Hello! My name is Maria! And my dream is to create a Youth Center in my village Nagylóc. I have moved to Hungary from Ukraine after my volunteering project, during which we were working with local youngsters in 5 villages of the region and each of them had a youth center, except of one, where I live now. Actually it had one, a couple of years ago, but the project finished and no one started it again.
That’s why I decided to give my own garage for this. During 2015 we were running together with new volunteers - Soña, Chris and Antonia - youth center in it. You can check the video they have created attached to the campaign. And it was a great success! Children were coming to us, they helped in decoration of the place and enjoyed a lot of things we were creating together. We were teaching them English words, numbers, songs, playing educational games, treasure hunting games, doing creative workshops on upcycling, travelling around the surroundings.
We would like to bring the quality of job, which we are doing together with my organization Egyesek, on the new level. For this we would like to buy a building in the village, that we don’t have to use my small garage for this. That more children from the village can join us. And that in the cold time of year we also have a place to provide our activities.
Help us to make the dream come true!
More about educational aspect of our programmes
Egyesek Youth Association has been working with local youth more than 8 years. Within the methods Egyesek uses - non-formal learning and learning by doing. At present our activity is focused on the non-formal personal development of youth and young adults, in Hungarian and international context. We organise youth exchanges, voluntary service programs, trainings for youth leaders and peer educators, summer camps and thematic weekends, as well as support volunteering which serves learning and personal development.
The number of young people having been directly involved so far is approx. 40 000. Main themes we deal with: social inclusion, intercultural work, volunteering, employability, participation and sustainability. Several volunteer projects, TCs, exchanges were completed in these topics. We use and actively develop non-formal, experiential learning methods in our work, as well as we train youth workers to use them: approaches, methods and tools used in outdoor and adventure education, new media, art and culture, dance, sports, drama and theatre, creative recycling and community service learning.
- to involve youth into social actions, non-formal learning and international mobility opportunities
- to empower and support youth to act responsible for their communities
- to improve their life-skills
- to support them to reach professional success
How we will keep sustainability of the youth center?
Egyesek Youth Association, which will run the accommodation for the building has experience in working with Youth Centers in the region since 2008. Several EVS programs and summer camps were help in the tanodas of the region.
We will continue to involve into the work of the youth center young people from other countries to bring international context into the local community and to show for local youngsters the variety of opportunities all over the world.
You can always visit Egyesek web-site and follow our activities.
Why this amount of money selected?
The average house in the village of Nagylóc cost about 5 milllion Hungarian forint (which is about 20 000 USD). The rest of the money supposed to cover web-site fee, taxes and a small renovation in the beginning.
All the collected money will be reported on this page.