Since 1993 De Bereklauw has been an approved location for the international working camps by organised by V.I.A., de Flemish department of Service Civil International.

On these working camps most of the available time, when not doing practical work that is, is being spent on trying to understand the events and structures that lead up to the working camp.

A camp like this, with its mixture of ‘unknown’ people, all having different backgrounds; social, ethnical, national and/or religious, is a challenge on its own. Keeping an open attitude and being able to partake in a process of growth theoretically, is a piece of cake. In reality you never know how it will turn out.

Experiences of camp participants will therefor differ largely. Most of them will return with positive memories. The V.I.A. organisation however does not want to put down their rules for a perfect community. What they will attempt is making people think and enabling them perhaps to translate their experiences to their own lives, their (un)employment and their own communities for study or cohabitation. Only in this way we can ever hope to accomplish some positive changes in the way we live together.

De Bereklauw is proud and grateful to be able to partake in the V.I.A. process and to contribute what little we have to offer for a better world.

In 2008 De Bereklauw accompanied its fifthteenth international working camp. We had girls coming over from Serbia, Tchechia, Russia and Sweden, joined by young men from Italy, Belgium and Germany. Every camp has about 15 international volunteers. In that way some 200 youngsters from all over Europe, Asia, the U.S. and Africa have put Herent on the map of the world.

Links:

* VIA vzw
* Service Civil International
* International Cultural Youth ExchangeWie Zijn Wij?

Elk jaar ontvangt De Bereklauw tijdens de zomermaanden een groep internationale vrijwilligers, die samen de handen uit de mouwen steken in onze leefgemeenschap. Deze internationale werkkampen – sinds kort omgedoopt tot work@world-projecten – zijn een organisatie van VIA vzw.

Daarnaast plaatst VIA ook jaarlijks buitenlandse langetermijnvrijwilligers bij De Bereklauw, via haar EVS-programma. De exchangees draaien voor negen maanden tot een jaar mee in de dagdagelijkse bezigheden van de gemeenschap.

Work@World Met VIA

Sinds 1993 organiseert VIA internationale werkkampen bij De Bereklauw. VIA is de Vlaamse tak van de internationale uitwisselingsorganisatie Service Civil International (SCI). In 2009 besloot VIA de term werkkamp te herdopen tot work@world.

Het concept is eenvoudig: een internationale groep van 10 vrijwilligers leeft en werkt twee weken samen op het terrein van De Bereklauw. De deelnemers doen allerhande onderhoudstaken, werken in de tuin, doen renovatiewerken aan de boerderij en nemen deel aan een lokaal kunstproject.

Daarnaast probeert VIA de vrijwilligers aan het denken te zetten, in de hoop dat ze hun opgedane ervaringen achteraf kritisch vertalen naar hun eigen woon-, werk(loosheids)-, studie-, en leefsituatie. De Bereklauw is trots en dankbaar dat ze haar steentje kan bijdragen aan een betere wereld via een organisatie zoals VIA.

In 2009 ontvangt de Bereklauw haar zestiende internationale work@world-groep. De deelnemers komen o.m. uit Griekenland, Duitsland, Turkije, Tsjechië en Japan. Ruw geschat hebben zo’n 200 mensen van over gans Europa, Afrika, Afrika en Amerika de gemeente Herent en De Bereklauw op de wereldkaart gezet.

External Links:
* VIA vzw
* Service Civil International
* International Cultural Youth ExchangeSince 1993 De Bereklauw has been an approved location for the international working camps by organised by V.I.A., de Flemish department of Service Civil International.

On these working camps most of the available time, when not doing practical work that is, is being spent on trying to understand the events and structures that lead up to the working camp.

A camp like this, with its mixture of ‘unknown’ people, all having different backgrounds; social, ethnical, national and/or religious, is a challenge on its own. Keeping an open attitude and being able to partake in a process of growth theoretically, is a piece of cake. In reality you never know how it will turn out.

Experiences of camp participants will therefor differ largely. Most of them will return with positive memories. The V.I.A. organisation however does not want to put down their rules for a perfect community. What they will attempt is making people think and enabling them perhaps to translate their experiences to their own lives, their (un)employment and their own communities for study or cohabitation. Only in this way we can ever hope to accomplish some positive changes in the way we live together.

De Bereklauw is proud and grateful to be able to partake in the V.I.A. process and to contribute what little we have to offer for a better world.

In 2008 De Bereklauw accompanied its fifthteenth international working camp. We had girls coming over from Serbia, Tchechia, Russia and Sweden, joined by young men from Italy, Belgium and Germany. Every camp has about 15 international volunteers. In that way some 200 youngsters from all over Europe, Asia, the U.S. and Africa have put Herent on the map of the world.

Links:

* VIA vzw
* Service Civil International
* International Cultural Youth ExchangeSince 1993 De Bereklauw has been an approved location for the international working camps by organised by V.I.A., de Flemish department of Service Civil International.

On these working camps most of the available time, when not doing practical work that is, is being spent on trying to understand the events and structures that lead up to the working camp.

A camp like this, with its mixture of ‘unknown’ people, all having different backgrounds; social, ethnical, national and/or religious, is a challenge on its own. Keeping an open attitude and being able to partake in a process of growth theoretically, is a piece of cake. In reality you never know how it will turn out.

Experiences of camp participants will therefor differ largely. Most of them will return with positive memories. The V.I.A. organisation however does not want to put down their rules for a perfect community. What they will attempt is making people think and enabling them perhaps to translate their experiences to their own lives, their (un)employment and their own communities for study or cohabitation. Only in this way we can ever hope to accomplish some positive changes in the way we live together.

De Bereklauw is proud and grateful to be able to partake in the V.I.A. process and to contribute what little we have to offer for a better world.

In 2008 De Bereklauw accompanied its fifthteenth international working camp. We had girls coming over from Serbia, Tchechia, Russia and Sweden, joined by young men from Italy, Belgium and Germany. Every camp has about 15 international volunteers. In that way some 200 youngsters from all over Europe, Asia, the U.S. and Africa have put Herent on the map of the world.

Links:

* VIA vzw
* Service Civil International
* International Cultural Youth Exchange

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