Friday, 26 December 2014

The greetings to our friends

The New Year postcard is for Turkey

Merry Christmas and Season`s greetings to everybody on the team and partnership!!

                                          May we all be healthy, happy, lucky and successful!!

Teenagers' rights in Bulgaria

What is the legal age for drinking beer or wine? *  18
What is the legal age for drinking spirits (whiskey, rhum, vodka...) * 18
What is the legal age for voting? * 18
What is the legal age for buying cigarettes? *18
What is the legal age for leaving home? * the legal age for leaving home is 16 but you can rent your own place and get a mortgage when you turn 18.
What is the legal age for driving a car? * 18
What is the legal age for driving a motorbike? * - 16 years old for light motorbikes,  18 for full category A motorbikes
What is the legal age for driving a tractor? * 18
What is the legal age for having a bank card? * 14
What is the legal age for having a passport or an ID card? * 16, a temporary ID card is issued at 14 but the first permanent one is issued at 16. Passports are issued at parents`wish .
At what age must people do the military service? * There is no compulsory military service in Bulgaria but if you want to be a professional soldier you must be 18 to join the army.
What is the legal age for going to discos? *According to law you have to be 18 to go to discos, although you can visit discos and restaurants  after 9 in the evening if you are accompanied by an older relative.
What is the legal age for leaving compulsory education? * 16
What is the legal age for getting married? *You can get married if you are 18.
What is the legal age for having a job? *It is prohibited by law to hire/employ  people under 16 but you`d better be 18  because you have to have a degree/ a diploma for most jobs.
What is the legal age for abortion? * 18, if you are under 18 you need your parents`written consent
What is the legal age for punishment responsible on the law? *  over 14

Monday, 17 November 2014

Our question, posted in the Pupils` forum

Which is/are the most important human right/rights according to you?

Read the blog entry on the simplified version of the UN Universal Declaration of Human rights below and answer the above question. You may start like this : Ïn my opinion/ I think the most important human right/rights is/are..... 

United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Simplified Version
This simplified version of the 30 Articles of the
Universal Declaration of Human Rights has been created especially for young people.
1. We Are All Born Free & Equal. We are all born free. We all have our own thoughts and ideas. We should all be treated in the same way.
2. Don’t Discriminate. These rights belong to everybody, whatever our differences.
3. The Right to Life. We all have the right to life, and to live in freedom and safety. 
4. No Slavery. Nobody has any right to make us a slave. We cannot make anyone our slave. 
5. No Torture. Nobody has any right to hurt us or to torture us. 
6. You Have Rights No Matter Where You Go. I am a person just like you! 
7. We’re All Equal Before the Law. The law is the same for everyone. It must treat us all fairly. 
8. Your Human Rights Are Protected by Law. We can all ask for the law to help us when we are not treated fairly. 
9. No Unfair Detainment. Nobody has the right to put us in prison without good reason and keep us there, or to send us away from our country. 
10. The Right to Trial. If we are put on trial this should be in public. The people who try us should not let anyone tell them what to do. 
11. We’re Always Innocent Till Proven Guilty. Nobody should be blamed for doing something until it is proven. When people say we did a bad thing we have the right to show it is not true. 
12. The Right to Privacy. Nobody should try to harm our good name. Nobody has the right to come into our home, open our letters, or bother us or our family without a good reason. 
13. Freedom to Move. We all have the right to go where we want in our own country and to travel as we wish. 
14. The Right to Seek a Safe Place to Live. If we are frightened of being badly treated in our own country, we all have the right to run away to another country to be safe. 
15. Right to a Nationality. We all have the right to belong to a country.
6. Marriage and Family. Every grown-up has the right to marry and have a family if they want to. Men and women have the same rights when they are married, and when they are separated.
17. The Right to Your Own Things. Everyone has the right to own things or share them. Nobody should take our things from us without a good reason.
18. Freedom of Thought. We all have the right to believe in what we want to believe, to have a religion, or to change it if we want.
19. Freedom of Expression. We all have the right to make up our own minds, to think what we like, to say what we think, and to share our ideas with other people.
20. The Right to Public Assembly. We all have the right to meet our friends and to work together in peace to defend our rights. Nobody can make us join a group if we don’t want to.
21. The Right to Democracy. We all have the right to take part in the government of our country. Every grown-up should be allowed to choose their own leaders.
22. Social Security. We all have the right to affordable housing, medicine, education, and childcare, enough money to live on and medical help if we are ill or old.
23. Workers’ Rights. Every grown-up has the right to do a job, to a fair wage for their work, and to join a trade union.
24. The Right to Play. We all have the right to rest from work and to relax.
25. Food and Shelter for All. We all have the right to a good life. Mothers and children, people who are old, unemployed or disabled, and all people have the right to be cared for.
26. The Right to Education. Education is a right. Primary school should be free. We should learn about the United Nations and how to get on with others. Our parents can choose what we learn.
27. Copyright. Copyright is a special law that protects one’s own artistic creations and writings; others cannot make copies without permission. We all have the right to our own way of life and to enjoy the good things that art, science and learning bring.
28. A Fair and Free World. There must be proper order so we can all enjoy rights and freedoms in our own country and all over the world.
29. Responsibility. We have a duty to other people, and we should protect their rights and freedoms.
30. No One Can Take Away Your Human Rights.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Questionnaire on Children`s Rghts

Dear kids,
I am posting a link to a questionnaire on the children`s rights here. We talked about them last year , besides they emphasise things you are interested in, so  .... please, answer them /all members/.
Скъпи деца, слагам линк към анкета за правата на децата. Това е задача по проекта, говорили сме за тях миналата година, освен това съм сигурна,че засяга въпроси,които ви вълнуват.Затова се обръщам към всички членове на отбора ни, без значение къде се намират сега, попълнете и изпратете!

Post mobility evaluation

Evaluation questionnaire

Choose the best answer/answers to each question.

  1. During the mobility, have you had any opportunity of speaking English with other people?

a. yes, enough
b. yes, but not too much
c. no, I haven't had any opportunity
d. no because I was ashamed

  1. What information about our partners' countries have you found out?

a. the culture of other countries
b. the history of other countries
c. the monuments of other countries
d. the traditional dishes of other countries
e. the traditions of other countries
f. the famous people
g. the educational system
h. new words in the Romanian language
i. others......

  1. What things are important to you during the mobility?

a. to make friends with other teenagers
c.  to get to know new countries
d. to taste new dishes

  1. The stay in Romania turned out to be

a. a very satisfying experience
b. stressful at the begining but I am content
c. I didn't like it but I am glad I could come
d. I am not satisfied at all

  1. Are you going to keep in touch with your new friends?

a. yes
b. no
c. I don't know

  1. What did you like most?

a. sports activities
b. team – work
c. sightseeing Bucharest
d. others

  1. Do you think that you have improved your English?
a. yes
b. no

  1. Any other comments? Would you like to add anything?

Saturday, 4 October 2014

A visit to Turkey

Our fourth mobility has just finished. We have had a lot of experiences , we have made a lot of  friends, and  we will always cherish the  wonderful memories we had together ! We already miss the sense of belonging we shared.
During the meeting we shared our interests and  experiences, we talked about common values and made entries into our common "Diary". We had a workshop on the ways we can help the environment and made an exhibition with the materials we had prepared beforehand. And most of all - we had a wonderful time together! See for yourself!

Friday, 26 September 2014