Immersed. Playing with kids in the heart of Sicily (Mirabella Imbaccari)

IT-SCI 7.3
21.8.2017 - 4.9.2017
kids, social
18 - 99

Description: The Pro Loco Association aims to be a driving force for the promotion and enhancement of the local history, culture and tradition of Mirabella village. We believe we're custodians of territorial identity, and in that sense we aim to hand out to future generations the heritage, memory promoting events with both culture and gastronomy. Mirabella Imbaccari is a village of 5,400 inhabitants in the center of Sicily, close to 2 major cities rich in art and history (Caltagirone and Piazza Armerina 18 km and 10 km). The town was founded in 1610 and is characterized by an agricultural economy and a long history of emigration; important center of South Italy for the bobbin lace.

Type of Work: The purpose of the project is to create a playful context and opportunity with workshops for local kids aged between 9 and 13 years, in which the exclusive use of the English language can bring to learning it in most enjoyable way. The activities take place in the play area of the municipality (ludoteca). The workcamp will lead to a process of social integration also with the involvement of young local people, member of the juvenile group of the parish that organize activities for kids every summer. The camp will also create awareness to the youth of Mirabella on international voluntary projects and on intercultural dialogue. The volunteers will work 6 hours a day.

Study Theme: The volunteers will be introduced to the history and traditions of Mirabella Imbaccari and will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the culture of a Sicilian town, working side by side with the youths of the community.

Accommodation: Volunteers will share an apartment with all facilities.

Language: If some volunteers have some basic knowledge of Italian language it can facilitate the relation and communication with the local youngsters.

Requirements: Previous experience of animation with children is most welcome.

Approximate Location: The camp will take place in Mirabella Imbaccari village in center Sicily.

Notes: We invite participants to bring with them some personal items for the presentation of their culture during the camp (traditional clothes, music CDs, recipes, etc..).

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