Introducing Vision 2050, uniting the youth groups of the Order of Malta and setting common goals – these were the basic aims of the working meeting at Budapest. In addition, the Malteser Youth Network in Central and Eastern Europe had the chance to strengthen their group, and discuss further steps.
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An international workshop, a tutoring program, volunteer psychologists from the side of the institution’s leaders, talent show at Ócsa, quiz night, teambuilding and social events – these were the happenings of the Budapest Malteser Youth group during the month of March.
Albania, Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Romania, Ukraine – youth leaders from Order of Malta Relief Organisations gathered from six countries on the first weekend of March in Romania. During the workshop they closed the international project going on for more than two years, and at the same time they started to build the foundations of a long term cooperation.
“All these emotions and feelings, which have now gathered in the hall, could fill up all the laptops and cameras here” said a Ukrainian participant, on the last day of the Media in Volunteering youth exchange project. Simulation games, international contacts, media-engaged youngsters, crossing borders – this happened during eight days in Lithuania.
Traveling halfway around the world to pursue charitable objectives with young cyclists, an app that helps the visually impaired, the European Voluntary Service in 60 seconds, creativity on International Volunteers’ Day and the International Camp for Disabled Youth of the Order of Malta in videos and newspaper articles. Here we’ll show you 10 separate examples of volunteer work appearing in the media.
Long planning, looking into the needs, application process and preparation training – all these steps had to be fulfilled before the new program has recently started. Arriving to the practical phase from the preparatory work, 24 psychologists started to work at the institutions of the Hungarian Charity Service of the Order of Malta in the central Hungarian region from January.
Select 27 youth coordinators from 17 countries, add 4 experienced and enthusiastic trainers, bring them to Iceland, host the group in the inspiring environment of a hostel which used to be a biscuit factory, give tools and methods to them, that they can use later on in projects and youth exchanges – this is how you end up with a perfect international training!