The team of Youth center Vratsa is providing opportunities for young people to gather in clubs of interest that are guided by youth workers or volunteers.
Club “Youth Development and Entrepreneurship” offer young people various activities, with a formal and informal focus in the field of cultural tourism, presenting and participating in local craft workshops, tour programs and tours, which are conducted by partners in the form of experts from ROME – Vratsa and Nature Conservation Center “Natura” at the Directorate of Vratsa Balkan, through which club participants build skills and knowledge to present the local cultural and historical heritage to their peers, in order to meet and participate in the development of one of the priorities areas of Vratsa municipality, namely cultural tourism. Orienteering and rafting classes were held. On August 17 and 23, 2021 the team of the Youth Center – Vratsa, together with its clubs “Sports Animation and Tourism” and “Youth Development and Entrepreneurship” and together with the Regional History Museum – Vratsa prepared the adventure game “Seekers of forgotten elements – fire, water, air, land and love “in the area of the pass” Vratsata”.This was part of the Center’s summer program. Young people participated in a video of the Center for viticulture and winemaking.
The Sports Animation and Tourism Club aim at the participants to acquire and improve their practical skills in the field of sports activities and tourism. On August 17 and 23, 2021 the team of the Youth Center – Vratsa, together with its clubs “Sports Animation and Tourism” and “Youth Development and Entrepreneurship” and together with the Regional History Museum – Vratsa prepared the adventure game “Seekers of forgotten elements – fire, water, air, land and love “in the area of the pass” Vratsata”.This was part of the Center’s summer program. There are yoga and tabata classes for young people. On November 22, 2021, two of the girls from the club – Geri Pelovska and Iva Mitova joined a video, with which they showed and spoke about two of the most interesting buildings in Vratsa – the Tower of the Meshchi and the Tower of Kurtpashov. On January 10, 2022, the young people from the club joined a video that aims to motivate more young people to move and play sports! At the end of March, 15 young people from Vratsa, Sofia, Blagoevgrad, Plovdiv and others took part in the classes of tabata and yoga of the Sports Animation and Tourism Club. This was in connection with the first “YOUTH WEEKEND” for 2022. It was organized together with the association “Futura”.
“School for parents” is for parents of children from 3 years to 6 years. At the first event, the parents got acquainted with the challenges in the adaptation of children in kindergarten and what to expect in this regard. The topic of the types of oppositional behaviour at this age and how to deal with it. At the next event, parents learned about appropriate ways and techniques to encourage and sanction children at an early age.
The Board Games Club is for young people who want to improve their social skills and contacts, communicate together, work in teams and play an important role in the process of organizing tournaments. Young people regularly play different types of games, which improve not only their analytical skills but also their teamwork skills.
Talents Club is a place where children and young people have the freedom to show their talents. By providing the appropriate equipment, the team of the centre hold forums, events and concerts in which young people have a field for expression and a place to show their talent. Here the fire group FireLab operates, which is from young people from Vratsa. They participated in the show of Nikolaos Citiridis, then held “Sparks of Ancient Fire” and then joined the Festival of Adventures in Vratsa Balkans and then joined The summer program of the Center.
The Debates Club aim to present several debates on socially important topics related to young people. By conducting activities in the Debate Club, young people develop communication skills, proper expression and negotiation, as well as building tolerance and friendly relationships. Through participation in this club, young people develop their active citizenship and learn to defend the causes for which they are fighting.
Club “Creators” aim to bring together volunteers focused on the development of youth spaces in other settlements, which will be a field for organization of youth events and activities. The young people created the place “The Beach” at the beginning of the village of Zgorigrad in the individual months. They made and hung signs with eco-orientation at several key places in Vratsa during the different months.
The Clubs are part of Project BGLD – 1.003 – 0004 “Youth Center Vratsa – a factor for the development of the Northwest “, financed through the EEA Financial Mechanism 2014-2021. The publications on the site reflect only the opinion of the authors. The Program Operator of the “Program Local Development, Poverty Reduction and Improved Inclusion of Vulnerable Groups” is not responsible for the content and information.