ENERGY OF CONSCIOUSNESS, OBRENOVAC
- chantiers 1-3 semaines
- Code : VSS29
- Dispo : 7M / 5F (Total Part 15)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
Obrenovac is one of the 17 Belgrade municipalities. It is named after the royal family Obrenovic, whose summerhouse and library are still there. It is surrounded by three rivers, with a recreational area and a spa. Obrenovac is proud of its rich cultural life. In May 2014 the town was severely flooded. In some parts of the town the water remained for more than six weeks. The damages were terrifying. Our five workcamps organized since gave great results as the volunteers were helping families in the renovation of their homes. Dozens of homes were renovated. The host of this workcamp for the past 5 years are Youth office of Obrenovac and Obrenovac Youth Foundation. They say now it is time for something different.
Obrenovac is considered to be the main battery that supplies almost half of the country with electricity since the largest Serbian thermal power plant “Nikola Tesla” is located on the periphery of the town. Living next to the power plant has its side effects. Environmental protection represents a great challenge. In accordance with those challenges the volunteers will be involved in different environmental outdoor activities such as revitalization of a town picnic area Zabran, landscaping, clearing and marking walking paths, clearing them of excessive vegetation, placing resting benches and other.
The volunteers will be accommodated in the cultural and ecological center EKO-YARD. They will sleep on mattresses, so sleeping bag is needed. There is a kitchen, bathrooms with showers. The volunteers will cook by themselves from the ingredients provided by the hosts.
Obrenovac is situated only 30 km from Belgrade, the capital city of Serbia. The picnic area Zabran is an oak wood isolated from the traffic noise and one of the favourite places among the local inhabitants. There are several excursions planned, one of them to visit Belgrade. Volunteers will have the opportunity to participate in various workshops on importance of environmental protection with the focus on recycling. At the end of the workcamp an exhibition of works from the workshop is planned, so the volunteers share the results with the citizens of Obrenovac.