|Czech Republic – A fully successful summer volunteer workshop|
|Czech Republic – Voluntary Service bringing Europe together|
(ANS – Prague) – The Office for Voluntary Service and the Salesian Missions in the Czech Republic through the Salesians of Don Bosco Association (SADBA), have planned for next August a “Salesians Out Serving – S.O.S” Workshop.
The “SOS Workshop” is aimed at young people at least 18 years of age, from any country but able to speak English as the common working. The intention is to provide those taking part between 15 and 20 young people an experience of Voluntary Service based on work, intercultural enrichment, prayer and entertainment.
The programme is in two parts. In the first at Prague between 2 and 4 August, those taking part get get to know each other, visit the city and start discussing topics such as freedom, democracy, the danger of various forms of totalitarianism…
In the second part between 4 and 12 August the young people will transfer to Cucice, near Brno, to help in the repair work of the local parish house, used by the Salesians for youth activities during the summer, and for short weekend retreats throughout the year.
Obviously there will also be some spiritual activities: Fr Jaroslav Vracovsky, Provincial Delegate for the Missions and Voluntary Service will spend the whole time with the young people and will lead prayer moments in the morning and evening as well as saying daily Mass.
“We have already received a dozen applications from our own young people in the Czech Republic, in Russia and Germany, but we will be happy to welcome young people from other countries who want to get to know our country and to give us a hand,” Fr Vracovsky says.