История за правата на децата

Една история за правата на децата, разказана от Дани на 10 години.
Имало едно дете, което много обичало да ходи на училище, но неговите родители спечелили лотария и решили, че като имат пари могат да имат всичко и детето им може и да не ходи на училище. Горкото дете всеки ден тъжно гледало през прозореца, когато неговите съученици всяка сутрин тръгвали на училище. Един ден класната извикала родителите на детето и им казала, че има Конвенция за правата на децата и Чл. 28 гласи, че децата имат право на качествено образование, децата трябва да се насърчават да ходят на училище до възможно най-високата степен.

 

Кулинарни забавления

Заедно с децата и доброволците от Програма Еразъм + по Проект „Училище – мечта“ започнахме кулинарни забавления.

Много често говорим, че децата консумират вредна храна, която влияе отрицателно на техните навици и здраве. Според здравните организации все по- често забелязваме в децата наднормено тегло, нарушена обмяна на веществата и от там диабет и други хранителни разстройства.

Ние от сдружение „Василица“ започнахме поредица с  кулинарни събития, в които главни герои са децата. Те ще имат възможността да събират здравословни рецепти и да  ги приготвят.

Тази седмица  Моли, която е на 11 години представи своето предложение Здравословни бонбони

Ето и рецептата:

Продукти:

500 гр. Фурми

200 гр. орехи

1щипка индийско орехче

100 гр. стафиди

Брашно от Рожков ( или какао)

Кокосови стърготини

 

Начин на приготвяне:

Фурмите ги обезкостяваме и нарязваме на ситно, слагаме ги в дълбока  купа, към тях прибавяне стафидите, ситно смлените орехи. приготвяме тесто. От така получената смес оформяме топчета. Половината от сместа се овалва в кокосови стърготини, а останалата в брашно от Рожков (или како).

 

 

ОБУЧЕНИЕ ЗА ПРАВАТА НА ДЕЦАТА

Сдружение „Василица“ започна серия от обучения за Правата на децата в НЧ „Зора – 1“ 1937г. с. Бенковски.

Обученията са резултат от серия обучения на „Национална мрежа на децата„, в които младежи от сдружение „Василица“ участваха.

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Правата на детето са човешките права на децата, със специално внимание към правата на специална закрила и грижи, предоставени на по-младите, включително правото им на асоцииране с двамата биологични родители, човешката идентичност, както и правото на основните нужди като храна, платено от държавата образование, здравеопазване и наказателното право, подходящо за възрастта и развитието на детето. Интерпретациите на правата на децата варират от позволяване за децата на способността за автономни действия до прилагане на законова и държавна грижа за освобождаване на децата от физически, умствени и емоционални злоупотреби.

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В процеса на обучение, децата ще се учат да използват правилно своите права, а също така и да научат възрастните да ги използват. Ще се научат да бъдат партньори на възрастните и заедно с тях да създават добри и работещи механизми.

Капитан Планета

на 13 май заедно с ЕДС доброволците по Програма Еразъм+ рециклирахме отпадъци. Инициативата ни имаше за цел да покаже как можем да използваме отпадъците повторно и какво можем да направим с тях. Осен работилница, ние представихме и изложба от вече изработените ни предмети. Най – голям интерес предизвикаха купичките от хартия.S2750430

Let´s Make This Day Special!

Learning, learning, playing, learning, playing, writing homework – this is a picture of usual day in a primary school. Christmas is coming and we wanted to break childrens´ stereotype with a little bag full of Christmas mood. Have we succeeded?

We brought Christmas decorations and together with children made the Christmas tree in front of the school colourful. I must admit that this was the fastest transformation of an usual tree into a tree in Christmas clothes I had ever seen. At one moment I really wanted to have all these energetic kids at home with me when decorating the Christmas tree – 5 minutes and a job would be done! Of course with many smiles! 🙂

After our task had been accomplished I checked a value of our artwork in eyes of children.

´Is the tree beautiful?´ I asked.

´Of course, it´s ours!´ There was a reply.

Finally, I would like to mention that our Christmas tree is very brave – because of its location it would have to resist not only a blowing wind, but also playful kids and a dynamics of their ball games. 🙂

Who Are Our Volunteers? Introducing Ivana Godulova

Her name is Ivana and she is from a heart of  Europe – Slovakia. She lived in Czech Republic last few years but now she is enjoying Bulgarian tropical paradise! Why did she move to Varna? What does she do here?  See Ivana´s answers and read more about her EVS experience on our blog!

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Ivka, could you introduce yourself to us?

Hello, I am Ivana, it is written that I have got a Slovak nationality in my ID, but I think of myself more as a citizen of universe and then, if necessary to state a nationality, Czechoslovak. Some people say my mental age is around 10 years old but who knows, maybe I have already been here for centuries. 😉

Why did you choose EVS? What was your main reason?

