Re-Connecting at Fuerteventura

IMG_1376In Brno Connected team, we take different roles in the international projects. Sometimes we lead the projects and deliver the programme and sometimes, we go as participants, to get new energy and inspiration. In November Katka and Dori went as participants to the project Re-Connecting that was led by our Šárka as one of the trainers.

We want to share our experience from the island of Fuerteventura, from the mountains, where their is nothing and a space for everything appears, a space for slowing down, tuning into our own rhythm, journey to ourselves, re-connection.

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What did we experience in November 2017 with Brno Connected? Project Re: Source!

DSCF4683xThe project was attended by 29 young people who created an amazing atmosphere. Although the weather was cold and cloudy, we enjoyed sunshine together, because the Sluňákov ecocentre where the course was held is built to catch the sunshine. Even though it was a meeting of Bulgarians, Greeks, Italians, Spaniards, Hungarians and Czechs, six different nationalities, at the end it was almost impossible to know who is who. We were one big family. And we did not do any classic teambuilding activities.

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Find the Lost

36085452324_aaf145feca_oTo find the lost. That was the main aim of the project bearing the same name, taking place at the end of August in a beautiful place in Latvia, called Rites. There were five other Czech participants attending the project with me – Jana, Katka, Jirka U. and Jirka Š. There was also Jan, who is now in Latvia, participating in a European Volunteer Service, helping projects like this one. After reading the info pack I knew immediately that this is, in this fast and overly technological age, the exact thing I am looking for. The project promised reconnecting with nature, finding honesty with oneself and others, and also a creation of something useful, beautiful, creative and natural – the barefoot trail, which would help returning to nature and grounding oneself through the barefoot walk. Continue reading

Project of your dreams: nature, games, dance, sport…

BeFunky Collage3Nature, games, dance, sport, meditation, adventure, challenge, culture, great fun and plenty of new friends! These words briefly yet accurately describe the project Natural which took place during the first two weeks of July in the Land of flats and bikes. Almost 50 people from all over the Europe came to the Netherlands to participate in this unique and exciting Erasmus+ project which aimed to reconnect young people with nature and broaden their environmental awareness. The Czech team consisted of one boy Vojta and four ladies – Gabča, Katka, Kamča and Marťa. Nevertheless, we soon met also participants from other countries – Bulgaria, Latvia, Hungary, Macedonia, Romania, Greece and the Netherlands and understood that even though we all come from different corners of Europe, we have lot of in common and that we are going to make a great team together!

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