camp leader, prepare activities for children, play with them and take care of them. This year, we are organizing already the 4th international summer camp.

Our biggest success and adventure so far was a training course in Lebanon, which we organized in February 2019 in cooperation with Amel Association, which is a lebanese NGO providing help to refugees, and an experienced trainer Ieva Grundsteine. During the 8 days in Beirut, we visited a refugee camp and a refugee educational and social centre. We heard personal stories of the refugees and learned how the Amel Association helps them in their difficult situation.

In 2020, we had to deal with the pandemic and postpone some of our activities, but we managed to organize three projects: one training course for youth workers in March and two youth exchanges in summer at our campsite by the river Lužnice.

Each year, we are sending young people also to projects organized by our partner organizations. We publish information about all the upcoming projects at this page. If you are interested in taking part in any of the projects, don't hesitate and contact us at the email address lukas.dumsky@centrum.cz.

The international projects, that we offer, are organized under the Erasmus+ programme, which is financed by the European Commission.

Therefore, we cooperate with "Dům zahraniční spolupráce", which is the Czech national agency for Erasmus+ and other educational programmes financed by the EU.

 

 

We are currently looking for participants for these projects:

 

Digital Youth

Training course for youth workers

Dates: 14. - 24. 5. 2021

Venue: Yerevan, Armenia

Countries involved: Czech Republic, Armenia, Poland, Italy, Greece, Slovakia, Georgia

Content of the project:

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

You can find more information in the infopack:

 

Be the leader!

Training course for youth workers

Dates: 1. - 10. 7. 2021

Venue: Slavňovice, Czech Republic

Countries involved: Czech Republic, Spain, Turkey, Italy, Slovakia, Latvia, Romania, Croatia

Content of the project:

Because we already have years of experience with connecting our summer camps with international projects, this year, we decided to bring this concept to a higher level. Instead of the traditional youth exchange, we are going to organize a training course for youth workers. The target group of the course are young people that are starting working with children - especially those, who would like to organize their own summer camps or similar activities in nature. During the training course, the participants will get to know the methods of non-formal education and they will experience concrete activities that they can use in their youth work. The project will focus a lot on the practical skills - since there will be a summer camp happening at the same time, the participants will have the unique opportunity to work directly with the children and to try preparing activities for them.

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

You can find more information in the infopack:

 

 

Summer Camp Challenge

Youth exchange

Dates: 10. - 17. 7. 2021 and 16. - 28. 8. 2022

Venue: Slavňovice, Czech Republic and Turkey

Countries involved: Czech Republic, Turkey, Slovakia

Content of the project:

This project is a cooperation between the involved Czech, Slovak and Turkish youth organizations, in which we want to exchange our experience and gain new ideas by organizing a summer camp together. The project consists of two youth exchanges – one in summer 2021 in the Czech Republic and the second in summer 2022 in Turkey. The aim of the first exchange is to plan the summer camp in Turkey, prepare the programme and teach the leaders to carry out activities on their own, so that the summer camp in Turkey can go as smooth as possible. We are looking for participants, that will be able to take part in both of the youth exchanges.

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

You can read more information in the infopack:

 

 

 

Finger-travelling

Youth exchange

Dates: 23. 8. - 4. 9. 2021

Venue: Slavňovice, Czech Republic

Countries involved: Czech Republic, Turkey, Greece, Romania

Content of the project:

It is becoming more and more important to learn to work in an intercultural team. The main aim of the project is to help young people to understand the cultural realities of other countries. We will be “finger-travelling” around Europe and we will “visit” 4 countries (since 4 countries are involved in the project). There will be one day dedicated to each country – the national team from this country will lead the programme and teach the others about their culture, history, traditions, etc. We will finish each day by cooking a typical dish for dinner. This way, the participants will learn about other cultures as well as develop their leadership skills. Besides that, we will organize debates and games in order to dive deeper into the intercultural dialogue. We will have plenty of time to enjoy our beautiful campsite – we can go canoeing, swim in the river, play games in the forest, etc. We will also organize a trip to Prague and the nearby town 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:

 

GENERATIONS: Intergenerational Dialogue in Rural Tourism

Youth exchange

Dates: POSTPONED, autumn 2021

Venue: Cehetel, Rumunsko

Countries involved: Czech Republic, Romania, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece

Content of the project:

The topic of the project is intergenerational dialogue - the participants are going to meet the people living in the village of all age cathegories, learn about their life in the countryside, its advantages and disadvantages. They are going to find out what kind of problems the people are facing and together with them look for solutions. Another goal of the exchange is to learn about "rural tourism" and it's practices in European countries. The programm doesn't forget about team-building activities, learning about other cultures and rural traditions in various countries.

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

You can read more information in the infopack. The infopack still includes the former dates of the project, but all the other information remain the same.

 

 

 

Digital Youth

Training course for youth workers

Dates: autumn 2021

Venue: Turkey

Countries involved: Czech Republic, Serbia, Slovakia, Turkey, Romania, Poland

Content of the project:

We have organized a Digital Youth project two times already in Turkey, next year we are going to organize one in Armenia in spring and then in autumn get back to Turkey again. The project has 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.

 

Young TREEtment for Climate

Youth exchange

Dates: POSTPONED

Venue: High Tatras, Slovakia

Countries involved: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Finland, Poland, Portugal, Greece, Latvia, North Macedonia

Content of the project:

The objectives of our project Young TREEtment for climate is to share ideas of the participants about the issue of forest protection, their importance, the effects of protecting green areas in the cities and nature everywhere and the benefits of sustainable lifestyle. Participants want to become environmentally conscious and active in the area of nature protection. We will use various modern and innovative methods to educate project participants – provide theory but also let them work on exercises individually or in groups, analyse problems, create problemsolution schemes, perform planning exercises. In the workshops, activities they will apply their knowledge on the concrete real-life examples and situations. We will also use the method - learning by doing – activism – planting trees accompanied by forest cleaning. There will for sure be a lot of teambuilding and opportunities to get to know each other and make new friends.

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

You can read more information in the infopack. The infopack still includes the former dates of the project, but all the other information remain the same.

 

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)

2019 - Summer Camp Adventure

2019 - Finger-travelling

2020 - Beginner's Guide to Youth Work

2020 - Summer Camp Adventure

2020 - Nature and Primitive Technology

 

And we have 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)

2019 - Critical Thinking Youth FORCE (Latvia)

2019 - IVOTEU19 (Slovakia)

2019 - Improve Leadership Skills throught Storytelling

2019 - Nature and Primitive Technology (Spain)

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