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Our French Volunteer, Mariannne's project with us is coming to an end very soon. Before she embarks on her way the evening od Spetember 5th promises to be a good frenxh evening for all of us.We are planning to dedicate this evening for baking during whihc we would making french delicacies like croissant or a french pie immediately after we have had a display of the culture of the galls through the visual aid as well as the verbal aid.
This would be a good opportunity for all of us for a good baking session , banter in the preferred language and also for hanging around together.!
Please do come , should you be interested in Cartoons , would like to taste some croissants and say good bye to Marianne or would like to engage in a banter with People from messzelato. Marianne's presentation would be in English and there is a ppossibiltiy of speaking in English / Hungarian before and after the presentation.
We are looking for volunteers for a period of six months at Messzelato organisation.On mutual agreement , the volunteer would be required to work at the organisation"s office approximately 3 times a week ( 11am - 6pm ), during which would get a taste of different office functions and could gain invaluable experience in Project Management, Project Coordination and Office administration.
You could do this job even with your school or even parental responsibilities.
- Newsleaflet editing
- Facebook Page Editing,
- Constant touch with Domestic and foreign partners
About 70 Kms from Kassa, in the Southern region of Eastern Slovakia , there is a small village named , Várhosszúrét. Here even today they actively care for thier traditions , it could be about handicarfts , about traditional ethnic garb or about the traditinal celebrations. The Gömöri Handicrafts association , apart from their own programs, get invited to run the play homes, to organise handicrafts school, for the vilage day as well as for the handicrafts fair. we are looking for a volunteer here who likes to be around with kids, and it is not necessary to be a craftsmen , but should have interest in handicrafs. during the many different programs , the volunteers owuld get an opportunity to know about the history of handicrafts , the necessary instruments , the required raw materials and with various techniques.
We started our trip to Turkey , but found ourselvves ending up in a totally different world! Tünde and Kati visited a farm not far away from Izmirin Dedetepe (next to Kücükkuyu ), so as to get to know well their new partners, green organsiations and dream new projects together and exchange ideas and experience about EVS Projects.
The farm was an unbelievable place! The open , free space kitchen was designed and made by a wwoofer. A dream kitchen with curvy wooden shleves, with dry baber leaves,and with cats in front of the cooking oven!. Small Bungalows hide under the olive trees with hammocks in the terrace. colourful wine bottles were stuck onto the bathrooms whihc painted green allows light to pass through. they have their own montessori school and their own turkish bath with mosaic flooring( hamam ).many yoga platforms have been constructed surrounded and embraced by wild camilla plants whihc looks into the river.The brids are now humming away disturbedly and louder.
How are you folks surviving in this big heat in Hungary for the past few weeks?
We gathered together information on a couple of traditional practice! We also request you to share with us some good intelligent ideas! We would wait for your comments at the facebook page! (A légkondi nem ér!)
Our Turkish Partner who is well liked and have been working with us for many many years is looking for volunteers for project of longer duration.The organsiation name is GEGED has a very good reputation as one of the biggest EVS hosting and sending organisation.Many of our volunteers were there who came back enriched with wonderful experience. We would strongly recommend this organisation, mainly for those who likes to travel the world, to understand the other culture and to learn a lot.They are looking for some one who is open minded and a team player. Should you decide to volunteer, then please be prepared to work and live with at least 30 international volunteers and in many cases you would not have a private place where you can hide:) In other words you would have a feel of an university hostel.
We are now looking for one male volunteer for this project( As of now the female outnumbering the male population ) starting from September 2013 for a duration of six months. ( Of course girls also could apply , but with girls being in strong numbers , we would like to send a male volunteer now )
There is not time limit for applying and we would search until we find a suitable volunteer and hence request you all to apply as soon as possible!
How to apply:
To apply,please fill in this registartion form.It is not required now to send an English Language CV , just request you to fill in all the details in the application form.
(You have to chose the project with name, "Turkey, Gaziantep, 2007-TR-99, "Volunteers touching others' lives 2"" )
It is also important that in this application form you register with us, so that we could be your sending organisation!
Only Applicants with Hungarian proof of residence and who are below 30 years of age are eligible to apply!To travel you need passport which have more than six months of vailidity from the travel date.
Importnat! Should you like to receive email about the project, please write to kati(at)messzelato(dot)hu email address and please wirte the subject matter as „ Turkey, Gaziantep, 6 Months” !
Egy 6 napos, hihetetlenül jó programon volt szerencsénk részt venni Salamancában.
