Youth planting action, Basta ekologika

Today, at Basta ekologika n on Mareza the youth planting action was held. Young volunteers planted over 500 grapes of pedunculate oak for the needs of the Montenegrin Society of Ecologists. We then planted 200 seedlings of medunca (whose acorns we collected in December in Herceg Novi) for the needs of the coastal municipalities of Kotor, Tivat and Herceg Novi, and finally we transplanted 150 seedlings of two-year and three-year seedlings of Trojan, coastal oak and medunca into larger containers. We are grateful to Basti Ekologika for education, invitation and hospitality. We are already looking forward to new activities. This work action was organized within the program “Nature for the physical and mental health of young people” and was funded by the European endowment for democracy. #NVONasaakcija #NGOOuraction #EuropeanEndowmentForDemocracy #Natureyouth #Youthmentalhealth

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Educational walking tour Velje brdo and cave Magara

Although we are not able to leave our cities on weekends, there are many locations in the municipalities that young people are not familiar with. So yesterday, a cheerful group of young people, led by the new executive director of the NGO Our action Dejan Besovic, headed to one such location. It is about Velje brdo on which there is, forgotten by many, the fortress Crvena stijena with an incredible view of Podgorica and its surroundings. Then we headed towards the Mareza cave, at the entrance of which there is a strange stone skull. This educational walking tour for young people is organized as part of the program “Nature for the physical and mental health of young people” and is funded by the European endowment for democracy. We consider it extremely important especially in this age of pandemic, isolation, online teaching, stress and general inactivity of young people. #NVONasaakcija #NGOOuraction #EuropeanEndowmentForDemocracy #Natureyouth #Youthmentalhealth

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English language conversation night

What is it like to be a young executive director of an NGO? Why do you want to leave this country? Do you expect changes in the country with new people at the helm? What do you plan to do next with your career? and much more, were the topics of discussion during the “English Language Chat” led by entrepreneur Danny Canas with young volunteers from the NGO Our action. This is the first chat of this kind and it will be organized every third Friday in the premises of the NGO in Podgorica. The aim of this workshop is to practice conversational English through discussion and sharing the opinions of young people. The chat is part of the education of young people through the program “Career education and employability of young people” which is realized with the support of the European Endowment for Democracy. #Europeanendowmentfordemocracy #Youtheducation #Obrazovanjemladih #Youthcareerdevelopment #Karijernirazvojmladih

Educational documentary film evening

Based on the proposal of our leaders of the youth education team Jane Obradovic and Brajan Martic, an educational documentary film evening was held on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 in the premises of the NGO Our action. The evening was opened by Brian, followed by a screening of David Attenborough’s film: “A life on our planet”. This type of educational program was held with the support of the European endowment of democracy, and this is the first educational film evening in a series planned for the next period. #Europeanendowementfordemocracy #Youtheducation #Obrazovanjemladih #Youthcareerdevelopment

Time management workshop

A step into the world of adults, a step from primary to secondary school, then from high school to college or work requires much more responsibilities and skills than the education system transfers to young people. That’s why we’ve been talking about time management skills for the past few days to keep young people productive and successful. Time management is one of the most important skills we need to master throughout life because it is the key to satisfaction in professional and personal life. NGO Our action through the support of the European Endowment for Democracy continues the education of young people through the program “Career education and employability of young people”.

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Weekend youth work in Kotor and Podgorica

Last weekend, young members of the NGO Our action spent time working and helping in Kotor and Podgorica. On Saturday, February 6, we were in charge of removing the lighting from the citadel and bridges, as well as the hotel balconies, and then analyzing the condition of the floodlights on the ramparts. The action was realized in cooperation with the Directorate for Development and Construction of Kotor. On Sunday, February 7, we went to Basta Ekologika on Mareza in Podgorica to lend a hand to the NGO Paradigma in the realization of the project “Nova moba”. Soil and fertilizer have been prepared for new towers for vegetables and greenhouses that will be set up in many cities in Montenegro. Such activities in nature and assistance in local communities of the NGO Our action are realized through the program “Nature for the physical and mental health of young people” under the auspices of the European endowment of democracy. #NVONasaakcija #NGOOuraction #EuropeanEndowmentForDemocracy #Natureyouth #Youthmentalhealth

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Educational visit to “Speltarium”

On this rainy and last day of January, a group of young people from the NGO Our action and the NGO Green home visited the Speltarium in Zabjelo to learn more about this wonderful virgin wheat grass. Speltarium with a lot of effort, experimentation and work was built by a small company Permakultura.me-Academy for Urban Ecological Engineering. We were hosted by our dear Aleksandrina Vujacic, an engineer, professor and designer of permaculture who motivated us with her detailed and honest presentation on the battle for the perfect product – an extract of young spelled grass. The NGO Our action organized this activity as part of the program “Nature for the physical and mental health of young people” and is funded through the institutional support of the European Endowment for Democracy.

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Career counseling workshop for young people

On Saturday, January 31, another group of young people stopped by the offices of the NGO Our action for a consultation and education on the topic of career counseling. Part of the team also decided to apply for Upshift, so after the workshop they stayed to brainstorm. The goal of such and similar activities is to further improve the skills and information of young people on how to advance and direct their careers, how to get a job and / or enroll in foreign universities and scholarships. NGO Our action organized this type of education as part of the program “Career education and employability of young people” with the support of the European endowment for democracy. #Europeanendowementfordemocracy #Youtheducation #Obrazovanjemladih #Youthcareerdevelopment #Karijernirazvojmladih

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Volunteer planting activity in the park forest Zlatica, Podgorica

Today, a small and hard-working team participated in the forestation action in the park-forest Zlatica, which is now richer by 500 seedlings of black pine, spruce, koštela, mulberry and ash. We have not had the opportunity to plant for a long time, and we support and welcome every action of planting in Montenegro, as well as this action of the city company Zelenilo. Volunteers from the NGO Green home also joined the action. #actgreen #greenhome #Zelenilo DOO – Podgorica #NVONasaakcija

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Camp Full Monte visit, Herceg Novi

On Wednesday, January 27, a small scout team of the NGO Our action visited Camp Full Monte in Herceg Novi. Our hosts Denise and Steve Boyton-Jennings introduced the young people to the way the camp works as well as the off-grid living opportunities. Solar heating and electricity production, toilets on the composting system, special irrigation systems, everything is there for training, a rocket kiln for clay. Cooperation has been agreed in the form of spring educational and work camps, where young people can learn a lot at this location.

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