tededThe H-Ug team gave a speech at the TedEd Club in Chalkida on Saturday 29th of April 2017. The event was organized by the Foreign Languages Language Center ELC Anyfadis, certified center for the internationally recognized TedEd Clubs platform. TedED is an initiative of the TED platform for youth and education. The event was held at the "Peri Technon" theatre in Chalkida and approximately 150 people attended the event.

The H-Ug team talked about how they managed to combine travelling and volunteerism, developing the H-Ug Project. As the H-Ug team said: "Two words can represent us: Travelling and Volunteerism. While traveling, our goal is not only to get to know new places and cultures but also to offer. Through volunteer trips we offer not only to others but also to ourselves. That's exactly what happens to us and the H-Ug Project. The H-Ug Project at first was just an idea, the opportunity for a trip to an unknown country and continent. But then this idea evolved into the H-Ug project. Eventually this is our passion: the H-Ug Project, a voluntary journey, the only difference with this journey is that we do not know when and where it will end. "

But the event was focused on students who presented their interests in a quite interactive way. In addition, Susana Abigador talked about the health of our emotions, thoughts and body, and the event ended with a drawing-story telling by Leda Varvarousi. At the end of the event, the H-Ug Project team had the opportunity to discuss with the participants and further inform them.

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4Konstantinos Maragkos represented the H-Ug project in the Youth Exchange programme “Human Rights Here Write Now” organised by the French NGO Concordia, in the framework of the Erasmus+ programme. The programme took place in Le Mans, France from 20th until 29th of April 2017. 31 participants from Greece, Italy, France, Estonia, Spain, Ukraine and Palestine met for 10 days to participate in the programme with the aim to discuss and work on human rights. We would like to warmly thank the French NGO Concordia for the cooperation. The activity included a presentation with the value of voluteerism, presentation of the H-Ug Project and the H-Ug within Balkans. Afterwards, the participants had the chance to watch the documentary “Uganda through our eyes”. Furthermore, the participants tried the local coffee from Uganda “Love and Hope Monde”.

Comments from the participants:

Alba, 23 years old from Spain: “Giving tenderness and education is giving power and hope. A project, a better world in the future”

Kris, 24 years old from Estonia: “Summary of this project show me that education is important and needed everywhere even countries where it is complicated like it is in Uganda”

Ahmet, 20 years old from Palestine: “The education is a powerful thing, so if the people have a good education they will be powerful.”

Victoire, 24 tears old from France: “A beautiful project for the most important thing in human rights all over the world: education.”

Clarissa, 23 years old from Italy: “I found the project very useful regarding future academic careers for Ugandan students”

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4The event “The Value of Volunteerism» has been succesfully accomplished on 13/04/2017 in Cetinje, Montenegro.

We would like to warmly thank the NGO ACTIVA ZONA for hosting our event and for the whole cooperation. The event got started with interactive activities, presentation of the H-Ug Project, the value of volunteerism and continued with the documentary "Uganda through our eyes." Guest speakers from Kenya and Nigeria shared with the attendants personal experiences regarding their personal life and education in Africa and Europe. Lina Mkoji and Hilary Banks have been representing open books through a live library. Finally, questions to the live books and a constructive conversation between organizers and participants have been implemented.

Thank you for the cooperation and for supporting us!

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5The event “The Value of Volunteerism» has been succesfully accomplished on 19/04/2017 in Niš, Serbia.

We would like to warmly thank the NGO Aktilum for hosting our event and for the excellent cooperation. The event got started with interactive activities, presentation of the H-Ug Project, the value of volunteerism and continued with the documentary "Uganda through our eyes". It was also presented the project t”No walls, more words” from the founder of the Italian non-governmental organization IPA. Lina W. Mkoji , Hilary Banks and MarcoValerio Battaglia have been representing live books through a live library and have been sharing their experiences in Europe regarding their education and vice versa. Finally, stationary has been collected and gifts have been exchanged between the organizers and the attendants.

Thank you for the cooperation and the support!

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3The event “The Value of Education & Volunteerism» has succesfully accomplished on 10/04/2017 in Ljubjana. We would like to warmly thank the slovenian NGO SLOGA for hosting our event and for the whole cooperation. The event got started with interactive activities, presentation of the H-Ug Project, the value of volunteerism and continued with the documentary "Uganda through our eyes." Guest speakers from Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda shared with the attendants personal experiences regarding their personal life and education in Africa and Europe. Lina Mkoji, Hilary Banks and Catherine Natako have been representing open books through a live library. Then, two teams of students presented running and upcoming projects in Africa. The first group of students, consisted of Lauren Chan and Sil Van De Velde, talked about the research project "Western Sahara", which is being implemented from the University of Girona in Spain (http://www.udg.edu/instituts/ Superiord% E2% 80% 99EstudisTur% C3% ADstics / Inici / Reculldenoticies / tabid / 17166 / p / 55600 / language / es-ES / Default.aspx). The second group of students, consisted of Valentine Durant and Louise Russier presented the Projet Madagascar 2017 - La Goutte d'Eau (https://www.facebook.com/projetmada2014/?fref=ts ), which is being implemented from the French student organization La Goutte d'Eau.

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