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On June 28, about 25 Filocalia volunteers met in the „Rose Valley” park. The purpose of the meeting was to plan the 4-th edition of the major annual AO Filocalia campaigns -“Help the school bell ring for every child”. Its goal is a noble one – to help as many children from poor families to go to school by providing backpacks and school supplies they lack and need. Therefore, the active involvement of volunteers is crucial to the success of the event.

Every year AO Filocalia organizes trainings for the new volunteers who join our team. But because young people interested in our activities are joining throughout the year, outdoor meetings serve as a good opportunity to strengthen the team of existing volunteers and to include the newcomers in our activities.

The first part of the day was dedicated to team building games. Personal characteristic games have helped volunteers get to know each other better and to learn more about the work of the Association.

The volunteers gathered not just to work but also to enjoy some leisure time together, so, before lunch, the young people played badminton, talked and exchanged impressions. Socialization continued during lunch. And after a few slices of pizza they started to make plans for the 4th edition of the campaign “Help the school bell ring for every child”.

By the evening we managed to create some scenarios for the event, some ideas how to promote the campaign and we also succeeded to distribute tasks among the present volunteers. Together with our brave team of volunteers we have spent a beautiful summer day wishing a welcome to the new ones and team planning one of the major events organized by the association, but also spending a great Saturday in a very active and productive way.