Sharing the Peace and Goodwill Message

Project Details

Code: UNA08
Start date: 25 ago 2017
End date: 08 sep 2017
Term: Workcamp (6-15 days)
Category: CULTURAL
Theme: CULT
Country: Afghanistan
State: Llangrannog
Airport: Heathrow
Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: 99

Description

The aim of the project is to bring the history of the Peace and Good Will message alive. Volunteers will be researching peace messages from their countries of original as well as around the world. They will also be reflecting on the peace and goodwill message of today and how that resonates with them and how they identify with the messages they find. The 8 international volunteers will be matched with 8 Welsh volunteers. The Sharing the Peace and Good Will Message project be included in the Raising Peace Campaign 2017.

Work And Activities

This is a very special project set up in the frames of Wales for Peace Campaign (http://www.walesforpeace.org/wfp/index.html). Supported by a team of local activists, the volunteers we will work with one of the biggest libraries in the UK to discover the most interesting and relevant stories of peace and goodwill from past generations in order to take them forward to the future. They will learn from Wales' peace heritage, interview people who faced the dangers of wars and conflicts and search the archives to create digital stories and videos that can make impact to local and global communities.Volunteers will also receive training on digitalization and intercultural competences.
The findings of the project will be published by Wales for Peace in various places online, through blogs, on YouTube, SoundCloud and across social media. If anyone has any equipment that may enhance the project, they are encouraged to bring it with them (smart phones, tablets video cameras etc.) but it is not an obligation.
The camp involves individuals, communities and movements who have championed Wales' peacebuilding role in the world, from the First World War to today. In 1922, the very first message of Peace and Goodwill was broadcast by the children of Wales to the rest of the world. It contained a straightforward wish – a world where there is: "no need for any of us, as we grow older, to show our pride for the country in which we were born by going out to hate and to kill one another”. Volunteers will also work on environmental projects within the local welsh community.

Accommodation And Food

Volunteers will be camping in a beautiful seaside area of West Wales. The campsite has access to a kitchen and shower facilities. Volunteers will not need to bring their own tents but will need to bring sleeping bags and warm clothes, as Welsh weather can be very unpredictable. The group will be cooking together and share other domestic responsibilities, so be creative and bring some recipes from home to share.

Place

The project will take place near Llangrannog, a beautiful seaside village in West Wales. Llangrannog is well known to thousands of visitors as a peaceful and homely holiday destination, with traditional British restaurants, cafes, small local stores, etc. Llangrannog is not far from Newquay, a town with picturesque houses, pubs and restaurants in Cardigan Bay on the coast of West Wales. During the summer, New Quay becomes a bustling and vibrant holiday resort where sailing, fishing, water sports and relaxation, are among the main attractions.
Aberystwyth where the library is situated is a vibrant university town, and the library where volunteers will work also has some stories to tell, as during the Second World War many of Britain's most valuable artworks and manuscripts were shipped here from British Museum..

Requirements

Motivation letter

Language

English

Notes

The following items are ESSENTIAL:

• Sleeping bag;
• Old clothes for working outdoors and gardening;
• Toiletries;
• Bring some warm clothes
• Games/recipes/music from home.
• Some thoughts or research on the ideas of ‘Peace’.
• Ideas for activities during the community festival and the celebration party!
• Energy, enthusiasm and an open mind!

You might also like to bring:

• Swimming costume (the project will be located near the coast);
• Alarm clock;
• Plug adaptor;