The last 13th and 14th of May ELIX launched officially the 2017's workcamp season with the camp leaders' training that takes place every year and prepares the future leaders to face the experience of being the head of a group of volunteers in a volunteering program.
ELIX was founded in 1987 and since this moment, more than 300 voluntary work programs were organized in 104 areas of
and more than 5.000 young people participated in workcamps in and abroad. Greece
During the last few years, ELIX' workcamps have been focusing attention on the social problems aroused after the crisis in the country by organising summer camps for children with economical difficulties, in which volunteers from all over the world come and, in coordination with professional pedagogues, create a series of leisure activities to help them have a nice and fulfilling summer.
During the training for camp leaders, the participants assisted to sessions to very relevant topics such us the structure of the workcamps, conflict management, intercultural learning, overcoming stereotypes or the usage of non violent communication, among others. All of them realities that they will for sure face in the workcamps.
The next step of the leaders to be will be to attend the second part of the training in June, in which more specific details related to logistics and finance will be treated; and to fully load their batteries to make the best out of this experience and spend this summer in a unique way!
· Yannis Faivre, Erasmus Intern at “Dione” local development centre - email: firstname.lastname@example.org
· Vaso Charitopoulou, Head of “Dione” -