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FAMILIE PROJECTEN 2013


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Beste vrijwilliger, het zomerseizoen 2013 is weer begonnen! Alle projecten die SIW dit jaar aanbiedt staan weer op de website! We hebben dit jaar wederom een ruim aanbod: rond de 2.000 groepsprojecten in 77 bestemmingen! Wat zijn de mogelijkheden voor families? Het is natuurlijk heel leuk om met het hele gezin op pad te gaan en samen aan een project deel te nemen! Een familieproject is een project waaraan je als ouder(s) samen met je kinderen deel kunt nemen. Een project duurt tussen de 10 dagen tot een maand en de groepsgroottes kunnen variëren. Soms ben je alleen met je gezin bij een gastfamilie, bij andere projecten kom je in een internationale groep van verschillende leeftijden en met meerdere kinderen terecht. Het is in ieder geval altijd een bijzondere manier voor zowel ouders als kinderen om in contact te komen met mensen uit andere culturen. Tijdens een project zijn de ouders een deel van de dag actief met vrijwilligerswerk, zoals het weer begaanbaar maken van bospaden of het opknappen van een oud pand. De kinderen volgen tijdens dat deel van de dag een alternatief programma en hebben (mits er andere kinderen zijn) alle mogelijkheden om kennis te maken met leeftijdsgenoten uit andere landen. Een deel van de dag en in het weekend is er tijd om gezamenlijk dingen te ondernemen, zoals excursies, zwemmen of gewoon genieten van vakantie. Het is voor zowel ouders als kinderen een leuke, actieve en vooral leerzame invulling van de vakantie. En je helpt er bovendien de lokale gemeenschap mee. Wanneer kun je als familie deelnemen aan een familieproject? Gemiddeld zijn de deelnemende kinderen tussen de 5 en 12 jaar, maar soms kunnen er ook tieners mee. Als ouder wordt er in ieder geval van je verwacht dat je de Engels (of in sommige gevallen Frans) beheerst. Van zowel ouders als kinderen wordt een flexibele en avontuurlijke instelling verwacht! In welke landen zijn er dit jaar familieprojecten? Er zijn dit jaar 6 officiële familieprojecten die we kunnen aanbieden. Het is een gering aanbod, maar wel een heel leuk aanbod. De projecten vinden plaats in Estland, Frankrijk, Japan en Turkije en de beschrijvingen zijn hieronder terug te vinden. Hoe schrijf je je in voor een project en wat zijn de kosten? Je schrijft je in voor een project d.m.v. het inschrijfformulier op onze website. Het inschrijfgeld is €249,- per volwassene, ongeacht het land en het project. Voor dit geld krijg je in het desbetreffende land kost en inwoning en in sommige gevallen ben je verzekerd voor ongevallen. De reis en de reisverzekering regel en betaal je zelf. Bij sommige projecten zijn er vanwege de speciale aard van het project nog lokale kosten (staat altijd bij de projectomschrijving vermeld); die betaal aan je de organisatie ter plekke. Alle bovengenoemde kosten zijn onder voorbehoud. Voor de projecten geldt: er is een beperkt aantal plaatsen beschikbaar! Dus hoe eerder we voor je kunnen gaan bemiddelen, hoe groter de kans is dat je in het project van je eerste

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keuze kunt worden geplaatst. Zodra inschrijfgeld en inschrijfformulier binnen zijn starten we de bemiddeling. Voor overige vragen kunnen jullie ook altijd even langs komen op ons kantoor. Bel even voor een afspraak: 030-2317721, jullie zijn van harte welkom!

