Belarusian Volunteers Commemorate WW I and WW II Heroes

From August 3 to August 14, 2014, the Belarusian State Pedagogical University named after Maxim Tank and the German War Graves Commission organized a Belarusian-German youth camp.

Held for the second time, the event gathered 20 German and ten Belarusian students. Young people took care of the World War I cemeteries and graves in Minsk, Grodno, and the surrounding area.  In addition, they had an opportunity to go on guided tours and visit the places of military glory and cultural attractions of Belarus.

From August 17 to August 22, 12 Belarusian volunteers from the Brest region joined their peers from Poland and Germany to become the members of one more international youth camp in Biala Podlaska, Poland. The volunteer camp was held at the European Centre for Education and Development of Volunteer Labor Teams. Belarus was represented by the members of student construction, volunteer, and creative teams.

Within the project, young people conducted roundtable discussions that focused on international cooperation in youth volunteering, delivered presentations of their national cultures, and participated in trainings, role playing games, and excursions, as well as in sport competitions and creative contests. In addition, the volunteers were engaged in the improvement and took care of the historical and cultural sites and military graves of the World War II near the town of Biala Podlaska, Poland.

 

Sources: MinskNews about the Belarusian-German youth camp in Minsk and Grodno, Brestski Kurier about volunteer camp in Biala Podlaska, Poland (Russian only)