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Youth Work / Dumánci

Youth work

Our non-profit organization works with young people since its very beginning in 2008 - long before it got its name and was officially created. The common features of the first events were activities in nature, a lot of outside and board games, singing with guitars, but also preparing food for everybody and cleaning the cottage. The goal was to lead children to realize that they can have fun without computers and alcohol – and even while working.

Since 2008 up to the present day our organization works with children in the form of weekend activities. They are mostly events at a cottage, but we have also organized a number of trips by train.

To keep improving our youth work, some of our members participate in international training courses within the Erasmus+ programme. In 2015 we managed to organize such a course in the Czech Republic focusing on the latest trends in the area of non-formal learning. In 2016 we held a similar one focusing on intercultural learning and we also took part in a youth exchange in High Tatras.

For May 2017 we are planning a youth exchange in Prague focusing on audiovisual technologies and the way to use them. The participants will learn how to make and cut videos and they will make their own short movie. We are also preparing projects for summer, but we need to wait if the Czech NA approves them.


Our current projects


EMPathY - Emotional Management, The Path for Youth (20. - 28. 11. 2018, Romania)

The project "EMPathY" consists of two parts - a training course for youth workers and a youth exchange. The training course already took place in September and its aim was to teach the participants how to better understand their feelings and emotions, how to work with them and how to help other people around them. Now we are getting prepared for the youth exchange which will take place in November in Romania and has quite a similar aim - to teach young people to deal with their emotions and to recognize harmful behavioral patterns. The youth is going to come from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Spain, Portugal, Romania and Estonia and each group will include one person which attended the training and therefore already has experience with the topic.

You can find more information in the infopack:


Respect for Diversity - Everybody's Business (February 2019, Lebanon)

This trainig course for youth workers is going to take place in February 2019 in Lebanon and it will be attended by participants from the Czech Republic, Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Lebanon, Georgia, Tunisia and Jordania. The topic of the project is intercultural dialogue and tolerance towards people that come from different cultures or in any way differ from the majority. At the end of the project, the participants will create and test their own tools that they can later on use in their work with young people. The reason why we are organizing the training in Lebanon is that we believe that since the intercultural dialogue there is more intense than in any european country, the project will have an even deeper impact in these settings.

Infopack is coming soon.


Digital Youth (May/June 2019, Armenia)

We have organized a Digital Youth project two times already in Turkey, this time we decided to move the boarders of our intercultural exploration even a bit further and to visit Armenia. The country is changing, but the idea of the project stays the same. There are two kinds of aims - the first one is to promote intercultural dialogue and tolerance by using various activities and games. The second one is to teach the participants to use audiovisual technology (camera, computer softwares). In the second half of the project, these two aims connect and the participants get the task to create a short movie with a message about intercultural tolerance and fighting against discrimination. This way, they gain not only the experience connected to creating a movie (preparation, shooting, editing, acting), but they also learn to work in a team under time pressure and plan their work on their own.

If you are interested in joining the project, please contact us at:  lukas.dumsky@centrum.cz

Infopack is coming soon.


Summer Camp Adventure (29. 6. - 14. 7. 2019, Czech Republic)

The youth exchange Summer Camp Adventure, which will take place in July 2019, will bring together young people from the Czech Republic, Spain, Poland and Slovakia. The participants of the project will gain a wonderful experience of spending two weeks surrounded by nature on a beautiful campsite on a bank of the river Lužnice in South Bohemia. Simultaneously with the project, there will be also a summer camp for children running at the campsite and the participants will become camp leaders for them - they will learn what it is like to take care of children, prepare games and activities for them, but also to cook and keep the campsite clean. They will learn about other cultures and at the same time share their own culture with the other participants as well as the children. We are definitely looking forward to having a story of the camp, which will be in the background for the whole time and will make our days at the camp more interesting.

If you are interested in joining the project, contact us at: lukas.dumsky@centrum.cz.

Infopack wih more information is coming soon.


So far we have organized these projects:

2015 - Magic of Non-Formal Learning

2016 - Multipliers of ICL and ICD

2017 - Get Your Own Picture

2017 - Summer Camp Adventure

2017 - Feeling Outdoor

2017 - Digital Youth (Turkey)

2017 - Eco Possibilities for Entrepreneurship

2018 - Games for Change

2018 - Summer Camp Adventure

And sent participants to these project abroad:

2016 - Eco-Entrepreneur (High Tatras)

2017 - Gender Awareness to be Aware (Estonia)

2017 - Multipliers of Non-formal and Intercultural Communication (Turkey)

2017 - Creative Entreprise (Italy)

2018 - Through Outdoor Experiential Learning to the Best of You(th)

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