Host Brave Kids
Hosting Families We are looking for volunteers who would be willing to accept in their homes children arriving at Brave Kids 2017! We know from experience that hosting Brave Kids carries a lot of interesting situations and unforgettable memories.
For two weeks, from 17 June to 2 July, we need families ready not only to provide young artists with accommodation, breakfast, dinner, transportation to the workshops and performances, but mainly to surround them with care and hospitality.
Photo by Maciej Dudzik
This year's edition will host children from more then 20 countries from the age of eight to sixteen years old. Over 130 children will go to different cities to participate in the first part of the project. This year the cities are Wrocław, Warsaw, Wałbrzych, Przemyśl, Białystok in Poland and Kosice/Slovakia.
We believe that the Polish people will prove their hospitality, show a wide tolerance, courage and willingness to share their heart and time with others. Host families and their children participate in a variety of activities organised by Brave Kids: parade, picnics, performances and art workshops.
In the previous edition up to 80 Polish families participated in the project and some of them even visited their guests in their countries. The practice of hospitality, generosity and patience generates the dialogue full of tolerance, direct encounter with different cultures, and integration with other families.
Training Intercultural Communication
Just before the arrival of the children a series of trainings on intercultural communication will be organized to outline potential challenges arising from cultural differences.
Host families are involved in the training of global and intercultural education, which are designed to prepare them to host participants of Brave Kids .
Claim Your Family!
If you wish to take part in the fifth edition of Brave Kids, experience an incredible adventure and host children at home, please contact us:
WROCŁAW - Laryssa Kowalczyk, 601 560 564, firstname.lastname@example.org
WARSZAWA - Iwona Cichowicz, 602 536 705, email@example.com
WAŁBRZYCH - Magdalena Sawicka, 666 125 446, firstname.lastname@example.org
BIAŁYSTOK - Łukasz Szczepański, 537 004 382, bravekids.białystok@bravefestival.pl
PRZEMYŚL - Hanna Trefler 500 859 657, Monika Fedyk 509 121 933, email@example.com
KOSICE, SLOVAKIA - Radka Neubertová, tel. 421 948 510 369
Brave Kids: An Unusual Experience In June, Brave Kids will visit us again. For two weeks they will be hosted by local families who will become "their very own families" during that period … Regardless of the place they come from - either from a big city or a small village placed well of the beaten track in a jungle - they all become our friends, often members of a family.
There are shared lunches, walks, trips, ice-creams, fooling-around, even comforting by "new mums" when the feeling of a yearning to be back home appears.
An incredible bond is built between host families and the kids – we simply treat them as our own children. But during these two short weeks host families also make friendships. They share experiences and emotions which create a strong bond...
Once the Brave Kids are gone, the host families meet to view the photographs, recall some memories and plan their participation in the next Brave Kids edition, when the world visits us, or schedule a shared journey – even if it takes them to the other end of the world – just to visit "their own" kids.
Brave families spontaneously create a new, harmonious community for which openness, empathy, cordiality and the willingness to integrate are common to all.