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Youngsters from Emigrant Croatian Communities Volunteering Again in Summer

 

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Around 40 young people from emigrant Croatian communities around the world will spend 20 days this summer volunteering in Šibenik…

Youngsters from Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Macedonia and other nations will volunteer in Šibenik from 24 July to 13 August 2016 as part of ‘Eco Heritage Task Force 2016’ organised by the Croatian Heritage Foundation. The volunteers will take part in programmes connected with the Šibenik fortress, Krka National Park and archaeological excavations at the Burnum site.

St. Nicholas Fortress (photo credit: Šibenik-tourism.hr)

St. Nicholas Fortress (photo credit: Šibenik-tourism.hr)

The programme is an ideal way for the youngsters to actively get to know the town of Šibenik and its surroundings as well as building a strong connection with the land of their forefathers.

The group will be accompanied by a field leader, a Croatian language lecturer, media workshop leader and the head of drama film workshops. The group will spend some of their days up keeping partsof hiking trails at the National Park.

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Launched in 1992, the Croatian Heritage Foundation traditionally organises the volunteer Task Force programmes in which young people from the homeland and the emigrant communities work on preserving the environment, redeveloping derelict parts of Croatia’s natural heritage, monuments, cultural and historical points of interest, which has led to a transformation of the project to the ECO HERITAGE TASK FORCE.

“The need to preserve our natural and cultural heritage is a challenge that remains. The involvement of youth is a natural necessity, as they hail from Croatia and will endeavour to contribute to preserving its natural environment and wealth and to become better acquainted with it,” CHF say.

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For more details how to take part you can visit the website here.

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