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SDA106 REPÚBLICA CHECA - Manual Work Children Environmental 15/08/2022 04/09/2022

Czech Republic: Mingle with the locals in Dysina(SDA106)

DATES

15/08/2022   -   04/09/2022

TAGS

Manual Work

Children

Environmental

AGE

18 - 99

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

English

VEGETARIAN FOOD

Yes

NEAREST AIRPORT

Praha (Prague) (PRG)

 

NEAREST BUS/TRAIN STATION

The train station "Dýšina-Horomyslice"

Work

The work will be mainly manual and outdoors. You will do different gardening works (cutting bushes and grass, raking, landscaping etc.) and some other renovation and maintenance tasks around the local kindergarten and primary school. The new school year will start at the beginning of September, so you will have a chance to meet local children and prepare a presentation about your country and culture. Bring something special from home which could be suitable for such an activity (games, music, pictures, etc.). Furthermore, you will assist with the preparation and organization of a public cultural event (beer festival).

Accomodation and food

All the volunteers will sleep together in the local community centre on provided mattresses in their own sleeping bags. There is a common room with a kitchenette and another room for sleeping and a bathroom. You can also use a laundry room. Wifi is available. Showers will be available in the football club about 10 mins walk from the accommodation. Breakfast and lunch will be provided in the local school canteen. Dinners and all the meals during the weekend will be prepared by the group from provided ingredients. A vegetarian and vegan diet is possible.

Location and leisure

Dysina is located about 10 km from Pilsen and it borders the Rokycany area. There is a primary school and a kindergarten, a general practitioner, a pharmacy, a football pitch, a swimming pool, a post office, a shop, a restaurant and Golf Park (Greensgate). Around 1900 inhabitants live in the village surrounded by a stunning landscape. There is a church dedicated to The Holiest Trinity of Simon and Judah built in 1328 (mass is held on Sundays). In 1995 the city centre of the town was declared a historical landmark and some decisions of the Second World War were taken here.

Excursion to Pilsen (visit the famous brewery, cultural and historical monuments, museums, etc), visit the spa towns in the west of the country, trips to the surrounding countryside, swimming in a natural swimming pool, doing sports in the sports ground near the accommodation, playing board games, etc.

Project hosted by

This project is organized in cooperation with the municipality of Dysina located in northwestern Bohemia, near Pilsen. The first mention of the village dates back around 1242 during the reign of the Premyslids. The village has an industrial history and till nowadays, there is a strong connection to the U.S. General Patton who freed the Western part of Czechoslovakia at the end of WWII with his troops. There are several active voluntary, social and sports associations in the village. This workcamp aims to help with the maintenance of the green areas and other public places in the village, to organize a traditional beer festival and to prepare local primary school and kindergarten for the beginning of the new school year and prepare public cultural events in the village. At this workcamp, you will actively contribute to the achievement of UN SDG11 Sustainable Cities.

Directions to meeting point

Pratelství 281, 330 02 Dysina (local library) between 2 PM and 5 PM. The best way to get to Dýšina from Prague is to take a train to Plzeň and then change to the local bus or train (the last connection from Plzeň to Dýšina is at 22:40). It takes around two hours to get to the meeting point from Prague. The exact info will be provided in the infosheet.

Additional comments

Bring suitable clothes, shoes for work and a sleeping bag. Bring your favourite recipes or any special ingredients you might need to share your national dishes with others. Do not forget to bring traditional objects/clothes/pictures/games you might need from your home country to present your own culture.

We are looking for responsible and passionate volunteers who are interested in working outside and eager to get to know what life in a small Czech village looks like.

Requirements

Due to limited outgoing resources of INEX-SDA, we kindly ask participants to contribute 10 EUR towards the costs of general incoming administration of our workcamps. The fee will be collected upon arrival. Please note that this fee does not directly contribute to the workcamp budgets.

EXTRA FEE: 10 EUR