The summer museum-educational program for young volunteers of Kurkijoki village began. On the basis of the Kurkijoki Local History Center
gathered 18 young people who in first day got acquainted with each other and with the basics of volunteering.
– On the first day, we tried to work in a team, to feel the importance of trusting team members, to listen carefully to what tasks we are given. The most difficult was to overcome the “Pacific Ocean” with dangerous sharks. Classes on volunteering allowed to deal with the fact that it can give to everyone, – participants said at the end of the starting day.
On the remaining days, children are waited for classes on the development of volunteer skills, meetings with archaeologists, specialists of the National Museum of Karelia, and first-aid classes and the development of creativity. The program is implemented within the framework of the project InterActive History (KA3022) of the Karelia Crossborder Cooperation Program of the Foundation for the Creative industries and cultural tourism development fund.
The InterActive History project is a joint effort of six museums in Russia and Finland to create and introduce new interactive museum services based on research and interpretation of local cultural heritage, interactive principles and historical reconstruction in order to develop local identity and unique culture of the Euregio Karelia region. The project is implemented in the partnership with the Ministry of culture of the Republic of Karelia.
Karelia CBC Programme is financed by the European Union, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Finland