Report
ESN Country: 
Portugal
Maria Galo Costa
Date of the event: 
Thursday, 29 October, 2015
Goal of the event: 
Fight discrimination of the elderly by exchanging cultures
Short description of the event: 
We visited an elderly house in order to give a different day to them and promote culture exchange by educational activities such as cooking workshop (it was taught their local gastronomy) , dancing and gardening class.
Did you cooperate with another organisation?: 
Yes
Write down the names of the partners you collaborated with.: 
Casa Europa
Duration of the volunteer activity: 
4h
Number of international students: 
12
Number of "locals" involved: 
20
Number of ESNers involved: 
6
Feedback: 
It was a very important activity for both students and elderly, since our main goal was fullfilled: surpass mental and age barrier. The fact that students taught some things from their countries (cook, dance, sing) showed a hole new different world to the elderly since some of them never traveled before. They were all very excited to have young internacional people with them as it was an escape from routine and a way to develop new kind of activities. The students thought this activity was very enriching to them as they felt fulfilled for teaching new things to people that are isolated, and to also learn some things from older generations.
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