Work camp in Tyczyn

>> marți, 31 ianuarie 2012

In the last two weeks I happened to be involved in so many events and activities, a fact that gave me the possibility to get to know new people, to experience new sensations and adventures, to learn more about the Polish culture and way of living (concerning the rural area) and to escape for some time from my daily routine. 

I and the other three volunteers had participated at a work camp being hosted in a cozy dormitory close to the ZMW office (the NGO who organized this work camp being coordinated by Tomasz Chlebek) in the centre of Tyczyn – a small town situated in the subcarpathian region in the south of Poland. It was amazing how we were welcomed when we arrived; everyone seemed to be happy for our presence there. All the local volunteers were eager to exchange ideas with us and make us feel very comfortable in their little “Kingdom”. Together we discovered the night life in the region; we went skiing and passed our free time in a very interesting way (they didn’t let us get bored even for a second).      
During the work camp we had to visit more institutions in order to analyze their preparation to receive long term volunteers; also to speak about our EVS projects and countries (Moldova, Belgium, Austria and Serbia). So, during the week we stopped for some hours at the primary school in Borek Stary, Kielnarowa, Matysówka, Hermanowa, Tyczyn, at the regional house for disabled people, at the Middle High School in Tyczyn and we had a meeting with some volunteers from Chmielnik. In every one of these schools the hosts were very hospitable, the students were friendly and open to our visit (in some schools we had to give autographs, like the most famous stars:P). At the end of the project we had a meeting with the Mayor of the Tyczyn and he gave us some souvenirs regarding the region we visited.

It was not that easy to wake up every morning around 7.00 to be ready for the departure at 8.00… but this effort was recompensed everyday due to the nice moments lived during the day.

In conclusion, my experience gained at this work camp gave me a lot of positive energy and the forces needed to continue my work back to Warsaw. I would repeat this practice again, again and againJ.

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Many thanks Phillippe for your support.


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