After years of studying and one year of full-time working experience I wanted to do something with a meaning (according to my criterias) and I also needed more time for my own interests. EVS was the easiest solution – you have more free time than full-time employed person and projects are (or should be) socially relevant with a purpose of common good.

Why did you choose Bulgaria and why exactly Varna?

I wanted to go volunteering to one of Balkan countries. A problem was that I was not looking for EVS projects in advance. In February I quit my job, in March I started to search for projects and I wanted to start volunteering in May as latest. If you have no plan, Bulgaria is a good choice, because it´s a country of improvisations. To be honest, I think I was lucky to find the project of Vasilica in the mood of last minute panic, because it matches some of my interests. Location near the sea was just a bonus.

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What is a main purpose of Vasilica ? Can you tell us more about this organisation ?

Vasilica is a small organization which has 3 main types of activities on its agenda:

1. Donations to poor families (e.g. donations of clothes, school supplies, … );

2. Educational activities with children – especially creating little things (e.g. dolls, decorations, … ) but also other activities;

3. Creating things for selling as a form of funding.

A purpose of Vasilica is to help especially socially disadvantaged children and families and this is something very much needed in Bulgaria. An office is located near a very poor part of Varna with many people not only of Bulgarian, but also of Roma and Turkish origin.

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How does your daily routine in Varna look like?

Well, I usually wake up around 5:30, after breakfast I read book(s) and I have got my first training. After that I do my volunteering job – most of the time I am with children doing creative and artistic activities, playing sport or games, learning or just spending time together. After work the second training (this is an ideal, sometimes I am lazy) and I read again, draw or just think and dream. It´s 23:00 and my bed wants to hug me. Whole day I am in contact with beings I love, otherwise I wouldn´t survive. Sorry, guys, I am not a party animal – but no worries, for that we´ve got other awesome volunteers here!

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What are the biggest differences between Varna and a city you lived in before? 

Last few years I lived in Brno, Czech Republic. A huge difference is poverty, which is bigger in Varna than in Brno. When I arrived in Varna I was amazed by horses and carriages you can see on a daily basis in the streets. A gypsy man, a horse and a carriage – this is a very romantic picture according to my mind, like the picture from the past when gypsies and horses used to be the best friends. Then you see a boy running after the carriage collecting rubbish instead of going to school or playing soccer. And if you look better, sometimes that boy hasn´t got even shoes.

People in Bulgaria are also different. When I arrived I thought everybody was shouting and everybody was angry with me. Later when I started to understand a little bit of Bulgarian I noticed they are just telling me nice words (well, not always ;)) in a very loudly way. I have to admit that even after 7 months I am not used to this style of communication perfectly.

Would you like to tell us something more ?

If you plan to stay longer time in Bulgaria and you are dealing with a question of life and death -´Should I bring my road bike with me or not? -, my reply is: Bring it! It´s possible to find good roads here and you will have a chance to explore Bulgarian countryside and magical villages with their beauties. (But be prepared for many punctures!)

Who Are Our Volunteers? Introducing Jarik Kopper

Today we would like to introduce you our new volunteer from Germany. His name is Jarik Kopper and he has already been in Varna for seven weeks. Who is this mysterious young man? Let´s see in our interview!

Hello Jarik ! Please tell us something about you!

Hi, I am Jarik, doing my EVS here in Varna with “Василица“. I am 18 years old and I come from Wunstorf, a small ancient (!), let’s call it “city” near Hannover. Here I used to live with my family, studied at High School and of course enjoyed some leisure time (which wasn’t that less after finishing High School). I am a big fan of playing piano, going running and scouting.

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Why did you choose EVS ? What was your main reason ? Why did you choose Bulgaria and why exactly Varna ?

After finishing High School I realised that I am still not really sure what to do next, but I was really interested in doing some volunteering service (connected to some social work), exploring Eastern Europe with its people and culture and finally I also had the secret hope to get to some little less rainy, warmer and bigger city. So when I checked for some projects I quickly found out about the EVS and I really liked the idea of exploring some new country by volunteering. The VIA, a German organisation supporting the EVS, then proposed me the project of Василица which seemed to be quite interesting and when I checked about Bulgaria with its very different culture and especially about Varna as an international destination at the Black Sea, I decided that this could be a nice option for the first year after school.

What have you already experienced in Varna ? How long are you in Varna ?

