that does not mean we- volunteers, were having holiday. Quite on the contrary!
On Tuesday the time has come for an activity us volunteers have been preparing for the project participants- the night orientation teambuilding game. But first things first. In the morning an excursion of Zeimuls took place, together with opening of little photographic exhibition of rivers, done by participants and presentation of the project for the public.
The weather was not looking very promising so we together with Katja and Vija got prepared for every eventuality- raincoats, umbrellas, reflexion vests, torches, simplye anything a team could need to complete the challenge and avoid getting wet and sick. After the arrival of participants to JACis, they were divided to 2 teams and they had 30 minutes to familiarize themselves with the tasks and rules of the game. Then a little "Singing in the rain" energizer and the team went out to complete the challenge. More than 4 hours of walking in & outside of Rezekne, looking for clues and completing tasks thoroughly tested the team spirit and ability to cooperate. After midnight both teams returned to JACis for debriefing tea & muffins session. The overall feelings of the participants about the event were positive, if only the weather was a little better, Maybe next time...
Wednesday and Thursday we volunteers spent doing what every kid loves to do- ripping papers off the wall. There is a big room where the walls had to be cleaned from old wallpapers so we went there and went crazy! I almost forgot how quickly time passes when you somehting as fun as ripping stuff.
On Friday all four of us met in Pilars / Lucis apartment and spent a few hours talking about the few big projects we have left to do on our EVS and dividing tasks. Namely:
- "Why to be an EVS volunteer?" set of postcards
- 3 days Summer seminar by us
- 10th anniv. JACis happy B-day video and final EVS video
- "Youth partners" EVS book
At the end of the meeting Prokop presented us with a delicious cold strawberry cake. Yummy!
To be continued....