HISTORICAL MEMORY: THE CIVIL WAR IN LEMOATXE I
- chantiers 1-3 semaines
- Code : SVIEK01-17
- Dispo : 3M / 3F (Total Part 16)
- Langue du Projet : ESP / ENG
- Age : 18 - 26
SVI (International Volunteering Service), is part of the Spanish Institute for Youth (Instituto de la Juventud-Injuve), a Public Institution dependent on the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality, whose main purpose is to promote international volunteering projects and activities among youth people. The SVI coordinates the international work camps organized by the Autonomous Communities and Autonomous Cities in Spain, and is responsible for managing the exchange of available places between the Work Camps in Spain and the International Organizations.
Work is being performed at Lemoa regarding the recovery of historical data linked to the Spanish Civil War and this project is one of the tasks proposed. It consists in recovering a trench system located on the top of a hill where an important battle was fought that enabled Gereral Franco to take the city of Bilbao.We shall continue with the line of work of previous years in addition to maintenance work on the trenches that have already been recovered. We shall begin to explore a new area where we expect to find larger trenches.
Accommodation will be in schools. These provide appropriate facilities: showers, municipal sports facilities, 4 halls, a large lounge, kitchen, refectory and municipal swimming pools.
All these activities will include all the people in the group and will be carried out in the evenings and on weekends.
Injuve, an Autonomous Department of the Ministry of Health, Social Policy and Equality, has, for some years now, been promoting specific programmes which are aimed at increasing and favouring different travel possibilities for young people. This enables those under 30 years of age to become aware of other realities, visit other places and have access to other cultures.
Included among these programmes is one known as International Voluntary Service (SVI), which deals only with workcamps. These are aimed at youth between 18 and 26 years old and their main objectives are:
– To encourage conduct that will favour the exchange of ideas and young peopleâ€™s global development. This is achieved by volunteering and from the contributions made by youth from their own experience. This strengthens intercultural learning processes, personal development and the reinforcement of democratic values.
– To integrate experiences, personal knowledge and the global development of youth in the carrying out of an activity, within the framework of voluntary service.
The Youth Institute co-ordinates the exchange of places for young Spaniards wanting to volunteer in foreign workcamps and foreigners wanting to volunteer in Spanish workcamps. The Spanish workcamps are managed by the Autonomous Regions.