Mingle with the locals in Dysina
15. srpna 2022 - 4. září 2022 (20 dnů)
This project is organized in cooperation with the municipality of Dysina located in northwestern Bohemia, near Pilsen. The first mention of the village dates back around 1242 during the reign of the Premyslids. The village has an industrial history and till nowadays, there is a strong connection to the U.S. General Patton who freed the Western part of Czechoslovakia at the end of WWII with his troops. There are several active voluntary, social and sports associations in the village. This workcamp aims to help with the maintenance of the green areas and other public places in the village, to organize a traditional beer festival and to prepare local primary school and kindergarten for the beginning of the new school year and prepare public cultural events in the village. At this workcamp, you will actively contribute to the achievement of UN SDG11 Sustainable Cities.
Dysina is located about 10 km from Pilsen and it borders the Rokycany area. There is a primary school and a kindergarten, a general practitioner, a pharmacy, a football pitch, a swimming pool, a post office, a shop, a restaurant and Golf Park (Greensgate). Around 1900 inhabitants live in the village surrounded by a stunning landscape. There is a church dedicated to The Holiest Trinity of Simon and Judah built-in 1328 (mass is held on Sundays). In 1995 the city centre of the town was declared a historical landmark and some decisions of the Second World War were taken here. Leisure time: Excursion to Pilsen (visit the famous brewery, cultural and historical monuments, museums, etc), visit the spa towns in the west of the country, trips to the surrounding countryside, swimming in a natural swimming pool, doing sports in the sports ground near the accommodation, playing board games, etc.
Přátelství 281, 330 02 Dýšina
Due to limited outgoing resources of INEX-SDA, we kindly ask participants to contribute 10 EUR towards the costs of general incoming administration of our workcamps. The fee will be collected upon arrival. Please note that this fee does not directly contribute to the workcamp budgets.
The work will be mainly manual and outdoors. You will do different gardening works (cutting bushes and grass, raking, landscaping etc.) and some other renovation and maintenance tasks around the local kindergarten and primary school. The new school year will start at the beginning of September, so you will have a chance to meet local children and prepare a presentation about your country and culture. Bring something special from home which could be suitable for such an activity (games, music, pictures, etc.). Furthermore, you will assist with the preparation and organization of a public cultural event (beer festival). Study part: Volunteers will have a chance to tour around the Greengate Golf + Leisure Resort Pilsen (https://www.greensgate.cz/en/) and visit horse stables. As part of the public cultural event, volunteers will present their country or city to the local public. Volunteers will also meet primary and nursery school pupils at a joint discussion or presentation of their country.
All the volunteers will sleep together in the local community centre on provided mattresses in their own sleeping bags. There is a common room with a kitchenette and another room for sleeping and a bathroom. You can also use a laundry room. Wifi is available. Showers will be available in the football club about 10 mins walk from the accommodation. Breakfast and lunch will be provided in the local school canteen. Dinners and all the meals during the weekend will be prepared by the group from provided ingredients. A vegetarian and vegan diet is possible.
Informace k cestě
Nejbližší letiště: PRG
Nejbližší terminál: The train station "Dýšina-Horomyslice"
Místo a čas setkání: Pratelství 281, 330 02 Dysina (local library) between 2 PM and 5 PM. The best way to get to Dýšina from Prague is to take a train to Plzeň and then change to the local bus or train (the last connection from Plzeň to Dýšina is at 22:40). It takes around two hours to get to the meeting point from Prague. The exact info will be provided in the infosheet.
Bring suitable clothes and shoes for work and a sleeping bag. Bring your favourite recipes or any special ingredients you might need to share your national dishes with others. Do not forget to bring traditional objects/clothes/pictures/games you might need from your home country to present your culture. We are looking for responsible and passionate volunteers who are interested in working outside and eager to get to know what life in a small Czech village looks like.