CYA Krik issues an open call for 5 participants in the project "We make Democracy!" Where: Online platform (for the first activity), further activities of the project will take place in Switzerland (probably summer 2021, no exact dates due to the pandemic) When: The first activity will take place online from 26.05-27.05, and the dates for further activities will be determined later. The "We make democracy 2" project is a project for inclusion that encourages[…]
Center for Youth Activism Krik announces an open call for youth workers to participate in a focus group that will focus on the question "How can we use the gamification method in youth work?" Where # Where: Microsoft Teams platform 📅 # When: 04.02.2021, ⏰: 12:00 Interested participants can apply by filling out the following application form. 📅 # Application deadline: 03.02.2021 […]
The two months that I spent in Skopje was an experience which I’ll cherish for the rest of my life especially memories I’ve recently collected, friendships I’ve made, things I’ve learnt and the places I’ve seen . The culture and the language are spectacularly interesting also familiar at the same time. Volunteering experience in my opinion is ah-ha moment for those who are in a search for their own life, and for those who are aware what to do with one’s life it’s a great opportunity which i think should be seized for self improvement and personal growth. Great experiences begins with a journey and I want to thank KRIK team for being supportive and encouraging during this journey and experience. Last but not least working with children/youngsters who had been diagnosed with disabilities and working with disadvantaged groups gives one a perspective which is substantially important also chance to be change as to what we want to change in society.
I was planning to participate in a volunteering project for so long and I am so happy that it finally happened with Krik. I’ve spent 2 months with them and it’s been a great experience for me. I’ve learned a lot of things from them and we’ve built a good friendship together. I’ve never felt like a stranger with them because they were always so welcoming. Thanks to Nala in the office, I got over my dog fear. She is the cutest dog ever and I will miss her so much. We prepared workshops for young people with disabilities. It was such a unique opportunity to work with them. Being a volunteer widen my perspective and the happiness of being able to touch their lives was very special. Also in Skopje, due to the fact that there are a lot of Turkish people, most of the time I felt like I am home. It was one of the most important things that helped me to adapt quickly to Macedonia. When I look back, I'm sure these two months will always be the times that I will miss. I am so thankful to the Krik team for their kindness and their help during this process. I hope we will have a chance to meet again in the future.
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.