Monthly Archives: September 2017

EVS project “WrocLove Science” came to an end!

An EVS project “WrocLove Science” in Wroclaw, Poland came to the end.
It was an educational initiative aimed at young people starting their careers. The aim of the project was to acquire practical knowledge, skills and attitudes difficult to gain while studying but in the same time sometimes necessary in the labor market. The project was attended by four volunteers – two from Italy and two from Spain. The task of the volunteers was work with students and pupils at risk of social exclusion. Vicolocorto was a partner in this project.
The program was designed to enable participants to develop on many levels. During the project volunteers, with the support of the Foundation staff and based on their experience and scientific programs of Omniveda Foundation, have prepared an educational program for school children struggling with economic and geographical difficulties. Volunteers have been comprehensively prepared to perform their tasks through participation in numerous training sessions, workshops and study visits. During the classes volunteers provided also various information about their country, culture, language, their passions and fields of interests. As a result of it the program of their volunteering has gained an intercultural dimension, which has had a great impact on enhancing world curiosity, understanding for diversity and respect for cultural differences among children and young people taking part in workshops.
The culmination of the workshops was the organization of summing-up mini-academies in each of the partner schools, which was attended by teachers and school principals, parents, but also representatives of the Department of Education of the City of Wroclaw. During the academies kids were able to show their learning outcomes and achievements as well involve wider local community into participation of the project. The results of the project were also a blog run by participants and promoting results of the project and encouraging the participation of young people in volunteering programs. Another result was a movie presenting the project “WrocLove Science” in Wroclaw. Each of the volunteers created their own dossier, collecting the results of their half-year stay on the EVS project in Wrocław as well as the individual youthpass certificate.  

Interested in the project? Check the blog here: https://wroclovescience.wordpress.com/ or/and watch the movie: https://youtu.be/HfWIzRORi9M

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SVE, Che bello !

Questo articolò è per ringraziare tutte le persone chi mi hanno aiutato durante i sei mesi che ho passato qua! La “squadra di Vicolocorto”, Laura, Carolina, Daniele, e con una menzione particolare Virginia, nostra professoressa di italiano, che era quasi sempre con noi nelle nostre attività.

Una volta di più, consiglio a tutti di fare uno SVE a Vicolocorto. Ho imparato un’altra lingua, ho scoperto un’altra cultura, storia, ambiente, valore, cibo (non parlerò di pasta alla carbonara…) un nuovo paese!

Ho incontrato tante nuove persone! Altri SVE durante le formazione; le attività come “Il Ritrovo dei Viaggiatori”, la partecipazione al festival “Fiesta Global” o “ZOE” permettono anche di ricevere ospitalità in tutta l’Europa.

Adesso mi sento più sicuro per viaggiare di più ! Il mio nuovo progetto è di continuare a viaggiare e imparare l’inglese.

Terrò tantissimi bellissimi ricordi con me !

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Julien

A Guide for Pesaro

As volunteers living abroad for half a year in Italy, getting to know the language, customs and habits of this country (and, more specifically, the region of Pesaro) is important in order to blend in and live the best possible EVS experience. But not only this is important: Pesaro is also full of funny activities, nightlife, delicious restaurants, unforgettable landscapes, ancient history,… etc. So, after being here for a couple of months, and with a little more experience, we have decided to create a travel guide series about Pesaro. With this, we intend to give an idea of how is to live in this town, based in our experience so far. We will divide the guide in several sections that we will post weekly and each one of them will cover a different topic. Today, we are going to talk about Pesaro and other interesting places to visit while being here.

PESARO AND SURROUNDINGS

With this first section, we hope to help others to discover new places either in Pesaro itself or in its surroundings. Since we visited only a view places in this region, it would be impossible, given the size of this region, to point out every special place. Nevertheless, in this article, we’ll share our bests discoveries.

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Urbino

Considering the region of which Pesaro is one of the cities that makes the province, which is called Pesaro-Urbino, this should provoke some curiosity about the other city of this region, Urbino. Almost everyone living in Pesaro has been in Urbino at least ones, and this is not so strange. Urbino is a beautiful city in a medieval style and one of the main centres of the Italian Renaissance, hence nowadays we are allowed to call it a World Heritage Site.

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Montefabbri

Earlier this year, an article about Montefabbri, in which ‘la Fiesta Globàl’ took place, appeared on the blog. This little village, with only forty inhabitants and an amazing view on the mountains, leaves us with a magical feeling. We can call ourselves lucky we were allowed to participate in the festival which takes place every year and to experience the wonderful feeling it caused. It’s kind of a forgotten place, where one could relax and enjoy the lovely view.

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Belforte all’Isauro

Belforte is another small village in the province of Marche. It is located in the Upper Foglia Valley, and contains a little but charming castle dating back to the High Medieval period, now reconverted in a hostel. Definitely a must see!

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Tetto del Mondo (Parco Naturale del San Bartolo)

This is place literally means ‘The Roof Of The World’ and this name is given to this place for a reason. Standing here, you have a beautiful view of the region. Depending on the time (of the year), it is very nice place to have a little time for yourself or a pleasant time with friends and to watch the view (and maybe even the sunset).

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Gradara Castle

This town is famous for its massive castle, which is one of the best preserved in Italy. Each year there are events which take place in and around the castle, which causes a magical ambience. For an overview of the events, you can check www.gradara.org.

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These are a few of many beautiful places to explore while being in the region. As we said before, we have been here for two months so there are still a lot of places to discover. It may not be Milan, Rome or Venice, but Italy is full of history everywhere and of magical places to visit, hidden treasures that few people know and that really worth a visit.

Isabel and Demi