‘’ProSana’’ youth exchange brought together amazing people from 5 different countries - Estonia, Romania, Spain, Croatia and Lithuania. The project took place in a village called Poiana Negrii which was located close to the mountain resort of Vatra Dornei, Romania. The exchange lasted for 9 days 21.03 - 31.03.
The project was designed to raise awareness about healthy and unhealthy lifestyles among the 40 participants at the project.
ProSana offered space for young people to share their knowledge, ideas and points of view related to what a healthy lifestyle is and how they can recognize healthy and unhealthy habits in their daily routine. All activities carried out during the youth exchange were non-formal and done by participants themselves.
During the project we had all sort of cool activities starting with intercultural nights where participants introduced their traditions and local foods. We also went hiking and conquered the Giumalau peak (1857m). Although there was a major snow storm on top of the mountain, we were still really optimistic and positive about the trip. We also made short films about healthy and unhealthy lifestyles and later on we had an Oscar’s gala.
These 9 days were really fun and also were educational. It was really nice that we had a close group and everyone took part of the events and shared their point of view. ProSana youth exchange was really on of a kind and I couldn’t be happier that I took part of this youth exchange.
Summary was made by Helena Mäeorg.
Read more about the project HERE.
The international youth exchange “Keep It Green! Vol. 2” took place in Poronin, Poland from the 12th to the 20th of March. During the week the participants exchanged ideas on ecology using different methods like group Powerpoint presentations, drawing and presenting posters, but also casually talking during free time, ice-breaking activities or shared meals. They presented the problems and solutions of their countries, giving each other a new perspective on their situations and the steps we should take to help nature back home.
The participants were very active and the organizing was very skillful. Everybody respected the set times for group activities and fulfilled the tasks they were given. Besides being very eye opening from the ecological aspects of different countries, the exchange helped create a free and joyful dialogue between different cultures, to understand each other better and dispel negative stereotypes. In the end everybody had no doubt that youth around the world is the same in their core principles – we all want to learn, have fun, make new friends, see the world and help protect nature.
The youth exchange wasn’t all work and no play – the program was diverse and gave the participants enough interesting and fun activities as well. For instance we got to visit the bigger village of Zakopane, meet locals, hike in the Tatra mountains to Morskie Oko and go swimming. The cultural evenings were also a big hit, as everybody enjoyed learning about the places their new friends came from. A big part of the cultural nights was introducing local food, drinks, language, songs and dances, which united the participants more than anything else. On our free time there were different games to play, beautiful places to take a walk in or just cosy rooms to rest in. The food was also magnificent and every small complaint was resolved immediately.
In the end we can say that the project was a great success and the participants were very pleased with everything.
Here are summaries of projects in 2016 with Seiklejate Vennnaskond's partnership