Working camp at elementary school “Nikola Djurkovic”, Radanovic

On Sunday, January 17, the young NGO Our action completed a five-day volunteer work camp of renovating the elementary school “Nikola Djurkovic” in Radanovici. In this first phase of the works, the focus of the works was the mathematics classroom, a large hallway on the lower floor of the school of about 150 m2, painting old benches, and painting the classroom doors on the lower floor of the school. The works included a large amount of scraping, smoothing and sanding of badly damaged and old walls, then the substrate and painting. 18 young volunteers aged 14 to 21 took part in the action, and students of the Faculty of Maritime Studies joined for two days.

The material for this activity was provided by the NGO Our action through the Youth Council of Kotor (Kotor Municipality), then the roofing material through the Directorate for Construction of Kotor and the rest of the needs were covered through funds provided by the NGO Our action through the European endowment for democracy. We owe a special thank you to Marijan Santic, who lent us the scales for working on high ceilings, and to all the teachers and parents who brought refreshments and donations in the form of food to the volunteers.

“This is the fourth school organized by the NGO Our action so that our youngest citizens have a better learning environment. In the second phase of the project, the biology classroom will be arranged and the school yard will be arranged. Now we are waiting for the caretaker to finish the roof of the classroom and library. with the material we provided because it is leaking now. Only then does continuing work make sense. We are still trying to provide bookshelves in good condition for the library because many of the leaks have been destroyed, as well as a map of the world the school needs. project Dejan Besovic. We invite everyone who is able to continue to help arrange the institution. It is necessary to fix the septic tank, to renovate the toilets as some priorities.

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Ecological work camp for youth, Perast Last weekend in Perast

NGO Our action held an ecological work camp for young people. The camp is being realized as an integral part of the “Youth for a Clean Adriatic” project under the auspices of Beyond plastic Med and the Prince Albert II Foundation of Monaco. The youth camp, in addition to educating young people with the problems of plastic pollution of the sea, included a very demanding cleaning action, part of the Perast – Drazin Vrt, a visit of young people to the island and museum of Our Lady of Skrpjela, and support for the 9th Boka triathlon. We also supported the opening of the exhibition of art installations “Stone Heritage” as part of the Kotor Children’s Theater Festival, which our young people not only helped with the exhibition but also contributed to the exhibition with 3 installations raising awareness on plastic pollution. The clean-up action was joined by hopeful friends from the Marine Mammal Research Association and the NGO Parliament of fish.

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Eco camp Long beach, Ulcinj 2020

To mark June 5, World Environment Day, the NGO Our action organized an eco camp for young people on Long beach in Ulcinj. The camp is part of the Youth for a Clean Adriatic project funded through Beyond plastic Med and the Prince Albert II Foundation of Monaco. At the camp, young people had the opportunity to learn from the representatives of the Public Institution Morsko dobro about the importance of sand dunes in the protection of the beach and this local ecosystem. An action of cleaning a dune with large deposits of plastic waste was carried out, and installations of wood material collected from the beach within the Interreg – IPA CBC project “Welcome” were completed, the results of which will be announced later. Of course, in addition to eco activities, young people learned to set up and assemble a camp, and enjoyed nature, the beach, swimming and socializing. NGO Our action celebrated the 5th of June – World environmental day by organizing an eco camp for youth on the Long beach in Ulcinj. The camp is part of the ongoing project “Youth for a clean Adriatic” funded by the Beyond plastic Med and the foundation of Prince Albert II of Monaco. Our youth members had an opportunity to learn about sand dunes on the beach and the importance of their preservation for beach protection, the pine forests in the back and the ecosystem of the entire area from the representatives of JU Morsko dobro. Additionally we had a clean up activity of a sand dune that was completely covered by plastic waste that the sea had brought to this location, and we finished two sculptures from driftwood collected from the beach as part of the Interreg – IPA CBC project “Welcome” , of which results will be announced at a later date. Of course besides our eco activities youth had an opportunity to learn about setting up and living at camp, and enjoyed nature, the beach, swimming and having fun. #nekabudecisto #stopplasticpollution #initiativesbemed #montenegro #BeMed #BeMedMontenegro #YouthforacleanAdriatic #MladizacistJadran #NVONasaAkcija #NGOOurAction #Breakfreefromplastic #TrashtagMontenegro #OcistiME #ZeroWasteMontenegro Beyond Plastic Med – BEMED # očistimocrnugoru #coastalcleanup #oceanconservancy #beachcleanup

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Volunteer support – Black lake xtreem triathlon

Black lake xtreem triathlon for xtreem organizers, xtreem competitors and even xtreem volunteers. NGO Our Action had the honor of being part of the organization of this event and support it with its young volunteers in absolutely crazy conditions, in the wind, icy rain, snow, low temperatures, darkness, fog, from 2:30 a.m. Saturday to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. In addition to the action and work, the young volunteers enjoyed the National park Durmitor, Black and Little Lakes, Sava Kuk and Saddle, and subsequently Djurdjevic Tara. We came home tired and exhausted but with incredible impressions, memories and filled with the positive energy of this incredible event. We can’t wait for next year

