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2 04, 2021

Easter Letter from our European Solidarity Corps Volunteers

April 2nd, 2021|Categories: Blog, Events, Press release|

  “There are always flowers for those who want to see them” - Henri Matisse   Dear friends and partners, We are writing you in this awakening time of the year when we celebrate Easter. We are four European Solidarity Corps volunteers – Marina, Marina, Margarida, Cristian - at YMCA Romania, in Baia Mare, serving [...]

1 04, 2021

April 1st, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

We are especially pleased to announce that today is the official date to embark on a 2-year journey for the Erasmus Plus - EU-funded #AlwaysON For Youth strategic partnership! The consortium YMCA Romania, YMCA Europe, Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service - CCIVS, Asociatia Young Initiative, Сдружение "Надежда-ЦРД" / Nadejda-CRD Sdrujenie will work to increase the [...]

29 03, 2021

Cleaning Firiza – it’s the Green Club!

March 29th, 2021|Categories: Events, Press release, Projects|

Last Friday (the 26th of March) international and local volunteers from Baia Mare got together to clean Lake Firiza. This was the first of the many cleaning actions that will follow in the YMCA's Green Club. It's very important to protect these green spaces that are so precious for the community, as well as the [...]

25 03, 2021

Mandalas in Firiza

March 25th, 2021|Categories: Events, Press release, Projects|

This Tuesday our international volunteers were in Firiza in Asociația Mansio to teach something new to the kids of the community. They brought materials such as wood sticks and wool and teached the kids some new skills. Making mandalas with these materials is not only about learning a new craft, you are also improving you [...]

22 03, 2021

Cycling in Bucharest!

March 22nd, 2021|Categories: Blog, Events, Press release|

Our international volunteer Margarida Honório has been in Bucharest last weekend. She took a break from touristing to participate in an activity organized by "COSI - Civic Orientation and Social Integration", an association that also works with international volunteers in the capital. COSI has organized an afternoon of cycling through Calea Victoriei to promote the [...]

17 03, 2021

“Building Stronger Communities” February Vlog is Out!

March 17th, 2021|Categories: Events, Press release, Projects|

Our international volunteers from the "Building Stronger Communities" project have shared with us their experience volunteering in YMCA Romania once again, as they do every month. This video shows us very shortly the type of things that have happened in February in the life of the volunteers: traveling, participating in activities with the community, doing [...]

16 03, 2021

First Month of Bianca’s ESC Project in Nederland – Ice Cream in February

March 16th, 2021|Categories: Events, Press release, Projects|

Bianca was sent by YMCA Romania to collaborate with Old Vechte Foundation on an ESC Project (The Extra Miles) in Ommen, in the Netherlands. She will be there for one year, and we were very curious to know how her experience has been so far, so we asked her to send us a small testimonial [...]

10 03, 2021

Firiza Neighborhood Activities

March 10th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Our international volunteers from the "Building Stronger Communities" project have started going to Firiza on Tuesdays to make activities with the kids after school in collaboration with Mansio Association. Last week we went there to play with a big colorful parachute. There is a lot of fun you can have with this! With a ball, [...]

22 02, 2021

YMCA Work with Refugees and Migrants Conference

February 22nd, 2021|Categories: Events, Press release, Projects|

On the 19th of February we all watched the "YMCA Work with Refugees and Migrants" online conference. It was a very informative experience for all of us, given the high level of speakers there. We truly appreciated to have such a deep insight on different perspectives, because the speakers came from different backgrounds, such as [...]

22 02, 2021

Teaching Sustainable Lifestyle in Cavnic

February 22nd, 2021|Categories: Events, Press release, Projects|

During the last two weeks the international volunteers have been doing workshops with Colegiul Economic Pintea Viteazul in Cavnic about sustainable lifestyle. We started with questions to the kids about this type of lifestyle and discovered that when it comes to food, the kids know some good sustainable practices. Since they live in Cavnic, a [...]