EVS Equality For All
Project description: 10 International volunteers helped us to develop a 1916 Commemorative Garden.
Through guidance, non-formal learning methods & use of creativity the volunteers along side other members of Eolas Soileir were part of a 2 week project to further develop our learning centre where groups and individuals who visit our centre can make use of outdoor and indoor areas that have multi-functional uses.
In the summer of 2014 & 2015, 10 volunteers helped create a space for reflection and meditation using art and nature – to promote creativity and an appreciation of each other and the outdoors. We promoted sustainability and recycling where possible.
In the summer of 2016 we ran a project for volunteers to continue the work started. We wanted to further enhance our developing learning centre in rural Ireland and provide a quality short term EVS experience for 10 young people from Europe. Our main emphasis this year is to construct a 1916 Commemorative Garden.
The objectives of the project were to:
- Provide an intercultural non-formal learning experience on a European level for young people.
- That the activities were designed to help the volunteer improve their social and practical skills.
- To support the volunteer’s daily activities which were in the field of the environment and cultural heritage.
- To provide activities that had a strong learning dimension.
- As our organisation promotes sustainability and permaculture we promoted the use of permaculture principals within this project.
- As this area has many heritage features we visited them to gain knowledge and inspiration from them.