Those who join a workcamp will participate in a volunteer training course with us, that takes place every year, from March to May. The training course allows volunteers to get to know the local culture, to obtain the information needed for the trip and above all to get in touch with the way of thinking of those who have been carrying out cooperation projects for years.

After the training course, the work camp will be organised, which involves a few weeks trip to Senegal, Gambia or India, where the projects are implemented. The aim of the work camp is to engage both the volunteers of Energia per i Diritti Umani and the work camp participants in a joint work to implement some concrete activities related to the projects. The result is a short, but total, immersion experience in cooperation and development activities.

 


EXPERIENCE IN GAMBIA

The work camps in Ballanghar offer a wide variety of activities to carry out! Specifically, these activities depend on the volunteers’ skills and the current priorities.

Here are some examples of the activities that change every month according to the current needs:

  • Educational activities such as computer, mathematics and English courses, introductory reading courses and spending your evening time reading books in the library;
  • Recreational activities such as theatre, painting, drawing and do-it-yourself with the children of the village;
  • Agricultural activities such as helping with the school community vegetable garden;
  • Recreational sport activities such as gymnastics courses, football and volleyball matches;
  • Kitchen activities such as helping the women of the centre to cook meals (e.g. rice, etc..) that are served daily to more than 300 children of the centre;
  • Building activities such as construction, modernisation and decoration of the premises (e.g. painting classrooms), renovation, maintenance;
  • Bricolage activities such as furniture construction for the volunteers’ shelter.

EXPERIENCE IN SENEGAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activities carried out at the Keur Marietou Centre (House of Women’s and Children’s Rights):

  • Educational activities such as computer, mathematics and English courses, introductory reading courses and evening reading of books in the library;
  • Recreational activities such as theatre, painting, drawing and do-it-yourself
  • Helping in the school canteen;
  • Building activities such as construction, modernisation and decoration of premises (e.g. classrooms painting), renovation, maintenance;
  • Keur Marietou web page creation

EXPERIENCE IN INDIA

Humanist Home Island of Hope

Activities carried out at the Island of Hope Humanist Centre and Ave Maria Educational Centre:

  • Educational activities such as computer, mathematics and English courses, introductory reading courses and evening reading of books in the library;
  • Recreational activities such as theatre, painting, drawing and do-it-yourself
  • Helping in the school canteen.