Encounters project ended

Friday 21 January 2011

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Serra Guarneri 1In December 2010 Encounters project ended. This project has given the opportunity to four English boys to do volunteering at “Palma nana” in an area of nature reserve of the Regional Park Madonie “Serra Guarneri.

The aim is to develop their social skills and basic life skills: communication skills (listening and speaking another language), problem solving, working with others/working groups, acquisition and/or improvement of skills for future jobs.

The four British volunteers have participated in daily and seasonal activities of Serra Guarneri, in relation with training and assessment activities carried out by CESIE.

Following you find some of the activities carried out by the volunteers: restoring trails / roads, habitat maintenance, cleaning and care of the garden, planting and sowing in area nursery, harvest of olive – fruits and vegetables, pruning ornamental species, monitoring forest biodiversity, participation in activities on environmental education and environmental awareness, environmental engineering jobs in reserve Capo Rama; tree planting.

These activities have allowed him to become familiar with the Mediterranean biodiversity.

They have also been involved in various activities and cultural events in Serra Guarneri and Palermo. These included their daily activities have allowed them to experience the culture and traditions of the place.

Some of the volunteers would like to return in order to continue their discovery and knowledge of the area at natural and cultural level.


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