PRESERVE THE CASTLE

PRESERVE THE CASTLE

In het kort:

Land
Frankrijk
Soort werk
Restauratie
Projectduur
29 juli t/m 19 augustus
Sustainable Development Goals
17. Partnerschappen voor de doelstellingen
Aantal deelnemers
12 (6 mannen en 6 vrouwen)

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Werk

Did fortified castles always make you dream? Get involved and come live a unique volunteering experience in the Castle of Ham! For several years, Concordia has been helping the Association des Amis du Chateau de Ham (organisation of the Friends of the Ham Castle) to restore the monument during international volunteer workcamps. This workcamp continues a dynamic by bringing together local teenagers and international youths, creating exchanges and meetings. This year, we will be working on landscaping and masonry, a variety of work appropriate to the history of the site. We will continue the development of the so-called "prisoners' garden" and the consolidation of the ruins of the former German kitchen, pointing the walls and using many other techniques that you will learn. You will have the opportunity to learn masonry techniques (such as stones repointing) and garden design, but above all, you will experience and enjoy international and intercultural exchanges!

Accommodatie en maaltijden

Accommodation will be in collective tents, with boys and girls separated (don't forget your sleeping bag!). A village house is at your disposal for the living space, the eating place as well as the toilets and showers. The house also has a washing machine for your laundry. You will share the various collective tasks and prepare meals together.

Locatie en vrije tijd

Ham is a town of about 7,000 inhabitants located in the Hauts-de-France region, in the east of the Somme, in the heart of the former Picardie region. The town is 1h30 from Paris, 1h from Amiens and 25 min from Saint-Quentin. Because of its position during the First World War, the region hosts today many places of memory and commemoration. Other tourist attractions close to the town also reflect the history of the region, such as Peronne (25 min) with its old castle and museum, or Noyon (20 min) with its medieval historic centre. A visit to the city of Compiegne (imperial city) and Amiens (capital of Picardie) are also on your program!

Organisatie

Built in the 13th century, the medieval fortress was a strategic point to defend the borders during various conflicts. It evolved with time and quickly became a prison welcoming prisoners such as Joan of Arc, or, later, Prince Louis Napoleon Bonaparte (the future Napoleon III). Almost completely destroyed by the German army in 1917, it is now in a state of ruin. For more information, you can consult the following website : https://www.facebook.com/amischateau.deham/ Since 1972, the Association des Amis du Chateau de Ham has been fighting to preserve and enhance the historical site. They host integration work sites, organize flea markets and exhibitions, and even transform the site into a theatre. For several years, Concordia has been helping the association with the restoration of the monument through volunteer workcamps involving local and international youth.

Vereisten

Foreigners belonging to the European Union must bring with them a personal EHIC (European Health Insurance Card), and everybody must, in any case, bring their insurance certificate. If health issues arise on the project, volunteers will have to pay for it, and will then be reimbursed once back in their home country.

Opmerkingen

Please bring work clothes for the site and closed shoes. For the accommodation under tent, think of your sleeping bag as well as a sleeping mat for more comfort. Don't forget your bathing suit in case you have to swim in the pool. You can also bring back specialties from your country, photos, musical instruments, in short what you like and want to share on this site, either with the local population or with the group!

Projectnaam

PRESERVE THE CASTLE

Projectcode

CONCF-241

Land

Soort werk

Startdatum

29-7-2022

Einddatum

19-8-2022

Aantal vrijwilligers

12 (6 mannen en 6 vrouwen)

Leeftijd

15 t/m 17 jaar

Lokale bijdrage

€ 200

Taal

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Doelgroep

Sustainable Development Goal

Het inschrijfgeld voor dit project bedraagt € 295, exclusief € 50 studentenkorting.
Let op: naast het inschrijfgeld betaal je ter plekke nog een lokale bijdrage van € 200.

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