In September 2022 Change Your Self organised YE called ROOTS. During the youth exchange, 26 participants from Slovakia, Armenia, Latvia and the Russian Federation had a chance to rediscover their own true selves. Over a week of non-formal activities, participants rediscovered their connection to nature, culture and themselves. We are bringing a few pictures from the experience and soon we will share with you videos capturing cultural simulations
From 14 to 22 October, the youth conference “CRITICAL THINKING – HEALTHY FOOD FOR YOUR MIND”, funded by the European Commission ERASMUS+, took place in Varlas Plage (France). The project involved young people from six countries: France, Russia, Latvia, Belarus, Poland and Ukraine. Continue reading
Learn, learn and learn again!
It was with such thoughts and mood that three representatives of the Opora went to Armenia! A training seminar “YOUthArt-Supporting Community Development”, funded by the European Commission ERASMUS+, took place in Stepanavan (Armenia) from 22 to 30 October. Continue reading
RYPO “OPORA” is the only one in the Republic of Mari El accredited organisation for the European Solidarity Corps volunteering programme, which enables us to accept European volunteers and send young people from Mari El to Europe.
From 1 to 6 September, a meeting was held in Weimar (Germany) with German partners who send their volunteers to our organisation. Continue reading
My name is Lara Laban and I am a mechanical/control engineer from Belgrade (Serbia) and this is, I guess my love letter to the amazing staff and kids of Трамплин. Continue reading
For some reasons that I still do not understand, I was dreaming of a longer stay in Russia for some years. Thanks to ERASMUS+, I had the possibility to take part in the EVS program in Yoshkar-Ola making my dream come true!
The 21st of February is the International day of Mother tongue and in Opora we could not miss this opportunity to celebrate culture and diversity. Continue reading
On the 9th of November the time had finally come! We, the new volunteers, started the trip to our on-arrival-training in Vladimir. On our way, we had some time to visit the cities of Kazan and Moscow, before finally arriving on the 3th of November to our destination – the ancient capital of the region Vladimir Oblast – Vladimir! Continue reading
Pumpkins, bat, skeletons, Mummys… For a reason I still have not discovered, I have always been attracted to Halloween but, in spite of this attraction, it was only a few years ago that I started celebrating it. Continue reading
At the beginning of September, Opora welcomed a volunteer from the Spanish Basque County. At the end of the month, a new volunteer from the other side of the Basque border has arrived: Blandine. Continue reading