Az első napot lekéstük, majd Salamancába való megérkezésünk után találkoztunk két segítőkész spanyol idős hölggyel, akik teljes jó-szándékkal igyekeztek minket az ellenkező irányba terelni, de szerencsére két elsőre meglehetősen gyanús külsejű alak eligazított minket a szállásul szolgáló paplakhoz, így aztán kisebb viszontagságok után ugyan, de megérkeztünk. A középkori kastélyt idéző szállásunk egyik része ideiglenes hotelként szolgált számunkra, a másikon pedig az atyák élték mindennapi életüket.
Gracias Padre Dehon.
" Trail Blazing activities and values" , is what the Veronica Center is all about who are located at the white carpathian , very close to the slovakian borden in Czech republic. It has a 25 year old strong history during which they have collected massive knowledge base about the eco construction , gardening , forming of local community and on agriculture.More importantly they do not just preach , but also put all their preachings into practice at their educational center ( which is also a eco hostel by the way) and enjoy a very strong relationship with local environmentalists as well as with conservationist NGOs as well as with the Brno University. (Eva goes organic blog)
A small team frrm Messzelato organisation visited Hostetin in Czech republic where they did personally experience the daily life of a self supporting village.In this unbelievable place , one could find a sewage treatment plant based on the bamboo plantation , heating system factory based on biomass,solar powered battteries, ,factory producing organic apple juice, Gene bank for the locally grown produces , model garden an eco hostel and so on ! It would be easier to understand , if you could visit the blog of Eva, where she gives all the juicy details about this self supporting village and also you coud see a short film that was filmed at the village!
Did you learn the language esperanto owing to langauge skills exams?Would you like to put to good use your language skills and gather memorable experience? Now you have a great volunteering opportunity at the Esperanto organisation in Slovakia! Spend 9-12 Months in an International environment and take part in
- Organising and planning esperanto events , seminars and conferences,
- Assist in uplifting the cultural life of the town
- To develop the organisations Internet project(lernu.net, deutsch.info, lingvo.info)!
We recommend this project especially for some one who loves dancing and other art forms and who likes learn about what goes on behind the scenes.Should you identify yourself with this , then Bodrum , Turkey is your place! An EVS project organised by the Bodrun Dance Club in which the participant can gather wealth of experience in various areas.During the volunteering duration of 8 Months , you could work with various volunteers coming form different countries and sharpen your knowledge about the dance art and also work with creative agencies as a contact point by helping with uppdation of social media fourms and promoting various events.
It is very urgent too apply andf hence there is no deadline. we would keep looking for volunteers until we find a suitable one:)
How to Apply:
The essence of TaTuTa program supported by the Bugday organisation is to visit Eco farms , to understand the concept and to take part in the work happening in the farms. The support for the farmers either financially or with hard work would help the volunteers an opportunity to understand their animal and vegetables farming and their daily routine, help the farmer in thheir daily routine and at the same time enjoy the clean air of the mountains , enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the surroundings and could experience personally as to how different was the lives of their grandparents.
It is very urgent to apply and hence there is no deadline. We would look for applicants until we get our suitable volunteers:)
How to Apply:
Please apply with your English Resume , your letter of motivation and your photos to the email address evs(at)messzlato(dot)hu . Please mention without fail “Dedetepe” as the subject matter. please wrtie your covering letter in English as we would be forwarding your application straight away to the host organisation.
Messzelato also took part in SLOW week organisey by SLOW Budapest between 14th of June to 21st of June, 2013.. The goal was to reach a point where everyone understands the importance of Conscientuous slowing down of the tempo. June 21st is celebrated for many many years in many parts of the World as slow day.
During the course of the SLOW week , the participants could take part every day in many activities and experience the situation and feel as to how little actually means a lot.
Guess with Messzelátó you would have on 15h of June "Slowed down" at Super8. We conducted children friendly activities and also made lip balms with young and old alike.
Here you could see some of the photos from our June 15th activities. :)
We thank every one who came to be there with us and slowed down with us.!
Should you also feel that it is just not enough to worry about Mother earth , but also do something for her ? If your answer is yes , then please come as a volunteer at Comarca del Matarrana neighbouring Katalonia and valencia. You could enjoy the natural surroundings of spain for a period of six months and contribute towards beautifying it. An organisation with name identical to the place Comarca del Matarrana has announced a project for which we are looking for youngsters who are staunch environment protectors , who are conscious about the green future and who take active part in any program dealing with saving Mother Earth.
Very urgently needeed volunteers , hence there is no closing date. We would be loooking till we find suitable volunteers! :)
How to Apply:
We at Messzelato are getting into the thick of action again during the 6th Green Summer University program. Should you like to meet us and take part in one of our activities during this summer then this is your chance!!!
