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JOURNALISM and PHOTOGRAPHING ON THE MOVE | WF311 | 2020-08-22 - 2020-08-31 | ENVI,STUD,ART | Age: 18 - 70
This camp takes place in five different places in Iceland. Reykjavik the capital, Brú Sustainable center in the West, Stodvarfjordur in the East and Raufarhöfn in the North of Iceland, so the participants will get the opportunity to go around during the camp. Brú - Worldwide Friends Iceland is opening in May a centre of environment and sustainability near to the crossroads to the West, South and North of Iceland. The centre called BRÚ is in the area of Hrutafjordur which is a 36 km long fjord in Hunathing vestra. In the neighbourhood you can find a lot of pure and unspoiled nature, beaches full of driftwood, Snæfellsnes peninsula, glaciers in the highlands, waterfalls, strong rivers, canyons and craters. The purpose of the centre is to protect the nature in the area and to raise the awareness of sustainability among the locals and the visitors which are coming to the area. The house is more than 1.000 m² and has 16 double rooms, two kitchens, several bathrooms and common areas, rooms for workshops and galleries. It has its own generator to produce electricity for heating and daily use. Stodvarfjordur: Scoured by Ice Age glaciers, the dramatic east coast boasts long, narrow fjords with steep sides and jagged peaks which contrast with inland fertile farmlands. Natural harbours depict postcard-like fishing villages and seemingly never-ending roads cross the region, providing beautiful views. “Fjarðabyggð" is an association of villages in the Eastern fjords of Iceland. It includes the towns of Eskifjörður, Fáskrúðsfjörður, Mjóifjörður, Neskaupstaður, Reyðarfjörður, Breiðdalsvík and Stöðvarfjörður, all tiny fishing villages with steep mountains towering just behind the houses. In this area you will see some of the features that make Iceland a unique place in the world: spectacular fjords with a rich sea life, a great variety of birdlife and countless breath-taking hiking paths. You will explore the area during your stay in the east. Raufarhofn: The village of Raufarhöfn is the community that lies farthest north in Iceland. It is located in the eastern part of Melrakkasletta close to the Arctic Circle. The population of Raufarhöfn is about 200 and most of the people there earn their living from fishing and fish processing. The harbor is very beautiful and partly shaped by nature itself. A wide and untouched open area surrounds the village with a lot of birds and varied vegetation. In summer one will observe wild migratory birds within the village being a part of the village life with the villagers most often waking up in the morning to the songs of birds. The coastline with its inlets and creeks is filled with driftwood and reaches out into the Arctic Sea. Away and on the surface of the sea various sea-birds will be spotted and an occasional seal. On the beach waders strut and inland on the grassy moorlands there are dozens of lakes filled with trout. In the vicinity many species of ducks, waders and species that favor heaths and moorlands may be observed.
Work: Every year WF Iceland hosts hundreds of international volunteers participating in projects all around the island. WF Iceland publishes a magazine called UNA, where people can read about the life of the organisation https://wf.is/category/extras/ In the beginning of the project, volunteers will receive an introduction about the tasks - afterwards we will choose a topic for the magazine. This is a great opportunity to get to know Reykjavik and the area around it in a different way. The group will take photos, create videos and conduct interviews with volunteers, local hosts and people living in the area. The outcome will be published in the UNA WF magazine. The volunteers will also document the work of the association in all camps running throughout the same period with a photo-reportage and they will publish it on WF social media such as Facebook and Instagram. At the end of the project, we will prepare the final version of the magazine with the WF editor located in Reykjavik and publish it online. We will give a special focus on global warming during the camp and most of the articles in the newsletter should be about that topic. The issue of global warming is well known all over the world. The humanity must act in a more environmentally friendly way. The main goal of this project is to improve the environmental education and consciousness of the projects’ participants. Within the project we will learn and write about green energy, sustainable householding, waste treatment, nutrition, the effects of consumption and lots more. If you want to change something, develop solutions or inspire others, you must understand the issues and tasks first. Take part in this promising project and spring into action against climate change! Please notice that there are two camps with five participants each starting at the same dates. The two camps will spend one day together in Reykjavik in the beginning of the project and one day in the middle of the project. They will have the same tasks but the route during the project is the opposite.
Accomodation and food: Worldwide Friends volunteers will be staying in the houses of Worldwide Friends in different parts of the island. Volunteers need to bring their own sleeping bags and towels, but beds/mattresses and bed sheets are provided. Wireless internet access is provided free of charge.Food is included for the duration of the workcamp; however, everyone is expected to do their fair share of the cooking and cleaning. Since it is always nice to try new and different dishes, volunteers are encouraged to bring along their favourite recipes (and spices) from home
Location and Leisure: We will also focus on intercultural learning and exchange. Every evening, volunteers from different countries will present their country of origin and culture in an informal way. It can be a presentation, a game, theatre i the form of introduction is up to you Therefore, we encourage you to bring along some food, photos or anything interesting related to your country for a fun and informative evening amongst other volunteers. This workcamp gives you the opportunity to spend an amazing time in Iceland with other international volunteers and to have an incredible experience where participants share their knowledge with each other while exploring creativity, environmental issues and intercultural learning.
Train/Bus station: Keflavik
Requirements: Good level of English is required. There are no other requirements but some volunteers with good computer skills, who are interested in journalism and/or photography, are needed for this camp. You should bring your camera and/or your laptop with you.
Extra Fee: 500 EUR
This place will take place in different areas of Iceland
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