Survey: needs and wishes of young people in the municipality of Kotor

From July to September, the NGO Naša akcija researched the needs and wishes of young people through a survey of young people aged 15-30 in the entire municipality. The survey focused on youth employability, youth club work, youth interests and knowledge of youth policy, and the results can serve as clear guidelines for further development and improvement of youth policy in our city.
After the survey, a mapping of existing services and programs for young people was also made, and a set of workshops on the topic of digitalization was held.
The conducted research and collected information are very important for the development of the next action plan, and they were submitted to the Secretariat for Culture, Sports and Social Activities, through which this activity was supported.

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Humanitarian action for the Orbović family

In the past two weeks, we have organized two humanitarian actions to raise funds for a single mother, Oliver Orbović. She lives with her four daughters in Žabljak Crnojević with a monthly income of 120 euros. That is exactly the obstacle to receiving social assistance. Since her husband passed away, Oliver’s already difficult life, due to his illnesses, has become even more difficult. “I was left alone with my children. I am aware that life here is difficult anyway, especially when the children are still raising, “she told PCNEN. Oliver’s only income is 120 euros, her husband’s inherited pension, due to which she cannot receive social assistance or any other from the state. We will keep the Orbović family in mind for the next humanitarian activities, for which we will inform the general public in a timely manner. This action would not be possible without our friends and students from the @ arcadia_academi_montenegro school, as well as the citizens of Tivat. Thanks!

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Field activities

On Saturday we were active and took advantage of the nice weather conditions. First we visited the fortification Crvena stijena from where you can clearly see Kučke planine, Garač, as well as parts of Podgorica. After the walk we headed to @paradigmango and contributed to their Garden This activity is supported by the European Endowment for Democracy.

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Weekend full of activities, in one weekend five actions

Last weekend, the NGO Our action worked at full speed. With our volunteers we supported 5 actions:

1. Forest clearing action on Zlatica in Podgorica

2. Aquathon competition on Lustica

3. Our eco camp and the action of cleaning the coast Perast-Drazin Vrt

4. Opening of the exhibition of installations for the Kotor Children’s Theater Festival, and finally

5. Boke triathlon in Perast. Congratulations to all the volunteers / heroes on so much work and effort in one weekend.

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Volunteer support – Summer carnival Kotor 2019

This year again NGO Our action will provide volunteer support for the summer carnival Kotor 2019. Additionally as part of the project “Youth for a clean Adriatic” we will be part of the carnival festivities with a mask called “Angry Poseidon”. The activities will start at 4pm on Saturday, August 3rd. Volunteer registration will be accepted until the 28th of july.

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Green zone for kids and retiree

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Detail from action

 

NGO Our Action with its youth volunteers provided the support to the project “Green zone for kids and seniors”.  We added to the activity our handmade recycled furniture  – wooden benches as well as our supplies of tire figures (Minion, a well,  flower pots), and helped with the heavy physical work.

Using this opportunity we also took pictures, set up and opened the eight small library on open in Montenegro. This was a truly excellent initiative of the tenants under the leadership of Ana Ponos. Congratulations to all.  We are glad to be able to jump in and help in this community on the boulevard of Ivana Crnojevica in Podgorica. You can wisit our facebook page here and there you can find more images and report from montenegro local tv station here.

SUP board making workshop from plastic bottles

 

In the youth center in Podgorica a workshop was organized for young people in the technique of building SUP boards of recycled materials – to be precise of plastic bottles. The guests and the educators of this wonderful workshop were Carolyn Newton and Carlos de Sousa from the organization ,,The Whale company”. The educators explained their mission – that with these SUP boards they have traveled over 12 countries of Europe and in every country they have done a marathon of 42 km to raise awareness of recycling and using plastic waste. Carolyn has explained that the level of plastic in our oceans and other water bodies is alarming and that it is expected that until 2050 in the world’s oceans there will be more plastic than fish.

Besides the explanation of making the board, the volunteers have succeeded to see the pictures and reports from other countries, where they were shocked with the amount of plastic in the canyon of the river Drina, and that the state is more than alarming in Bosnia and Herzegovina and in Croatia, even in Montenegro. NGO ,,Our action” and The Whale company have agreed to long-term cooperation and partnership, and our organization received as a gift the board, materials and equipment to make our own boards.