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CBB02 BÉLGICA MarcheenFamenne... MANU 07/08/2023 21/08/2023

Grimm | CBB02 | 2023-08-07 - 2023-08-21 | MANU | Age: 18 - 99

The Marche-en-Famenne workcamp is the outcome of the collaboration between municipal authorities and a local non-profit organization. More than fifteen years ago, the mayor and deputies wanted to develop international contacts for the local youth. GRIMM association was just beginning to work on the protection of the local life framework and promoting models of sustainable development. Their members had a full load of ideas but were short of hands to realize them. Thus, they came to the idea of involving volunteers from all over the world. Since then, the municipality makes its buildings available every summer and welcomes foreign youngsters. GRIMM members organize the work. With the help from the volunteers, they are eventually able to realize the projects they dreamt about. Their actions are based on the following philosophy: Nature belongs to everyone. And if each of us may enjoy it, it has to be protected. They organize workcamps for more than 15 years!!! Your help will ensure the renovation and improvement of the rural landscape of Marche-en-Famenne (UN SDG 11 Sustainable cities and communities, UN SDG 15 Life on land). Their website: www.legrimm.be

Work: Assisted by local technical leaders, the volunteer group will restore an old walking path in the forest by cleaning, building footbridges to step over streams of water and building benches and a covered rest area. If you work fast, several other manual tasks are foreseen: repairing fences, repairing the roof on an old chapel, repairing stone walls and taking care of construction realized during previous workcamps. If you like working with wood, screws and tools this is your workcamp! BEWARE: This workcamp is based on manual and outdoor tasks which might be sometimes hard.

Accomodation and food: Accommodation can be compared to a boarding school (Saint François complex): a corridor with double bedrooms; toilets and showers are at the same floor. No smoking inside. A big common space is also available for indoor activities. Self-catering. Bring your recipes to enjoy ‘kitchen life’! The working place is not the same as the accommodation place so volunteers will leave the town every day. Sleeping in town, working in the countryside.

Location: MarcheenFamenne

Location and Leisure: Marche-en-Famenne is a city in the countryside and it is also CBB town! You can find everything there: schools, supermarkets, industries… But still, it is surrounded by woods, fields and small villages where the life rhythm remains rural. Liège, Namur, Brussels and Luxembourg can be easily reached by train in about one hour. For more information see: www.marche.be

Airport: BRU

Train/Bus station: Marche-en-Famenne

Take a train from Bruxelles Nord to Marloie. And then another train from Marloie to Marche-en-Famenne.

Language: eng

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