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LUNAR TEEN 11 ITALIA AirunoLecco... ENVI,MANU 20/07/2023 30/07/2023

“Together in the forest II” | LUNAR TEEN 11 | 2023-07-20 - 2023-07-30 | ENVI,MANU | Age: 14 - 17

The workcamp is organized by Liberi Sogni, a small non-profit organization that organizes, since 2006, social, cultural and environmental projects in the districts of Lecco, Bergamo and Monza e Brianza, in the region Lombardy. Liberi Sogni always considered the intercultural topic very important. Many people that work in the cooperative experimented directly with how important it is to promote solidarity and attention towards cultures, especially among young people. By joining this workcamp you will contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals: LifeOnLand-SDG15 and ClimateAction-SDG13. Since the year 2021 a new project has begun, Liberi Sogni bought a rural structure in the hill called Brianza Mountain (400 mt above sea level) named “Cascina Rapello”. This is an inclusive place where everyone can take action, schools, organized groups, families, children and everyone can take part in this new adventure. The main aims of the project are environmental education, sustainability of the food chain and awareness through the active engagement of young people in an international and natural environment. Through the experience in the woods and the social farm, we would like to achieve personal development, increase active citizenship in society, improve language competences, raise participants awareness and understanding of other cultures and countries.

Work: Volunteers will be based in Cascina Rapello, living the international experience of working in a rural social farm, growing the vegetable garden and other cultivations, taking care of the structures as well as taking care of our 4 donkeys. Volunteers will also support work in the woods: building structures (tables, games etc.) with the materials found in site and supporting and creating artistic and social activities. Cooking to prepare lunch with the organic food from the cultivations

Accomodation and food: Volunteers will be hosted in Cascina Rapello sited in Aizurro (LC). Volunteers will sleep in tents of 4 people. The tents will be provided, but the volunteers will have to bring their camping mattress and sleeping bag. The tents will be divided into girls and boys tents. Participants must carry their belongings in a backpack, as they will arrive at camp on foot. Electricity and hot water will be provided by photovoltaic and solar panels. The toilet is 2 compost toilets, made of wood. There are also homemade showers open air with tendons for privacy. Because of the summer dryness of the last few years, volunteers will be invited to not waste water. The food will be prepared by the volunteers, who will eat together in a big tent or open air. Most of the food will come from local farms. Drinking water will be taken from the local fountain. There won’t be an internet connection and the use of electricity will be very few since we use photovoltaic panels. Participants can bring typical food of their countries to share but alcohol is not allowed in the camp.

Location: AirunoLecco

Location and Leisure: Aizurro is a very little village with around 180 inhabitants. The closest place with facilities like small shops, train stations or other services is the village of Airuno (3,3 km far from Cascina Rapello). During the camp participants will stay all together in Cascina where Liberi Sogni will provide all the necessary to live. It could be organized a trip downstream to explore the area with a bath in the lake or rivers. In the afternoon volunteers will take part in special workshops in land art, and visit local small farms. During the day there is some time for games and activities (for example tree-climbing, excursions, land art). Some evenings will be organized with "cultural nights , where one or more countries organize a dinner with the typical food and games and /or workshops to show their own culture. The rest of the evenings there will be moments at the fireplace, free evenings or some games in the darkness.

Airport: LIN

Train/Bus station: The closest is Orio al Serio (BGY) but also Milan (LIN or MXP) could be fine

Requirements: The project will involve 10-15 local volunteers who will work in cooperation with international volunteers. EXTRA FEE: of 250€

Language: eng

Extra Fee: 250 EUR