An European Voluntary Service Project, financed by Erasmus +
by Minte Forte Association in Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Rooted in the non-formal approach to education, the project, as the name suggests, aimed at exploring and capitalizing on the educational valences of Arts. Four volunteers, coming from rather different cultural backgrounds and areas of interest, made this happen: Gayane from Armenia, Roxane from France, Eva from Slovakia and Jordy from Spain.

The project took place in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, between August 01, 2016 and March 27, 2017.
During these eight months, the international volunteers, together with local volunteers from Minte Forte, developed personal development workshops based on non-formal methods and arts, and delivered them to children and  teenagers. The volunteers held their activities in Horea School, Romulus Ladea Art High School in Cluj-Napoca, as well as in the Minte Forte headquarters, with young adults.

As an expression of their personal intrests, the four EVS volunteers also developed personal projects, which encompassed a wide range of activities: a series of video tutorials and workshops providing ideas of leisure activities to be done offline, workshops for children about the importance of protecting the environment, painting workshops for the elderly in a residential center and a flamenco workshop, accompanied by live instrumental music.

The spirit of this project was caught in two video clips made by the volunteers:

And a beautiful photo album:

We thank Jordy, Eva, Gayane and Roxane for the incredible time we spent together at Minte Forte and for the meaningful work they did in our community.