About the local hosting organizationClerheid's School is recognized by the French Community of Belgium as a center of meeting and hosting which activities deals around the organization of school camps and holidays camps for kids and teenagers. Every activities take place in the frame of a one week camp. Educational priorities of Clerheid's School : - To encourage wonderment, peace, respect of life and what allows life. - To stimulate solidarity learning and caring of each other. - To give priority to self- realization and welcome every children, each youngster no matter his/her origin, philosophy, age, character. - To encourage a good understanding of freedom. - To raise consciousness to art, responsability and initiative. - To be especially demanding about enthusiastic motivation of all. - To allow the awekening of a critical mind. More informations on http://www.ecoledeclerheid.com
About the volunteer workYou will have to help in the multiple tasks which will allow the school to organize once again incredible summer camps. The purpose of the workcamp will mostly be about preparing, renovating and securising the wood village which hosts each year hundreds of kids. This enchanting place is the result of the work and imagination of generations of kids and leaders, and today it extends considerably (more than 20 huts over 2 hectares, a bridge, an amphitheater, a fence...). This part of the work will include for instance these tasks : - Reconstruction of the foundation of a wood bridge, - Replacement of worn or damaged boards, - Verification of roofs, walls and floors, - Various wood work. During the workcamp, we would like volunteers to share with us the everyday life of the school and the maintenance of the domain, especially by doing these tasks : - To take care of the animals (a horse, two donkeys, sheeps and chickens), - To prepare the fields and to repare the fences, - Forest maintenance (picking up, and storage of the wood) and of the 12 hectares of field (grassland, stream) - Construction of a dry stone wall. Tasks are enough diverse so that there is something to suit all tastes.
Local accommodation- Volunteers will live in a small cottage, with a kitchen, a bathroom and two bedrooms (2 x 4 beds), as well as in a dormitory with a bathroom. Bring your sleeping bag. - Volunteers will either take their lunch with groups during the camps or they will cook by themselves in the kitchen at their disposal.
About the project locationClerheid's School is located in a hamlet in the province of Luxembourg, in Wallonia, the french speaking part of Belgium. The field of activity is situated between 350 and 550 meters of altitude, away from major roads on a crest of the Ardennes.
RequirementsThe school is a place quite isolated, where there is a few public transport. The closest town, Marche-en-Famenne is at 30 minutes by car. Internet and a phone are limited access in the office of the organisation. A project-related motivation letter is required.
Extra info about the projectThe school is a place quite isolated, where there is a few public transport. The closest town, Marche-en-Famenne is at 30 minutes by car. Internet and a phone are limited access in the office of the organisation. A project-related motivation letter is required.