On Sunday, April 11, the young volunteers of NGO Naša akcija completed the action of planting and arranging the youth eco house “Muo house”. This is the first activity to prepare our eco-education center for the arrival of young people and for the summer season. Next to the garden itself, vegetable towers were set up, donated by the NGO Paradigma from Podgorica through their project “Nova moba”, and the interior of the house was polished and cleaned. A joint lunch followed, followed by rest and enjoyment of Muo. This activity is part of the program “Nature for mental and physical health of young people” which is implemented through the support of the European endowment for democracy. Once again, many thanks to the NGO Paradigma for a wonderful donation.
Last weekend, 14 young volunteers of the NGO Naša akcija completed the last phase of work in the elementary school “Nikola Đurković”. In January, the first phase began with the renovation of the Mathematics classroom, then the lower large hallway of the school and the old school desks. In the months between, Naša akcija made an effort and through donations from citizens and the company Technoplus doo provided a world map, a bookshelf and CD players for the school. We also agreed with Zelenila Kotor on arranging the green areas of the school and brought the company Cerovo to negotiate with the principal about the much-needed reconstruction of the main school toilets. We hope that the school will complete the toilet reconstruction. This last phase included the renovation of the Biology / Chemistry classroom, which was completed last weekend with the arrangement of some other rooms in the school. This volunteer activity is part of the Local Action Plan for Kotor Youth and is supported by a donation of material from the Municipality of Kotor and the European Endowment for Democracy. The Directorate for the Arrangement and Construction of Kotor also jumped in with roofing material for the library and the Biology cabinet, which were leaking a lot. These works are not completely finished yet, but we expect the works to be completed soon.
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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For the past four days, a small but strong team of our xtreme volunteers (Dejan Besovic, Filip Drobnjak, Slavo Bozovic, Matija Radojevic and Krsto Lalic) has supported the Blacklake xtreme triathlon Montenegro 2020 in Zabljak. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, there are far fewer competitors and even less need for more volunteers, but we hope that next year everything will be in full capacity again. Thank you to the team for their dedication and work. This is always a demanding event but also an amazing experience.
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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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
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
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
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
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.