From 6th to16th June in Zagreb, secondary medical school “Vrapce” was organized youth exchange which gathered 46 participants from Croatia, Poland, Macedonia, and Portugal. In this project, young people who were 15-17 years old explore ways of being healthy through appropriate diet and exercise. Half of the activities were held in the dormitory near city center where young people were accommodated and the other half were outside every day where with various activities was given the importance of how important it is to be active. We have city run, hiking on the mountain, aerobic, pilates, yoga, football match etc. Among all these activities, we all learned the benefits of healthy and organic food, we learned how correctly and without tramps to read declarations about the composition of the processed food and how to calculate our body weight index.
The acquired knowledge, skills and experiences of the exchange were not very familiar to the young people, so they expressed an initiative, after returning to Macedonia through their own example as well as through dissemination, to influence their fellow students and members in Sfera.
After all, participants increase social and intercultural competences of them all.
What Elena and Cane as a participants say about this youth exchange:
We were so lucky to be part of a project like this, because we had an amazing and unforgettable experience to learn more about healthy diet, and many different ways how to be active without paying for a gym membership.
In this project we meet young’s from Portugal, Poland and Croatia and we are still in contact with them. We had a great opportunity to improve our English with other people. The place where we have stayed, offended so many facilities such as table tennis table, big yard where we could play with the other people, computer room and TV room as well. Also we had an opportunity to fell an amazing atmosphere in Zagreb on the main square because in the same time Croatian national football team won the second place in the world cup. The projects like this are very good opportunity for every people because they are traveling, learning something new every day and meeting people from different countries and culture.