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Youth Educational Camp Ponte Veslo 2019

Ponte Veslo Youth Educational Camp On Friday, September 13, until Sunday, September 15, NGO Our Action organized an educational camp for young people at the Ponte Veslo site. The aim of the camp was to encourage young people to develop tools through collaboration and teamwork, reflection on problems and solutions to project activities and how to improve actions, as well as organizational planning for the benefit of local communities. During the camp, young people were given interactive outdoor workshops that focused on marine pollution, ecology, what are green festivals, and conflict resolution. A coastal clearing action was held and olive trees were donated to a site that suffered the effects of a fire two years ago. Of course there were times for swimming, jumping, diving, enjoying the outdoors, sunrises and sunsets. The Highlight weekend was a kayak tour from Camp Vesla to Blue Cave on pretty difficult conditions. The activities of this camp were carried out as part of the “Young for the Clean Adriatic” project supported by Beyond plastic MED and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.#nekabudecisto #stopplasticpollution #initiativesbemed #montenegro #BeMed #BeMedMontenegro #YouthforacleanAdriatic #MladizacistJadran #NVONasaAkcija #NGOOurAction #Breakfreefromplastic #TrashtagMontenegro #OcistiME #ZeroWasteMontenegro Beyond Plastic Med – BeMed

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Volunteer support for Bjelasica Ultra Trail event

On August 17, 2019, NGO Our Action, with its more experienced volunteers from Kotor and Podgorica, supported a new sports competition in Montenegro – Bjelasica Ultra Trail. This event was first held and organized by young people from this area. In our desire to continue our practice of supporting new organizations, new initiatives especially initiated by young people, we were able to gather a support team and give a contribution in the midst of a very busy season. To the organizers, every word of praise at this first Ultra Trail Globe is an event that will surely have its long-standing foothold in the offering of events in Kolasin. As for the volunteers of our action, we met new wonderful people, a new terrain, enjoyed the Kolasin and Bjelasica, the need to have a fireplace in the middle of August, homemade pancakes, kacamak and a general atmosphere. Bravo Ultra Trail organizers, thank you Kolasin. #NVONasaction #NGOOurAction #YouthMNE #Blasicas #blasicsultratrail2019 # but2019 #ultratrail #kolasin #montenegro

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Volunteer support-Ocean Lava Montenegro 2019

From the 8th till the 12th of May, NGO Our action offered volunteer support for the fantastic Ocean Lava Montenegro triathlon held in Kotor. This is the fourth year in a row we are supporting this event full of splendid positive energy which for us has more than one dimension. As we are a NGO from Kotor supporting event that have such importance to our town is very important to us to not show of our town and it’s hospitality, but for guest to meet locals and make new and lasting friendships, and return for further competitions. Secondly it is of primary importance that our youth volunteers feel this energy, see how a well organized event is accomplished, how it is to work as a team, how people of various ages and with disabilities can do anything including competing, and much more. NGO Our action supported this event with 30 of their own volunteers from 8 different towns in Montenegro, and assisted in event organization and management of volunteers. We thank the organizers Marija and Igor Mayer on their unbelievable vision, work and dedication in continuously bringing fantastic events to Montenegro, and our town.

Youth educational camp Ponte Veslo

On Friday, September 21st and Sunday, September 23th, the NGO Our action organized an educational camp for young people in Ponte Veslo. The aim of the camp was to encourage young people to develop tools through cooperation, joint problem solving, brainstorming, reflecting on problems and solutions in activities carried out in previous years, and further life planning of young people as well as organizational planning for the improvement of local communities. During the camp, the open-air workers were held at the campsite, and the CV was finished. Of course there was time for swimming, jumping, diving, enjoying nature, sunsets and sunsets. The highlight of the weekend was a kayak tour with Camp Oars to Blue Caves. This camp is the last volunteer activity for our NGO, implemented as part of the STRONGO project Contribution to the development of a stronger civil society in Boka bay. The project was approved through the EU Program IPA 2014 Civil Society Facility Montenegro. The leading partner in the StroNGO project is Expeditio, while the other partners are four organizations from the Boka bay area: “Our Action” from Kotor, “Urban Nova” from Herceg Novi, Cultural-Homeland Association “Napredak” Gornja Lastva from Tivat and “Agora” from Budva. The project will last 35 months. . #NVONasaAkcija #NGOOurAction #StroNGO

Volunteer support for Ocean Lava Montenegro 2018

From the 11th till the 13th of May NGO Our action (NVO Nasa akcija) supported the Ocean Lava Montenegro 2018 triathlon. Starting from the registration table and informational point, to the refreshment stations, transition zone, traffic control and help around the swimming event and kayaks. in the sun and in the rain, we were there to asset the wonderful Igor and Marija Majer and the rest of the organizational team. Youth volunteers learned new skills, admired and got to know competitors from all corners of the world, and learned how hard it actually is to organizes an event of these proportions, as well as that anything can and will happen and how to solve problems. Without teamwork and flexibility there would be no event. Thanks to all who assisted.

