YOUTH EXCHANGE ”WILD YOUTH” 23 MAY – 3 JUNE
Calling all nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers!
We are thrilled to share with you the incredible journey of our recent Erasmus Youth Exchange ”WILD YOUTH in the beautiful village Gudevitsa, Bulgaria! 23 May – 3 June
The main focus of our exchange was to dive deep into the wonders of nature and embark on wild adventures that left us awestruck. From hiking through breathtaking landscapes to exploring hidden gems, we truly embraced the magnificence of Mother Earth.
But that’s not all! Our program also incorporated the ETS Competence model, which aimed at developing the skills of both trainers and youth workers. Through various engaging activities, we honed our abilities to guide and support young individuals, empowering them to become leaders of change.
One of the highlights was our captivating Temazkal practice, a traditional ritual that connected us with ancient wisdom and fostered personal growth. It was a transformative experience that left a lasting impact on all of us.
Working with values was an integral part of our exchange. Through thought-provoking discussions and interactive sessions, we explored the core principles that shape our lives and the positive impact they can have on society. Together, we delved into the depths of our own values and discovered the power they hold.
Nature-based methods and experiential learning were woven into our daily activities, ensuring an immersive and hands-on experience for everyone involved. We discovered the immense potential nature holds as a classroom and learned valuable lessons that cannot be taught within the confines of four walls.
Unleashing our creative spirits, we indulged in the art of poetry and journaling, allowing our emotions and thoughts to flow freely onto paper. It was a therapeutic journey that encouraged self-expression and fostered a deeper connection with ourselves and the world around us.
Our workshops focused on the development and delivery of engaging and impactful sessions. We shared our knowledge, skills, and experiences, nurturing a culture of learning and growth within the group. Each participant became a facilitator of change, equipped with the tools to inspire others.
Solo time in nature allowed us to embrace solitude and connect with our inner selves. It was during these peaceful moments that we discovered our own strengths, fears, and dreams, fostering self-awareness and personal development.
In celebration of our surroundings, we also delved into nature art, using materials found in the wilderness to create masterpieces that reflected our connection to the environment. It was a testament to the beauty and inspiration that nature provides.
Living as a community brought us closer together, as we shared responsibilities such as cleaning and cooking. We built bonds that transcended borders and backgrounds, creating a supportive and inclusive environment where everyone felt like family. Together, we laughed, learned, and grew.
We are incredibly grateful for this unforgettable experience that broadened our horizons and left us with cherished memories. Our heartfelt thanks go out to all the participants, trainers, and partners who made this exchange a resounding success.
Stay tuned as we continue our mission to inspire, empower, and create positive change in the world. Together, we can make a difference!