This week we were invited to attend a survival workshop – outdoor school belgium
On that morning, we were awaken by the alarm clocks in our phones and we took a hot shower by simply opening the tap. We boiled some tea water on the electric stove, while listening to Mogli (Amel’s favourite artist at the moment) through a bluetooth speaker. We left the house by bike and we went to the middle of our forest where the training could begin. Continue reading “Barefoot”
This past couple of weeks, our forest has been awoken from the darkness by a festival – WinterWarm. A joined effort between de Hoge Rielen and de Warande (culture center in Turnhout), this event was way more popular than we initially thought – especially because of the cold and rainy weather.
Continue reading “Winterwarm”
We just reached home from our 6 day on arrival training in Hanenbos. The place is very similar to de Hoge Rielen with a huge forest around – we were told that somewhat secluded locations work better for these kind of things. Apparently young people and a city center full of bars are not the ideal conditions to learn (whaaat?).
So all the EVS volunteers in Flanders got together on a Monday without knowing much of what would happen next. But rest assured – so much have happened during these days that it felt like we were there way more than a week. We don’t want to get into too much detail in case one of our dear readers is going through this experience in the future – half of the fun is not knowing what is going on with those group dynamics. And you make the most friends when everyone is feeling lost #psychologyrocks.
Continue reading “F.A.I.L.”
It’s January, a very uncommon time to start an EVS here at de Hoge Rielen but the impact was already pretty big!
We are Ana from Portugal and Amel from Austria.
You will be getting to know us better in the next blog-posts which will be published on a regular basis.
As you can already see and will see in the pictures down below something very crazy happened to the trees.
An unusually strong storm hit the country right in our first night here. We were so tired from our trip that we didn’t even realize until next morning when everyone was so scared and talking about it.
Continue reading “The Fallen Booms”
The ideas from the workshop “apps en pixels” finally turned into an EVS project: Here’s the Stop Motion Movie who presents in a creative way the work of an EVS at de Hoge Rielen which includes all the different services of the domain . Continue reading “The Stop Motion Movie is ready”
Time goes really fast and our experience in Belgium has already finished. After nine months of experiences, now it is moment to get some conclusions about the time we had the opportunity to live in De Hoge Rielen.
Continue reading “EVS Farewell”
After so many posts about different events, trips and situations we attended and maybe because other EVS have already left, we start to be conscious that we are also close to leaving. So, we are getting some conclusions after these months and we would like to show a bit more about why many youngsters and scouts come to De Hoge Rielen. Continue reading “The Workshops”