Speechless Reconciliation 2021 – Summer camp in Beskydy - More than words, peace and reconciliation…
Last week, C9 had the honour to actively contribute to the organisation of a 9-day summer camp in the Beskydy Mountains in the Czech Republic, where Czechia, Slovakia and Poland border reach each other. The summer camp is a sub-part of the “Speechless Reconciliation Project”, organized by members of the Rotary Club Prague International. The ambitious multi-year project is designed to support teen-age youth (16-17 years) from houses without parental care from different Balkan countries (Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo, North Macedonia).
During the summer camp, the group of youngsters spent their days in workshops, getting to know each other & learning more about each other: their ethnic, religious, social backgrounds, personal histories, feelings, dreams for the future, in order to foster mutual understanding and broaden their vision of what is possible in their own lives. It is in this way that they recognize the things that connect them as human beings.
The long-term vision is that within three to four years, at least 30 houses for children without adequate parental care, in Balkan and other Eastern European countries, will be participating in this program. The Speechless Reconciliation Project is not only about words, peace and reconciliation. It is even more about opening up opportunities and cooperation across Balkan and European regions that will lead to a future of long-term stability and an enviable quality of life.
For more information, please get in touch with us or visit the project's webpage: https://peaceprojectsrcpi.eu/
C9 is committed to further support the project in the next years to come.