CYA Krik is looking for 4 participants+ 1 group leader for a Youth exchange in Lunteren, Netherlands. Where: Lunteren, Netherlands When: 10.08- 20.08.2021 Summary of the project: Our project will bring together 9 organizations that work with people with mental disabilities and/or Down syndrome and physical disabilities but also visual impaired and hearing-impaired participants, in Lunteren, […]
CYA Krik is looking for 5 participants for a Training Course “Nature is Future” in Bursa, Turkey. Where: Bursa, Turkey When: 26.07-31.07.2021 Accommodation: NİHAT ASLANOBA UYGULAMA Hotel The aim of the Training course: The aim of the project is to encourage young people to actively contribute and raise awareness to environmental protection as well as eco-friendly solutions with […]
Двата месеци кои ги поминав во Скопје е искуство кое ќе ми остане до крајот на мојот живот, особено спомените што неодамна ги собрав, пријателствата што ги создадов, работите кои ги научив и местата кои ги видов. Културата и јазикот се спектакуларно интересни, исто така познати во исто време. Волонтерското искуство според мене е ах-ха момент, за оние кои што се потрага во сопствениот живот, и за тие кои се свесни што да прават во животот, одлична можност е што сметам дека не треба да се пропушти за самоподобрување и личен развој. Одличните искуства започуваат со патување, и сакам да им се заблагодарам на тимот на Крик што ми пружеа поддршка и охрабрување на ова патување и искуство. Последно, но не и помалку важно, работењето со млади лица со попреченост и млади лица со помалку можности ти дава нова перспектива, која е суштински важна, исто така е можност да го промениме тоа што сметаме дека треба да се промени во општеството.
Многу одамна планирав да бидам дел од волонтерски проект, и сум многу среќна што тоа конечно се случи во Крик. Поминав 2 месеци со нив, и беше одлично искуство за мене. Научив многу работи од нив и изградивме убаво пријателство. Никогаш не се почуствував како странец со нив, бидејќи тие секогаш се гостопримливи. Благодарение на Нала, јас го надминав мојот страв за кучиња. Таа е најслаткото куче што постои, и ќе ми недостига многу. Ние подготвувавме работилници за млади лица со попреченост, и одлична можност беше да се работи со нив. Да се биде волонтер, ја зголеми мојата перспектива, и среќата да се допре во нивните животи беше специјална. Исто така во Скопје, бидејќи има многу Турци, најголем дел од времето се чувствував како дома. Тоа беше една од најважните работи која ми помогна брзо да се адаптирам во Македонија. Кога ќе погледнам назад, овие два месеци се времиња кои ќе ми недостасуваат. Јас сум многу благодарна на тимот на Крик за нивната љубезност и нивната помош во овој процес. Се надевам дека ќе имаме можност да се видиме повторно во иднина.
During August, i volunteered in Skopje and accumulated great memories. I learned the culture and language of Macedonia. I had the to visit many museums and places of worship in different languages and religions. I had the opportunity to work with young people with disabilities in the center of Down Syndrome and in Zavod. It was a great experience for me. On my visit to Ohrid , a beautiful lake and a very historic building welcomed me. Krik and i have done a lot of work . i thanked them for everything. I believe that we will shape our future with goodness.
As an EVS volunteer, I was placed at Center for Youth Activism – CYA KRIK in Skopje, North Macedonia. At KRIK, I have been learning the power, reach, and significance of youth work that is carried out by young people at the local level. Together with the KRIK team, I plan and facilitate workshops for disabled marginalized youth, formulate calls for applications for training at the Center, learn about and the broader scope of Erasmus+ and the opportunities it provides in Europe, and connect to local schools and the National Youth Council of Macedonia to further dialogue on the needs and rights of disabled and non-disabled youth in Macedonia.
EVS volunteer from Germany / 01.09.2016 – 01.09.2017 During the project, one of the first volunteering activities was to do a little bit of gardening and to redecorate the garden furniture from Krik Center, in order to give a touch of color to the place.
EVS volunteer from Poland / 01.10.2016 – 30.09.2017 My EVS experience has proved to be fulfilling both at the professional and personal level and hope to be back in Macedonia and the Balkans to carry out field work for my PhD studies.
I’ve never worked with people with disabilities, nor physical or mental ones. So at the beginning I didn’t know what to expect, or how to behave with them. The guys from Zavod, one of the special schools we work with, solved all my doubts breaking immediately the ice with a hug. And after that everything fitted in it’s right place. Same history for the youngsters in the other two schools: I’ve never experienced so many positivism and will to participate at workshop in students so young.
EVS volunteer from Germany / 01.09.2017 – 01.09.2018 I had the challenge to prepare workshops for young people with intellectual disabilities, who benefit from specialized services in Zavod Center, presenting them the information and playing interesting games together
EVS volunteer from Turkey / 01.05.2016 - 30.06.2017 Knowing you’re not alone in this work is something that charge you with positivity.
EVS volunteer from Turkey / 01.03.2018 – 28.04.2018 I’ve shared ideas and learned new points of view, debating topics and confronting myself and my life with others. I’ve met new friends, new opportunities, new languages and new traditions, and this is still going on, helping me to better understand who I am and what I can do to make the difference.
EVS volunteer from Turkey / 01.03.2018 - 28.04.2018 Activity that I really enjoyed a lot, was held outdoor, more precisely in the City Park, where together with the Scouts, we managed to bring smiles to the young participants from Zavod Center, spending a wonderful time together, and making them feel included in our group.
EVS volunteer from Turkey / 01.07.2018 -28.08.2018 In Macedonia – Skopje is wonderful, but Matka Canyon and Ohrid, will always remain my favorite places!!! I wish a lot of success to Krik Center, to continue with their work and to develop more volunteering projects in the future.
It was tiring, but it was worth it. I want to thank the Youth Offensive Association and Krik for choosing me in this project and also for trusting me. I would really like to participate in other volunteering projects in the future. Thank you!
The summer camp in Ohrid was so enjoyable and instructive for me. I’ll miss it. It was so different and enjoyable adventure for me. I met many people and I made lots of new friends. Thanks everyone here for everything and I hope we’ll meet again
At the first time, It was hard for me because of the Macedonian language. I couldn’t even read this language because of the different alphabet. Then, I took some Macedonian lessons in KRIK office and I got used to it. At least, I can read words in Macedonian and understand some basic things. As I travelled to the city, I realised that there were so many Turkish people. This fact helped me to feel home and makes the process of adaptation easier.
The Krik’s Office. A cosy house based on the hills. I’ve arrived in Spring, when all was covered in green. Nala, the cute dog of the office gave me a warm welcome barking happily. Inside a team of young people received me with smiles and hot coffee. And then my adventure begun.