We will see each other next year.

PS. Some photos were taken from the official organizer fb page since we did not have much time for selfies and photos

Eco Fest Budva – Be the change you want to see in the world!

Although it was raining at the Montenegrin coast for days, which was threatening Eco Fest Budva to be postponed, the festival was still held thanks to the enthusiasm and will of young people who responded in a great number to the invitation of the organizers. Initially planned outdoors, due to rain the festival was held in the Budva Youth Club, on the first floor of TQ Plaza, which hosted volunteers from Podgorica, Cetinje, Tivat and Kotor. Throughout the day, together with their friends from Budva, volunteers conducted a number of important activities, from making a pupil’s corner, eco workshops and screenings of the film about permaculture to the lecture "Cap for Life", journalist workshop "Reporter from the field", flash mob and dancing. The planned painting of the mural is postponed for the sunny days, when they will gather again at the location of Savičić Potok, and they will give a new life to this ruined and abandoned place. The organizers of the festival: Budva Foundation, NGO "Naša Akcija", NGO "Sedma sila mladih", Budva Youth Club and TQ Plaza, began the action by creating a corner with use of recycled materials, which will be installed in the hall of high school "Danilo Kiš". After a long time, in a pleasant and positive atmosphere, the benches were finished and the youngsters were satisfied with the successful action. Afternoon activities included educational workshops in the club. Although tired of everyday engagement, volunteers were very pleased with the Permaculture Film Screening, holding a lecture on "Every Canister Counted" and "Cap for Life". The festival has humanitarian character, because during its lifetime, TQ Plaza collected money for the treatment of 10-year- old Maša Bašić from Bijelo polje. The activities of the festival continued today in the garage of TQ Plaza, where painting of tires and pallets for the pupil's corner is under way. The atmosphere is more than interesting, and a hard working team continues to do its job in a good mood. The organizers of the festival think that such and similar activities aim at connecting and cooperation of organizations and youth from different cities and areas of activity, as well as encouraging activism. The festival was conceived as a form of informal education and motivation for future projects, which will be aimed at landscaping the territory of Budva municipality that is losing green spaces due to massive urbanization, and to creation of the environment in which young people can make their "sanctuaries" and enjoy them. Goran Marinovic, president of the Budva Foundation, said that the goal of the festival was to send a clear message that young people are a new energy that is awake and promised that the painting of the mural will show in the following days that with a small intervention and great will, one completely passé space can be transformed. Patricia Pobric, president of the NGO "Naša akcija", said that she was very satisfied with the achieved results, despite the rain that wasn’t helping. She emphasized that all organizations participating in the festival have different dynamics of operations and tasks, but that it is a pleasure to work together. "Naša akcija” is always there to provide voluntary and logistical support to other organizations, Pobric said. Katarina Vukadinović, representative of the Youth Office of the Municipality of Budva, believes that the Eco Fest should remind us of ecological sustainability and recycling, and that this is one of the most important aspects of activism. She believes that the real activism begins only after getting your hands dirty and seeing the fruits of your labor. Zorica Radenovic, the president of the NGO "Sedma sila mladih", said that such actions are hope for the future of young people. She thinks that there is a worrying passivity in the society, but fortunately there are those who are willing to come from other cities despite bad weather and get down to work. "This encourages us to continue to support those who are active and socially useful, as opposed to the majority who are still" waiting for something, "concluded Radenović. Tina Crepulja, PR of TQ Plaza said she was proud of the fact that as a socially responsible company took a part in the campaign. She pointed out that the common goal is to enrich the appearance of the city they live in. Sava Buljancevic, an activist of "Naša akcija“, said his team was quick and efficient, and that there are many good reasons why he is a member of such a hardworking team. His friend Marija Vlahović, a member of the Student's Parliament of high school "Danilo Kis" said that young people from Budva should be more active and to contribute more to the community, and that Eco Fest is a good opportunity to do so. The ending of Eco Fest campaign is will include a travel exhibition of photographs and accompanying materials that will be presented at TQ Plazi in mid-May, and later will be organized in schools and cultural institutions that would like to support the project and motivate the Budva’s young people to do similar actions. Collaborators on the project "Eco Fest Budva" are: Tourist Organization of Budva, Union of Montenegro high schools, Eco school "Danilo Kis", Student’s Parliament of high school “Danilo Kis”, LTD “Klikovac”, restaurant “Kuzina” and hotel “Palma” Jaz. Prepared by: Reporters of “Krug mladih