"Six days for future" - arche noVa organises holiday-camps for young people

29.07.2022 - 10:51 - Deutschland
With the arche noVa project "Six days for future", young people in Saxony again have the opportunity to learn more about sustainable professions in free theme camps and workshops. There are still free places for the offers in the autumn holidays.

How do we want to live and work in the future? And how can I do something for the climate, the environment and my fellow human beings with my job? These are the questions the young people are exploring at the "Maker, Mouse and Microchip" theme camp, which is taking place until this Saturday at the Liebethal youth hostel near Pirna. In the "Fabmobil", a mobile future lab, they can try out 3D printing, laser cutting and robotics for themselves. Through visits to forward-looking companies, the participants also learn how sustainable IT and digitalisation can be brought into harmony. This week's programme included a visit to the Dresden-based company E.INFRA, which offers solutions for holistic infrastructures in the field of electrical, network and security technology.

Wide range of professional fields to explore

The offer meets with great interest. "Our summer offers are completely booked out," Claudia Holbe from arche noVa said happily when we visited the project. She is responsible for the theme camp and, as project manager, is also responsible for the other offers of "Six days for future". In cooperation with the Umweltzentrum Dresden e.V. and the Valtenbergwichtel e.V. from Neukirch (Upper Lusatia), a total of five theme camps and six workshops enable young people to learn more about sustainable professions until autumn. The range of occupational fields is broad. From media and events to handicrafts and construction, textiles and design or nutrition and gastronomy: the project gives the young people the opportunity to get to know numerous future-oriented sectors better and to find out which direction they want to take later on in their careers. 

Focus on social interaction 

In addition to professional input, the camps and workshops also focus on being together and having a good time. "Especially after COVID, it is important to us that the young people have the opportunity to get out and exchange ideas with each other," says Holbe. Through language mediation, it is also possible for young refugees from Ukraine to attend the events. 

There are still places available for the autumn events. All information about the theme camps and registration can be found here: www.6days4future.de. 

The project "Generation Future - Tomorrow's Professionals" is funded under the ESF federal programme "Promoting Vocational Training for Sustainable Development. Via green key competences to climate and resource-friendly action at work (BBNE)" by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection and the European Social Fund.