Where:Vila Pouca de Salzedas
Number of volunteers:17
The Chapel of Santo Andre a building that dates back to the 12th century. This building brings history, culture and mysticism and was used as a place of prayer and overnight when the monks of the Order of Cister moved from the Monastery of Santa Maria de Salzedas to the Monastery of Recião, however, since the religious orders began to fall into decay, the Chapel of Saint Andrew became inactive of any religious activity.This building is located in the Douro region and the Varosa Valley, which the INOVTERRA Association has designated as a building to be part of the Douro-Varosa Route, a bold and ambitious project that intends to mark a road connecting the Régua to São João of Tarouca, bringing more hikers, tourism and tourist alternatives to the region. The recovery in the interior of the Chapel of Santo André has been carried out by volunteers throughout this year, with the main objective of safeguarding, promoting and disseminating the historical heritage with its inclusion and use in the Douro-Varosa Trail, however this intervention is not enough. Besides the building we will work around the Chapel to make a new Monastic Garden Junior, and in the Monastic Garden in the Monastery of São João de Tarouca, planting and cutting aromatic and organic herbs. In partnership with INOVTERRA, AJUDE wants its CTI to intervene in preserving the memories and traditions that will exist around the Chapel, as well as creating a space open to cultural events, training, youth meetings, among others. In this CTI volunteers will carry out interior paving work, sanitary installation, painting of the walls and ceiling of the Chapel, collection of memories / traditions of the region / Chapel, cleaning and maintenance of the forest. In this way, in addition to valuing the heritage, by putting the Chapel of Santo André in the cultural and religious map, the space can once again be open to the community, to cultural events, training, exchanges, among others, bringing more visitors and new audiences to the region. We pretend to provide a different experience to young people as it gives them the oportunity to know new sources of development, a new culture and a practical work while getting to know the history of Portugal and its interior. With recreational and cultural exchanges with local habitants will be provide intercultural learning, foster cultural enrichment through visits in the region (Porto, Lamego, Régua, Pinhão and Douro valley) and develop leisure and environmental improvement activities. Leisure activities: traditional party, night game, gastronomic show and workshop, musical night, stars observation, closing party.
AJUDE – Youth Association for Development is a non-profit youth association in Cruz Quebrada, Oeiras, Lisboa, Portugal. The association was created in 2002 by a group of university students who have come together to fight failure and dropout among the children of this parish. Nowadays, AJUDE not only maintains its original mission, but provide a intergenerational work, supporting children, youth and the elderly in their daily lives and promoting the active participation of each one in the change and improvement of their community, Main objective to respond to existing social needs. It promotes intergenerational work and intercedes in the framework of the fight against school failure, support for children with special educational needs, social support for the elderly in situations of isolation and / or social exclusion, support for youth in fostering entrepreneurship, young and active volunteers, International cooperation and development of training actions for young people.
The camp will be located approximately 5km of Lamego and near Douro region. Várzea de Abrunhais beside Vila Pouca de Salzedas and next to Varosa river is well known as a rural village of great natural beauty.
Basic housing with electricity, hot water, shower, WC, kitchen and bedroom (equipped with bunk beds). Meals will be prepared by all the volunteers, taking turns. Breakfast, lunch, dinner will be provided.
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