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ESTLAND Name: Familiy Camp at Kiidi Farm Code: EST-27 Dates: 11-08-2013 / 22-08-2013 Number of volunteers: 20 Type of project: Manual Extra project fee: € 90 per person Project EstYES promotes camps where parents and children can participate together. The idea is to create a sort of temporary community where adults and children can share the ideas of voluntary activity for the benefit of rural area. The schedule of the camp allows adults to act as volunteers like in any other voluntary camp - 4-6 hours a day for practical tasks. Meanwhile children “work” as well, in the sense that they take part in the activities helping parents and sharing easy tasks with them. Local organisers supported by parents care about the children during the working activities, providing snacks, proposing games, etc. In the daily free time and in the days off group excursions and other activities will be organised by the local hosts. Parents can join the camp in pair or alone with their children. Some English is necessary for parents in order to communicate among them and with the camp leader. The camp follows positive experience of the past 7 years. Venue It is a very long tradition for EstYES to organize international workcamps in co-operation with Kiidi Farm located in the Voru County in the South of Estonia. With the support of the state and local authorities the eco- and farm sustainable tourism has been developed in this area. Besides promoting the environmental tourism, this initiative supports rural development, which is an important issue for Estonia. Estonian Association of Farm Tourism has launched several projects, and Kiidi Farm, where the camp takes place, is one of them. It is run by the large Piho family with 8 kids of different age. More information on Kiidi Farm is on site www.kiidi.ee. Location The charm of Haanja Uplands in South Estonia lies in its lovely hilly landscape, winding roads and numerous lakes. Most of its ancient villages, special dialect, handicraft, and customs have been preserved until today. The whole area, called Vorumaa, is an area of outstanding beauty. It is famous for its diverse and very well preserved nature. Untouched forests with wildlife, deep valleys, hills, 170 small lakes with extremely clean water, rivers with caves in the steep banks - you can find everything there. Kiidi Farm is situated 15 km south of Voru, capital of the County, which has a population of 17 000 people and lies about 250 km southeast of Tallinn, very close to the Latvian and Russian borders. The closest village to Kiidi Farm is Rouge (3km) with a population of less than 1000 people. More information about Estonia www.visitestonia.com; South-Estonia www.visitvoru.ee. Work Various works in the forest: cutting unwanted trees and bushes, burning old tree brunches and brushwood, preparing firewood for heating the farm; also some odd jobs in the farm

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buildings as well as general household work. Most of the work will be outdoors. There can be also some light maintaining works indoors if weather is too rainy. The work will be usually 4-6 hours a day, the rest of the time will be spend to get acquainted with the area, its natural and historical sites as well as with local people. Local people will join the camp for work and leisure. Accomodation In the farmhouse in 2-4-bedded rooms depending on the size of family. WC, shower, hot water, sauna are available. Hosts will prepare meals themselves, however, participants will be asked to help out in the kitchen. Terminal Airport, harbour, bus or train station in Tallinn; bus to Voru; transfer to Kiidi Farm. Special requirements The camp is open for families with their children generally aged 3 to 13, but even this is kept flexible. Parents can come in pairs or alone. English is the camp language. Leisure time There are many possibilities for leisure time, especially for those who love nature: acquaintance with nature of the area, hiking, swimming, etc. Excursions to the numerous places of interest of the County of Voru are planned as well. Volunteers will have a very good chance to get in close contact with the local people, experience local traditions and learn some customs –like hot Estonian sauna! Participation fee As EstYES does not receive funds to support your participation in this camp neither from the state nor from private sponsors, you are asked to contribute towards cost of board and lodging, local transport, leisure time program, etc. The fee has to be paid by volunteers upon arrival to the camp, and it is 90 Euro per every adult and every child.

