One of the goals in my EVS project is to get involved in Czech society. To know their traditions and enjoy the culture.
Mikulas is a Christian Czech tradition celebrated on 5th of December. It has similarities to Santa Claus. Mikulas gives presents to the kids who have been good during the year. There is also a Čert (devil) who goes together with Mikulas scaring "bad" kids.

There is a tradition in YEE. EVS volunteers can organize a volunteering action in Toulcuv Dvur with Tamjden. It is a Czech NGO that organizes volunteering services during weekends. It gives the opportunity to the Czechs and foreigners to meet; and to spend weekends doing outdoor activities.

It was International Volunteer Day on 5 December this year. To celebrate, our friends at INEX organised an NGO market in Prague. We were invited to represent YEE and promote the network among local students. We were also invited to taste delicious morsels of free food prepared by our international amigos. Somebody made a particularly tasty chocolate mousse that I hope reappears one day.

Environmental problems are a global issue but there is a way to act local and impact in a global way.

All EVS volunteers are encouraged to develop a personal project during their service. Ideally the project should reflect the needs of the individual and the organisation.

 
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