Programme: Visegrad Fund
Venue: Poltava, Ukraine
Dates: 15—25 May 2021
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Czech participant: Jakub Ištok
Participating countries: Ukraine, Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary
Hosting organisation: Logos Ukraine
The escape to diversity project from the LOGOS NGO organization, which took place on 15-25. May 2021 in Ukraine, more precisely in the city of Poltava was focused on the creation of escape games with an educational goal on the topics of minorities.
Participants came from Hungary, the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Ukraine. The organizers of the project who spent most of our time with us were Emir, Veronika and Dima. The whole project took care of us and provided everything we needed. It was great that Veronika came from Poltava, the place of the project, so she showed us a lot of great places and restaurants.
The project took place a few minutes from almost in the city center in the house Zhouse, it was a perfectly furnished house with a water environment for the project. We were 2-3 people in the room. Great weather was released for the duration of the project. We built the escape games themselves in the basement of the local university, about 1.5 km from the hotel.
Catering was perfectly provided. We each had breakfast in the rooms. At the beginning of the project, we were filled with refrigerators, which we were able to add during the project. Each room had its own kitchen, so this form of breakfast suited everyone. We had some cookies, fruit, tea and coffee for the coffee brakes. We had lunch either at the hotel or we visited a restaurant, a few lunches were also in the dining room at the university. Dinner also worked in the same way. Every time we went to a restaurant we had to order what we wanted in advance.
The choice of a place to build escape games was great in the basement of the university, where the club, which had been abandoned for about 30 years, was a water place for our needs. From there, the bike could easily be reached from the city or the hotel.
Every day was an educational program interspersed with pooby games. Proram was well conceived, everything was fun, creative and rewarding, everyone was always involved. There were a lot of dating games at the beginning of the project, they were fun and definitely helped to get to know each other.
During the first few days we had a lot of free time to visit the town of Poltava which is really wonderful and worth a visit. At the same time, it was like a return of 1.5 years in time because, unlike in the Czech Republic, there were almost no measures in Ukraine due to coronavirus, everything was open.
Overall, I rate the project as an excellent and well-prepared event in a beautiful place with great people. I also think that all participants are now able to create their own escape game.
I’m glad I had the opportunity to be part of this project!