When and Where? In Velence , 2013 Július 18-21
During the 5 days program , there would be intensive excahnge of ideas on various grren global issues. This time around the oragnisers of the summer university program are looking answers for as to how to form new ideas that would chnage a society , how a justified wave of indignation can be converted into a revolutionary campaign and good people can come together and change this world.
It is possible that another week end is gone , but we could start preparing for the coming week end! Is a new picinic being planned? We have an idea : Look around your home and collect all the plastic bags and create things with it later!
Please spread 4-6 layers of plastic bags between 2 layers of baking paper and with the help of an iron , please press and you could see that all the layers would melt together.
Please be careful about :
Believe it or not , The folks at MagNet bank are so mind that they ahve requested their clients to donate the 10% bank profit that they had through them could be donated to any civil organsiation.We are so lucky this time around that we are in their organsation list that are eligible to get this donation. We would be very greatful to you if you could donate this 10% to us. For you it would be only a 3 minutes work , but for us it is a question of survival..
The donating process is a very simple procedure. The clients of MagNet bank would have got a letter with codes represnitng various civil organisation and they could chose amongst them. Look for Messzelato listából fill in the code and you are good to go!
You could read more in detail about KAP program here.
An organisation named L'arche is offfering volunteering opportunities outside the boundaries of EVS. It is not a disadvantage if you have already done EVS or you are over the age limit. We have not sent volunteers to them tilll date and we do not know them very well, but we found them very sympathetic. The chosen applicant would be given the same preparatory training like any other EVS program like training before departure , and also suppport you constantly during your stay there. This is something like EVS , Just from a different source and you would not even feel the difference.
You could find from the attached document (Guide és Agrement)as to what could be expected there. Kindly request you to give a serious read , give a hard think about whether would you be able to undergo this volunteership wihich is mainly indoors and with intellectualy challenged persons. Me ( Kati ) have personally worked with the underabled youths and found to be a enriching experienec and found them very lovable.But not every one could do this program. should you have any doubts , please visit one of the institutions here in budapest to undestand better. the advantage of the project is that you could decide after 3 months probation as to whether you wnat to stay further or not.
Do you have a program till the middle of Septemebr ? You could spend a very exciting and active end of summer time with volunteers from 10 different countries. New advetnures , Friends and opportunity to acquire new language skills are waiting for you.We are looking for 2 who would be spending time with Polish children , playing with them and mkaing them understand the foreign language world. The langauage of the proejct would be English and also if necessary hand -feet demonstartive expressions:)
You need to apply urgently and this is the reasonn why we have not mentioned a date.We would be looking around for volunteers until we find one. :)
How to Apply:
Please send your letter of motivation as wellas your resume in English language and also a couple of your photos to kati(at)messzlato(dot)hu e-mail address. Without fail please write the email subject matter as :" Eurobackyard3” . We would be sending your applicatio to our polish partners and hence request you to write the covering letter in English.
Alos it is important to register with us by filling up this form, so that we would be the sending organisation.!
Applicants should have a valid hungarian proof of residence and should be below 30 years of age.!
Important ! should you wish to write to us regarding the project , please wrtie at kati(at)messzelato(dot)hu address with email subject as " Eurobackyard3” !
Some people prepare their compost at the back of their garden , Some people in their building courtyard , but we do our compost in our balcony or in our circular corridor and do it indoors during winter. Our Balcony worms live their lives peacefully in some of the paint buckets and break down the green trash like Potato skins , dried up leaves and egg skins.
You could also make your own compost very easily. We have given below our recipe very briefly.
1. Acquire 2-3 large paint tins or buckets.
2. Leave the bucket at the bottom untouched andthe buckets above , please make 2 cm Square shaped holes.
3. Make small holes at the top of the buckets too.
4. Please place some Yoghurt cups or something bigger in the bucket without holes and place on it the buckets with holes.The extra fluid from the compost and it is called would be trickling down to this bucket through the holes and this is named earthworm tea which is totally liked by all the plants. You can sprinkle all your balcony plants and indoors plants with this liquid which is full of rich minerals.The support is given to avoid the top bucket not submersed in the fluid for a long time.
5. Please put some house hold greem trash like potato skins and dried leaves to the top bucket.
6. After 2 weeks when the process of composting starts happening, you could put the earth worm into the top bucket.We had put about half a kilo of earth worms for a big paint bucket.Please be carfeul about the choice of earth worms as it would not be helpful to use any type of earth worm.