Welcome on this blog about my experiences of living one year in Moldova. I am working there for Vent d'Est, a humanitarian organization. One of its projects is to develop solidarity tourism in Moldova. I will write about my experiences in this small country, which is so little known.
Friday, 31 May 2013
Climbing with Teenagers in Orhei Vechi
There are not many places to climb in Moldova and the few
existing possibilities are hardly known,
even by locals and even in Orhei Vechi, one of the most touristic places in
Climbing site Orhei Vechi
View from the top
I had the chance to volunteer in a project organized by
Outdoor Leadership Centre to familiarize local
teenagers with rock climbing.
Children are in general good climbers and it is a way to acquire some useful
skills and abilities, like problem solving thinking, taking responsibility and it
increasing strength and body awareness.
The day was organized for teenagers in Orhei Vechi. A week before we talked to them to
check if they were interested and to schedule a date. The first day, 6 enthusiastic teenagers showed up.After some hesitation in the beginning, they soon climbed the wall like they have done it their whole life. The second
day, the children from the first day learned how to belay people and they belayed
the other children.
While we collected equipment after climbing,
the teenagers cleaned the river. To
reward the children for their work Agropensiune Butuceni provided placinta,
fruit juice and ice cream.
Thanks to this successful experience, the 5th of June will take
place the next climbing event for local children.