We have been holding Children’s Corner workshops for kids in areas hit by devastating floods this past spring. The workshops consist typically of English, sports, games and creative arts learning activities. These workshops are held in collaboration with the Vermont Youth Centre at the Brčko district Youth centre, in Palanka and in Vidovice (a village near Orasje).
Our EVS international volunteers and their local paired Svitac volunteers have been going two or three times per week to the small villages of Vidovice and Palanka to work with big groups of children. The workshops last between two and three hours Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday. Two additional workshops take place in Brčko on Thursday and Friday as Fun Day/Creative workshops. Participants are between 7 and 15 years of age and divided into two groups according to their ages. It is very important for Svitac to be a part of this project, because it brings a lot of benefits to the children and gives them a chance to get away from their daily routine. Svitac’s role in this has been, together with facilitators from our partner Vermont Youth Centre, to animate children through informal programs and structured games, to teach them about different cultures and to foster their creative skills.
Children’s Corner – Orašje, Vidovice, Palanka
Dječiji kutak (Children’s Corner) 2014 – Palanka
Dječiji kutak 2014 u Vidovicama (Orašje)
Dječiji kutak – Orašje