“RUN IF YOU CAN” is a project that is based on creating an ESCAPE ROOM.
In the project young people from different countries will create an enigma all together by using some elements and myths from their cultures and design their own Escape Room. They will have an empty house and materials to convert this house that is hidden in the mountains of Madrid, to an intercultural escape room.
As we all know, sometimes solving puzzles and play some games are hard but creating a good one is even harder. With this project we are aiming to create a challange to push the participants to think divergently and creatively while discovering the other cultures and encourage them to work as a team with the other youngsters form other cultures to be able to compose a unic game. Participants will have to use lots of skills to succeed from creativity to design, decoration, construction and maybe even engineering.
The activities will be based on the non-formal and informal educational working methods: workshops, courses, excursions, team activities, energizers, discussions, presentations and interviews of participants in the project. After learning theorically the history, we will invite the participants to create a story based on a provided information. Once they have the theme created, they will start to design the puzzles. Later they will have an access to a house in a big garden to build the room and decorate it. When the room is created, the group will have chance to try their creation on the other volunteers of De Amicitia.
The accomodation will be done in a town called Braojos, which is 15 minutes to Gargantilla del Lozoya, in a local hostel in the town which has 8 rooms with bunk several bunk beds in it and separete bathrooms and showers for boys and girls. There is also a huge and well equipped kitchen in the buiding.
Braojos is a municipality of Spain belonging to the Community of Madrid. It is included in the area of influence of the port of Somosierra, traditional step of the so-called “Camino de Francia”, and in its term is also the port of Arcones. In 2017 it had a population of 200 inhabitants. 90 km away from Madrid and it takes approximately a bit more than 1 hour to reach it.
De Amicitia is an Environmental non-profit, non-governmental organization that is located in a rural mountainous area, Sierra Norte, 80 km away from Madrid.
De Amicitia is a member of The Alliance of European Voluntary Service Organisations is an International Non-Governmental Youth Organisation that represents national organisations which promote intercultural education, understanding and peace through voluntary service. The Alliance,
founded in 1982, is presently made up of full, associate and candidate members in 29 countries worldwide.
De Amicitia provides an opportunity for volunteers, both youngsters and adults, to take part in local and international volunteering activities, especially towards environmental protection and sustainable development. These mainly include international workcamps, but also activities in the local areas such as reforestations.
In addition, De Amicitia takes part in International youth exchanges and seminars, both as a host and sending organizations. These are focused primarily on social activities and promoting development, peace and human rights.
Due to our location in a rural area, one of De Amicitia priorities is to help improve local development.
We are looking for motivated participants.
Preferred age of participants: 18 – 30 years old
Working language will be English.
We are expecting the participants to join to the Facebook group for the project in order to discuss about the project before arrival.
Participants will have the opportunity to receive the “Youthpass Certificate”. Through Youthpass, the European Commission ensures that participation is recognised as an educational experience and a period of non-formal learning and informal learning.
Travel expenses are partially covered by Erasmus + The amount depends of the route to the venue of the Exchange for each country.