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Press Release EN

Car Wash in Aid of SPYS Ghana Projects

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On Saturday 25 July, six volunteers going to Ghana through SPYS this summer coordinated a car wash at the GS Superstore in Naxxar whereby the nice sum of €791 was collected to support projects that will be held in Ashaiman-Tema and in Sunyani.

Avoiding the grueling heat outside with the carwash organized at the GS Carpark, the spirit and enthusiasm of the whole SPYS team was evident and made the event a successful one.

Belgian Playgrounds: An Unforgettable Two Weeks

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Going to Belgium was truly an amazing experience. Bernard Briffa and I worked at the Belgian playgrounds for 2 weeks and it is an experience which, I’m sure, we will keep in our hearts forever. We first met with some other international volunteers along with Belgian trainers to spend a weekend together in order to be introduced to the playgrounds. We got to learn some Belgian games, the Dutch language and traditions along with some sessions in order for us to be familiar with Belgian playgrounds.

After that weekend all together, we got sent to our playgrounds to start off the week. Bernard and I went to Oud Heverlee in Leuven; a beautiful and well-kept playground. The animators were very welcoming and helpful. They tried to speak English as much as they can and, if that was not possible, we always had someone to translate for us.

Summer Camp in Slovakia: A Remarkable Experience

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Visiting Slovakia was a remarkable experience for me mostly because I was alone visiting a country where English language is still a barrier. The team of animators in Slovakia were fully prepared and very organized for the Summer Camp which took place in the Salesian Oratory in Mamateyca.

On arrival I was already greeted by my host family and immediately visited the oratory where I met most of the team already. Everyone at the salesians was very welcoming and so they made me feel at home immediately. From my end I made efforts to give my support in every activitity even if cleaning floor, windows or simply cheering up the children during games.

Eurizon 2008 – Krakow, Poland

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In August, a group of Maltese youths from SPYS (Salesian Pastoral Youth Service) travelled to the Polish city of Krakow to participate in this year's Eurizon which for the last five years has become the annual gathering of youths coming from Salesian organizations across Europe.