Association "Georgian Youth for Europe" (GYE) already for many years have cooperation with Vecpiebalga Youth Centre "Balgas Strops" from Latvia. Together we have been implementing many youth exchanges and trainings. Therefor when "Balgas Strops" decide to host their first EVS, they gave us this honour to be their first sending organisation from partner countries. The main aim to carry out this project was to change geographical and social isolation of young people from Vecpiebalga region to the active participation based on possibilities; to give local youth not only the chance for those who can go some time to some youth exchange, but also to all local youth with fewer opportunities to experience different cultures, to know different traditions, histories and politics and to get new skills, attitudes and views. The mission of the project - with support of European volunteers open the world full of opportunities for local youth in Vecpiebalga region.
Giorgi Beridzishvili from Georgia (Sending organisation GYE) done his EVS service in "Balgas Strops", Latvia from 15.01-31.08.2015. Giorgi about his motivation to take part in this project: "As in future I want to find myself in youth work, this project was the start, I could test myself how good can I be in this field. Improve my skills, gain new experiences, travel around the country, spread information about my own culture and learn about new one-are my motivation for EVS. You might ask why I choose Latvia for my EVS. I’ve never been there before but I have Latvian friends and knew some things about it. It seemed to be a very interesting. So I really liked to get know the people, their culture and their way of life. Besides, I always wanted to visit northern countries, so that was twice interesting for me."
More about Giorgi experience and Vecpiebalga Youth Centre "Balga Strops" activities you can fallow in their blog -https://youthcentrevecpiebalga.wordpress.com/
Project was funded with support of Latvian National Agency of Erasmus Plus EVS programm. More information here - http://ec.europa.eu/…/erasmus-p…/discover/guide/index_en.htm