ON THE WASHERWOMEN S STEPS
- City of Art and History whose abbey and cloister are listed as World Heritage byUNESCO, Moissac watches over its rich heritage from the Medieval Ages to the Modernera. This project wishes to offer the downtown residents a green escape in the heart of theirliving space. Accompanied by dynamic leaders, you will share working time together, butalso many moments of intercultural exchange with the local population and the volunteersof the city.In association with the locals, young and old, you will renovate a traditional washhouse a few steps away from the abbey. You will participate in the security of the site, thecreation of a path, laundry, and establishing a path between the wash house and Carmel, aplace on the path to Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle.
- You will be staying in tents near the worksite where you will have accessto a kitchen and bathroom.
- Location: Moissac 80I km north of Toulouse, 30I km west of MontaubanLeisure activities: Outside of the worksite, you will discover the remarkable heritage of thistown, the abbey, and the canal. Walk along the path of Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle, onthe banks of the Tarn, you can enjoy the water and the beauty of the old stones. Swimming,walks, and mingling with the other youths from the camp and Moissac will be an opportunityto immerse yourself in this fruit and wine region.
Solidarites Jeunesses works alongside a number of partner organisations world-wide, exchanging volunteers and organising international solidarity projects. The association has been the French branch of Youth Action for Peace till 2009, a movement created after the First World War in order to reconcile people of different nationalities through a better mutual understanding. National Solidarites Jeunesses is a national youth organisation, recognised by the French Ministry of Youth and Sport. Our national headquarters are situated in Paris. We organise short and longer-term international youth volunteer workcamps and voluntary services, projects with people from disadvantaged areas, training sessions, and international solidarity projects. We also manage rural residential and community centres. Regional Solidaites Jeunesses is composed of 7 regional delegations: Ile-de-France, Franche-Comtï¿½, Languedoc-Roussillon, PACA, Auvergne, Poitou-Charentes and Midi-Pyrenees. Moreover it cooperates with partners in the regions of Bretagne, Lorraine and with La Croisï¿½e des Regards in the region PACA. Workcamps The international workcamp is a very important part in the action undertaken by Solidarites Jeunesses. It is prepared a long time in advance in the different regional offices and the National Secretariat. The international workcamp, open to volunteers of any age, is seen as a tool of local and personal development, tolerance and understanding between the different participants. Furthermore, we lay emphasis on the inclusion of people coming from disadvantaged areas. The workcamps promote the active participation of the local population.
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