I am living in Varna now since1,5 months but my first experience I already had while I was still in Germany and applying for the project: I was applying for Василица in May and since that I was waiting for the response of the Bulgarian national agency: It became June, July, August until I finally got the acceptance. Probably in this case it isn’t only a Bulgarian problem but in some kind it is typical for Bulgarian lifestyle which is often much more relaxed than for example in Germany. But although this little more “relaxed lifestyle” can be kind of annoying from time to time, I have to say that I am starting to enjoy this “Bulgarian lifestyle” – although mean tongues will maybe say I have been always living Bulgarian lifestyle and I am becoming to Bulgarian now – and I mean this life style has lots of advantages: Busses are stopping even if you are not standing at the bus station, the pressure of being all the time on time is missing and in the beginning of last century even one Bulgarian president only survived an attack on himself because he came late to the event where they planned to kill him – so if this isn’t convincing – I don’t know…the Turkish and Bulgarian community in Bulgaria and the problem of corruption is really obvious here.

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What is a main purpose of your EVS ? Do you like it ? How do you usually spend your time with kids? How old are the children?

At the moment I am doing my EVS together with Oliver and Ivana at the primary school “Васил Левски” in Аспарухово, the most south part of Varna. Purpose of the project is to create some programme for the kids during their breaks and to support them with their homework if necessary. I am for example offering piano lessons, doing language competitions or support them at their English homework. Although we had not less coordinating problems in the beginning and kids can really claim your energy if they have planned their own projects for us volunteers I am mostly pretty enjoying this kind of work because we have so much possibilities for creating programmes and grace to all this still very interested children at school each day is guaranteeing some new, surprising experiences.

До скоро! 🙂

We Are Heroes From the School

Great news! Vasilica is growing. We welcomed new international faces in our organisation and started a new project “Училище” (“The School”) in October. Every day we, the volunteers, go to a primary school and prepare art, music, sport and language activities for children.

Kids have proved to be not just curious learners of English language but also the best teachers of Bulgarian. More language-passionate volunteers have already started to learn Turkish, although kids said we would have to work harder to receive “шестица” (the best grade). 🙂

Why are we heroes?

  • Because together with kids we play piano like little Mozarts:
  • We are not afraid of a huge bass guitar and our playful fingers dance on it better than on a dance floor:

„Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.“ [Picasso]

  • Gogh, Picasso, Dali… and US!  We are not grown up, therefore we are artists! We play with ideas, experiment in drawing and draw experiments:

What other superpowers will we gain together with kids next weeks? Let´s see – just follow our blog or read the stars (in this case you can inform us)! 🙂

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Довиждане!

 

Vasilica at the Farmers´ Market

It is a Saturday morning. You look out of the window and spontaneously draw the cover over your head. Cold grey days are coming and there is a cup of warm tea missing on the desk next to your bed. You are looking to the past nostalgically: “Sun, cocktails, beaches, warm Black Sea, summer in Varna… – I want all of you back!”  How to solve this desperate situation?

Solution is easy! Just come to the Farmers´ Market in the Mall Varna, find a stall with the name of our organisation and we will fill your day with colours (Yes, our hand-made products are colourful 🙂 ). We will present you the handcrafted creations we have made together with kids, such as dolls, jewellery, wool mobile phone cases, Christmas decorations and much more. By purchasing any of our products you will support our organisation, thus enabling us to buy new material for future educational activities with children. I guarantee you will grab a bit of summer there as some of the dolls are really and real summer dolls, e.g. a Latin dance and a Colombian man.

We also run workshops for kids and enthusiasts who are eager to learn something new. Last week,we were showing how to create two types of Christmas decorations – little Christmas trees and tiny winter caps. If you still have got no idea about a present for your friend, come and make a gift for her/him by yourself. Don´t worry, we will show you how! However, we are only technical dwarfs listening to your creative ideas. 🙂

Fight against grey days! Choose colours and come to us! 🙂

WHAT?  Organisation Vasilica at the Farmers´ Market – workshops for children (and courageous adults) and selling hand-made products

WHEN? Every Saturday from cca 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE? The Farmers Market, Mall Varna, floor -2, Varna, Bulgaria

We are looking forward to seeing you!

Нов закон за храните бе одобрен от Министерски съвет

Оползотворяването на храната, годна за употреба, която не се използва, е необходим механизъм за осигуряване на храна за социално слаби, на нуждаещи се в случаи на кризи и бедствия. Регламентацията на законово ниво ще даде яснота относно това на какви условия трябва да отговарят занимаващите се с тази дейност и начините да бъдат контролирани. Очаква се законовата регламентация да доведе до стимулиране повече неправителствени организации да се включат в процеса по осигуряване на хранително подпомагане на нуждаещи се лица. Изненадващ момент в законопроекта е предложението за намаляване с над 10 пъти съществуващите санкции за производство и продажба на генетично модифицирани храни. Предвижда се глобата за производство и/или продажбата на храни и добавки, съдържащи съставки, произведени от ГМО.В проектозакона за храните се регламентират също така процедури за регистрация/одобрение на обекти за производство и търговия с храни, условията и реда  за пускане на пазара в България за първи път на храни със специално предназначение и хранителни добавки, както и изискванията при търговията с храни от разстояние и регистрацията на транспортните средства за превоз на стоки от неживотински произход.

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