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EGY-20-08 HUNGRÍA Hernádszentandrás KIDS,LANG 08/08/2020 16/08/2020

English Camp for underprivileged kids | EGY-20-08 | 2020-08-08 - 2020-08-16 | KIDS,LANG | Age: 16 - 60

InDaHouse Hungary works in one of the poorest and most disadvantaged regions in Hungary, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County. Our volunteers hold individual and group sessions for underprivileged children to help them with their studies and develop their abilities. Our goal is that the kids who take part in our programme become independent, liable adults who are able to control their own life. We have an Early Childhood Development Program for kids under 6, and we study individually with the older ones (from 6 to 18) to practice comprehension, mathematics and English. We also try to broaden their horizons with different activities e.g. hiking, dance lessons, video making courses, etc. In the near future we would like to open a charity shop and a café in the village. We have two old buildings for these purposes that need renovation. Working with volunteers from bigger cities and from abroad also help the local community to connect with different social groups and to be more open. https://indahousehungary.hu/

Work: The children we work with study English in school but they don’t use it in real life. They hardly ever meet people from abroad, they don’t watch films or read books in English. From September we would like to have 2 long term volunteers who will regularly teach them English and this camp will serve as a “warm up” for this project where they can experience how to communicate in English, learn and practice some basics of the language. The programme of the camp will also contain a lot of group and team building activities and games. The camp itself will take for 5 days, the kids will be there from 9 am to 5 pm every day. We expect about 50 children, with age between 7 and 16. They will be in groups of 10, each group lead by 2 volunteers. The volunteers will have to take part of the preparations before the camp and the execution of the programmes. Our national InDaHouse volunteers are responsible for planning the programmes in advance and supplying all the necessary materials and equipment, but if you have some ideas or good practice feel free to share them with us!

Accomodation and food: IDH Hungary has a Children and Volunteer Center which was built by Volunteers from donations of individuals and companies. The accommodation will be there in big rooms with 6-8 beds. You will need to bring your own sleeping bag and towels. The breakfast and dinner will be served in the Center. There is a bio garden in the village (BioSzentandrás) which will provide the lunch for the volunteers using their own bio products. Meals: Vegetarian, gluten and lactose free food will be available.

Location: Hernádszentandrás

Location and Leisure: Hernádszentandrás is located in a beautiful surrounding in the North East of Hungary, close to the Slovakian border. The nearest big Town is Miskolc, 40 kilometres away. The village has about 400 inhabitants. There is a small shop and a pub in Hernádszentandrás and there is a restaurant in the next village, Pere. On your free days you can visit Miskolc or Kosice, or the most famous Hungarian wine region, Tokaj. If you like nature you can hike up to the ruins of Regéc castle, Boldogkővárlja castle or to Zemplén-mountains which has one of the wildest forests in Hungary, with many natural sights.

Train/Bus station: Trains depart once in every hour from Budapest Keleti station to Miskolc. From Miskols there will be an organized pick-up to the location of the camp. You can check the timetable here: https://www.mavcsoport.hu/en

Requirements:

Language: eng

Extra Fee: 20 EUR