"Our mission is to assist in the reformation of Ukraine consistent with European standards, as well as to introduce democratic values and develop civil society in Ukraine."

From the Statute of
the Center for European Initiatives

22.01.16 18:31

SMART New Year 2015


From the 25th to the 27th of December near Sumy in the forest resort "Rovesnyk" pupils from Sumy and Sumy region were immersed into the incredibly bright fairy-tale - SMART New Year. Participants were merged in the festive atmosphere which consisted of workshops, English classes with foreign volunteers, explorations of Christmas traditions, etc.

SMART Camp became the unforgettable end of 2015 for 71 participants. It was dedicated to the traditions of celebrating Christmas and New Year in Ukraine and the European Union countries.

During three days EVS volunteers were presenting English classes in a very unconventional way such as group work, educational interactive presentations about the EU, quests, puzzles, association games, creation own stories. The result of these classes was not only improving of the language level and knowledge but also the development of creative potential of children, the ability to think and react quickly, raising communication skills.

During the workshops participants together with volunteers made gifts, cards, calendars, Christmas ornaments, angels, etc.

Exciting disco, English films and quests were organized for the kids in the evening.

No doubt, the New Year's event could not exist without the real Santa Claus and Snow Maiden. They presented sweet gifts, certificates and photographs to all the participants. Learning with SMART Camp is always helpful, funny and unforgettable.

We are waiting for you in March. See you soon!