CAMPO DE TRABAJO SCI
(Servicio Civil Internacional)
From August 17th to September 2nd 2016
ABOUT THE LOCAL PROJECT
Rural-development, cultural heritage, alternative to depopulation.
This year, we are trying to coordinate activities in three different villages: Monleras (250 inhabitants), El Manzano (80 inhabitants) and Sardón de los Frailes (85 inhabitants). They are close between them, less than 5km. They are struggling against unstoppable depopulation and general decay of rural culture. The inhabitants are committed to search alternatives for their common future. Preservation of cultural and natural resources plays a very important role in all their planning. The presence of international volunteers brings life and joy to the everyday life of the people of these villages.
We seek de cooperation and understanding between these three villages, because the complete development economic and social of them alone is not possible.
There are several landscape, buildings, wells, and other traditional constructions that identify this area, in which till a few years ago, people have been living in harmony with de environment and landscape. These sites have great cultural significance and heritage, and could be the key of development in this region.
So, cleaning paths of vegetation, design and fitting of an interpretative route through a village or using new ways of construction in concordance with the oldest conceptions, are some of the work to be done in these villages by volunteers.
There will also be activities to enhancement the ethnographic and cultural resources associated with a way of life that has survived until recent years in this area, which is in high risk of being lost and characterizes the identity of people of the region
The activity will be integrated to a sustainable rural development project in an area that suffers from depopulation and aging. In the work camp we will analyze these problems and will organize different forums to provide solutions and share ideas with local people also involved.
Monleras City Hall: Maite. Tfno: (0034) 923 08 90 12.