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FRANKRIJK Name: Abbaye de Clausonne Codes and Dates: SJ24 Abbaye de Clausonne 2

07/07/13 – 13/07/13

SJ59 Abbaye de Clausonne 4

11/08/13 – 18/08/13

SJ62 Abbaye de Clausonne 5

19/08/13 – 25/08/13

Number of volunteers: 15 Type of project: Renovation Extra project fee: € 80 per adult and € 40 per child Project The remains of the abbey Clausonne (the XXII century abbey Chalaisian) sit proudly at 1140 m altitude in the middle of green pastures, surrounded by forests of pine and beech. It is located in the heart of the Upper Valley Maraize on a terrace which is overlooking the river Maraize. Clausonne is situated a few kilometres from the village of Saix. Work The tasks during this workcamp are separated into "adults" and “kids”. The workcamp for adults consists the replacement of the barb wired property line by an vegetal property line (July/August) and the realisation of a part of the pavement as well as the construction of stone walls (August). Children will have the opportunity to learn about the production of coated clay / straw, or manufacture houses made of lime/ earth (ker-terre). Leisure activities The family can enjoy the exceptional environment of the the site: hiking, swimming, etc. A mini-bus will be available for the group for making visits to tourist locations in the area, swimming in the water ... Accommodation In a studio, at the farm of Faï Location Clausonne, is located 5km from the village Saix, 30 km from Gap and 200 km from Marseille Terminal Veynes Dévoluy Participation fee 80 € / adult and 40 € / children

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JAPAN Name: Katsuyama 2 (Fukui) Code: NICE-13-68 Dates: 22-07-2013 / 28-07-2013 Number of volunteers: 16 Type of project: Heritage, Agriculture, Archeology Extra projectfee: no extra fee Project Organized together with Obara Eco Project (OEP) and Katsuyama city government since 2009. There were 600 inhabitants in Obara village with 90 houses, but now only 2 elders! OEP was founded by the Foresters cooperative and local people in 2006 and have rehabilitated 3 houses of cultural heritage. Depopulation problem is serious in most of mountain parts in Japan and many fields and forests are abandoned, so we will try to improve the situation by voluntary power! First time to do in winter. Work We will help to revive the abandon fields, chop the woods, etc. (no need to work so hard, don’t worry, but we still need you to have high motivation to work!). Some of adult vols. may also help the children enjoy very rich and deep nature of mountains, river, etc. Accomodation Renovated house (traditional house!). CV. SBN. Location About 200 km north east of Osaka. Katsuyama is an agricultural city and famous for dinosaurs discovery and Obara is located at 500 a.s.l. and famous for deep snow (4-5 meters) in winter! Terminal Osaka (2 hours by express train). From Tokyo, 3.5 hours by express train/ 8 hours by highway bus (You need to arrive at Narita airport by 21:00 on Jul. 21 and can leave there after 11:00 on Jul. 29.) Study theme Family life in each country. Bring some info.! Leisure Activities Exchange parties, visit to the Dinosaurs Museum, excursion and trekking, etc. Special Remarks Only families (Children should be 3-12 years old). Respect to the local culture and way of the local organization! Speaking Japanese language is welcomed!

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TURKIJE Name: Familiy Camp Lapseki Code: GEN-09 Dates: 15-06-2013 / 25-06-2013 Number of volunteers: 15 Type of project: Manual/Renovation Extra projectfee: € 30 per person General Lapseki is a small town by the Sea of Marmara. The locals will harvest cherry in mid June and will celebrate the harvest by a local “Cherry Festival”. The municipality is running a public camping site in the summer where they will host our teenage camp in July. The site needs to be prepared for the summer. Work The volunteers will work at the camping site and around as well as in the town for the preparation of the festival to do some environmental arrangments. The tasks will vary daily and the works will be light to let the kids to contribute. Accomodation Basic, in camping rooms with 4 beds. Sleeping bag and mat are not necessary. Toilets and showers are common. Food Will be supplied at the site. Location Lapseki is in the North-west of Turkey. The venue is by the sea side. Requirements At least 1 adult + 1 child should apply together. Extra Fee: 30 Euro per adult and per kid over 5 years old. Meeting point Istanbul. The project will start in Istanbul with a compulsory orientation meeting that all volunteers should attend on the first day of the camp. The group will travel together to the camp site by an overnight coach on the same evening.

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Familieprojecten 2013