February in CAT:
Winter workshops are organized by CAT foundation during winter break between 30th of January and 10th of February. Our goal was to entertain children and youngsters of Leszno in order to present them to other cultures and to teach them some skills. We were divided in small groups and were sent to different places around Leszno.
First week, we were going to Lasocice and to Leszno’s schools. We had the opportunity to introduce our land and culture to kids- between 6 and 10 years old. The presentations consist on showing the map, showing some photos from landscapes, the best places to go and basic facts and cultural games (teaching them some basic words from each language). The countries involved were Greece, France, Italy, Lithuania, Finland, Spain and Portugal. Between these cultural presentations we organized some workshops involving recycling objects, handmade crafts, juggling and magic but also games and sports activities. Apart from that the English volunteer and the Ukrainian volunteer, James and Tetyana , were in the Lenguage commutation project concentrating on CVs’ and team building activities in the Ekonomic school of Leszno. Ida, the Finnish volunteer said “At first, the contact with the kids was difficult because of the barrier of the language. But after get to know them and games, they were really active and excited.
During second week, we changed from Lasocice to Trzebiny, another little town near Leszno. The kids were really passionate about everything and to get to know new things. Miglė, the Lithuanian volunteer said “I didn’t expect that kids would be so creative”. In addition, we learnt that with kids we cannot follow the schedule and just do things according with their personalities. At the end of the week we’ve had the opportunity to participate in a Carnaval party for all the little once.
Furthermore, the English communication workshops continue to work but with other volunteers involved, practicing with the youngsters and develop their language capacities with games and team building activities. In this week we also had the Italian Communication Workshop, we taught first the basics of language beginning from the grammar rules and then using not formal activities to help youngsters to memorize the words. Then we specifically spoke about sentences that can be useful for working in restaurants. Generally the young were very interested in the lessons, and I was so surprised to see so much interest and curiosity.
Let’s not forget the activities we’ve had for Action Reaction group. We all took turns and involved our young participants in amazing ideas around the city. We’ve created our own version of a Leszno map, we’ve placed all best places to visit and even did a bit of modern art by getting Leszno known graffiti in the journal.
What an Amazing time !!!
We were in Rynek for raising awareness to end violence is about changing people’s hearts and minds.We prepared a multicultural video.Why we did this ?
- Violence against women is a human rights violation.
- Violence against women is a consequence of discrimination against women, in law and also in practice, and of persisting inequalities between men and women
- Violence against women and girls is not inevitable. Prevention is possible and essential.
- Violence against women continues to be a global pandemic.
Here is the video ! I hope you will like ;
World Smile Day is celebrated on the first Friday in the month of October every year.The idea of World Smile Day was coined and initiated by Harvey Ball.He thought that we, all of us, should devote one day each year to smiles and kind acts throughout the world. The smiley face knows no politics, no geography and no religion. And we did today in HS nr 1.
We have to smile for do an act of kindness.Help one person smile ! SMILE whatever happens ! 🙂
On April 22, CAT volunteers arrive in Galeria Leszno where it was organized a Challenge about books. 6 stations, in each station a challenge. Don Quixote, The little prince, Nicholas Sparks collection, religious and polish literature had space in our activities.
Group of friends, parents and children, brothers and sisters… everyone had the change to participate.
We also provided an amazing Instagram frame which people could use and take nice pictures. The photos are now in out official facebook page where their friends can vote for the best one.
All the prizes for the winners were provided by CAT Fundacja and Niepubliczna Szkoła Języka Angielskiego DUAL.
See you in our next ACTION AND REACTION event. 😀
Wonderful surprise volunteers from CAT Foundation organized for all women in Leszno. More than 3 weeks of preparation and 400 origami flowers were created.
The weather in this day wasn’t good, with a small rain, but when you entered on Rynek you really started to feel that spring was coming and on your face a smile started to grow up, because on Rynek were 6 beautiful flowerbed with origami flowers.
And every woman could take for free this colorful, handmade and lovely flower.
After few hours all flowers found their owners.
One more time we want to say: Happy Women’s day!!!
With EVS Volunteers and Polish Youth we decided to organize an event about the Violence against the women.
We have some ideas as put all around the city center a very impressing picture that each volunteer coloured:
Then we ask to people to join us and to turn on a candle as symbol of their help to fight this big problem..
The main activity of our event was the flashmob, created on the music “Break the Chain”, song edited in 2013 for a big world flashmob about this topic.
Special thanks to the restaurant Bulka z Maslem to give us the electricity and permit us to do the event!
“We must act today to ensure that future generations can enjoy humanity’s common
audiovisual heritage tomorrow. This heritage carries lessons, information and
knowledge that are essential to share. It is a foundation of identity and belonging as
well as a wellspring of innovation and creativity.”
Director-General of UNESCO
The General Conference in 2005 approved the commemoration of a World Day for Audiovisual Heritage as a mechanism to raise general awareness of the need for urgent measures to be taken and to acknowledge the importance of audiovisual documents as an integral part of national identity.
This is our goal! The Action Reaction group creates a multimedial document to recording and keeping the view of youth people about Leszno, their city!
We discussed about which are the aspects that youngh people appreciate more in Leszno: the answers were sometimes unexpected!
Click on the link to discovered them!
Enjoy the video!
Leszno, 28th September 2015
Did it never happen to you to listen something, be surprised and think: “Really?! Right to know!”
This feeling is so good and frequence that in the world today is the International Right to Know Day and we of CAT decided to create an event with Akcja Reakcja group to spread a lot of couriosity to people in Leszno!
Also the EVS volunteers pertecipated to organize it finding informations about Italy, Hungary, Brasil, Spain, Portugal and Estonia!
It was really nice to see the surprised faces of people reading the papers that our volunteers distributed in Rynek!