Adventures on swedish realms
Within the partnership between Borlange and Chişinău municipalities,young counselors were invited to the “Peace&Love” music festival,which was organized in Borlange from 26th of June to the 1st of July.
Aura-Alina Axenti,Ion Jalbă and Felicia Russu were the representatives of Local Youth and Children Council (LYCC) in the visit to Sweden.They had a dynamic and productive week,being involved in volunteering,discussions with local authorities,excursions in the region and interaction with Borlange interaction with Borlange Youth Council.Through the main addressed subjects were bilateral projects and swedish-moldovan relations,their manner of development,and also the possibilities of a new program of activity,which will most probably begin in the spring of the 2013 year.
But,besides the official part,counselors fully took advantage from the Swedish places of interest and music festival.Or “Peace&Love” is well-known especially for the contained conception(“A healthy mind in a healthy body”),promotion of volunteering,involvement in NGO-s and other organizations and through the variety of artists who participate in the respectively cultural event.So,in 2012 there evolved Roxette, Regina Spector, Rihanna, Skrillex,Veronica Maggio and others.
“After a year which was full of activities,it was a great start of summer.We have the opportunity both to travel,to discover the Swedish culture and its quiddity and to honor the name of young councelors through the interaction with the members of Borlange Youth Council.It was amazing to find out how many things we have in common,because in fact we all contribute to the development of the society/community of which part we are.At the first sight,it seems to be a disadvantage that we live in a more problematic environment,but,with all these,namely through the medium of the problems,we succeed in finding more efficient solutions and developing both the country and the citizens ability to thrive and evolve in relatively unfriendly conditions.As a conclusion,I want to say that we have much to learn from Swedish colleagues,and also that they have to try to take our practices and concepts”(Axenti Aura-Alina)
Common values,different countries
Intercultural project starts with the realization of the Nationality Festival called ,,Winter Holidays – holidays that unites us” and the Scientific Conference at the topic ,,School impact on the education of the intercultural spirit of the teenagers”, where romanian, ukranian, russian, polish, gagauzian, lituanian and german pupils are involved. Main goal of the project is to unite students from different ethnic backgrounds throw wave of Art and educational programmes, the language of project is mainly music, poetry, plastic art and traditional dishes of every ehtnic group.
Community projects are focused on volunteering action. In 2009/2010 academic year following 3 areas was covered:
*Charity activities at: Nr. 3 orphanage in Chisinau, Oncological Hospital (children section), orphanage for children with disabilities ,,Orfeu’’, Republican Asylum for Old people and people with disabilities. Visits at this institutions was accompanied by small artistic programmes, to share good mood for this people in need.
*Ecological action was focused on project “Green city – healthy people” when groups of children from different high schools (276 students were involved) cleaned parks, green zones and plant trees in 5 places in Chisinau, according to the district were their school is located.
*Trainings, simulations of European parliament, simulation of local Chisinau council, debates on various topic, roundtables.
*Editing Local Youth and Children Council Newspaper and spreading it in high schools in Chisinau, at city hall, departement of education, youth and sport of Chisinau and posting at Local Youth and Children blog, both (newspaper and blog), give us opportunity to spread echo of our activities in our community and posibility to collect feedback to improve our further actions
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