Let’s plant Hope!












In the "European Year of Volunteering" and in the UN-declared "International Year of Forests", YMDRAB implemented project "Let’s plant Hope!". This project has been funded with support from the Youth in Action Programme oft he European Commission.



Human rights for all, equality of opportunities and social responsibilities







20 young people from rural municipalities Botevgrad, Pravets, Etropole and Velingrad took part in the training course “Human rights for all, equality of opportunities and social responsibilities”. The training took place from 1st to 8th April, 2011 in Velingrad. It was organized by “Youth movement for development of the rural areas in Bulgaria” /YMDRAB/. The participants were between 18 and 30 years old – equal number Rroma and Bulgarian youth.



In conclusion ...

The process of development and implementation of our project did cost a lot of effort, care and dedication. Unemployment among Roma young people and environmental protection may seem very different issues. We are both from mountain villages where a lot of Roma people live and so we have been thinking of working on such an initiative for a long time! That’s exactly what this project has given us: a framework enabling us to work on both topics at the same time. We organized a wide range of forestry activities which made the children feel important to society. We are glad that we managed to help them learn useful lessons. We also had many exciting unforgettable experiences together.



It’s time for planting!









We wanted our afforestation to have a great public interest and importance. For this we chose a treeless forest land above the village Lopyan. With its afforestation we would create a forest for timber production and fruit, forest for protection, protecting the watershed of Lopyanskata river, forest for recreation to improve the landscape near the village and last but not least - forest for experimentation and research.



To make our village beautiful !


Initiated by the students themselves first we made their school beautiful. Formed green spots where we planted saplings of ornamental species - western and eastern tuya, juniper, boxwood, Holly Tree etc.. We collected and brought by river pebbles, which we painted in different colors. With them we formed a variety of colorful alleys in which we planted many flowers. Theold trees to be beautiful also we painted their trunks white. At the end we weed out and swept all the paths in the school yard.



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Project “The magic to communicate” №2015-1-BG01-KA105-013472 has been funded with support from the “Erasmus+” Programme of the European Commission, administered in Bulgaria by “Human Resource Development Center”. This website reflects the views only of the author, and the European Commission, “Erasmus+” Programme or the HRDC cannot be held responsible for any of the contain or its use.

Project “Stronger Together: Youth Collaboration for interreligious solidarity” № 6471.2.PA.2015 is implemented with the support of the European Youth Foundation, Council of Europe. This website reflects the views only of the authors, and the Council of Europe and the European Youth Foundation cannot be held responsible for any of the contain or its use.

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