Mind Your Body youth exchange in Slovenia

Οκτώβριος 10, 2018

The youth exchange “Mind Your Body” took place in Trbovlje, Slovenia between the 14th and 23rd of July 2018. It was organized by Mladenski center Trbovlje and it aimed to make young people, aged 16 to 25 to recognize the meaning and influence of healthy life-style on physical health and general well-being.

The exchange was focused on the topic of a healthy lifestyle through doing fun sports in free time and cooking healthy meals. Acknowledging that that homemade food is much better than take-aways and order-ins, the participants have made the booklet Veggie Zine with the receipts they shared during the week. 

During the exchange, the participants have learned not only about the importance of a healthy lifestyle, but they also had the chance to meet people from abroad, spend less time sitting and be more active in group work, enjoy sports and become more confident. They also had the chance to organize an event, the VEGE-FESTIVAL, as an activity of the exchange where they learned how to deal with stress and to organize their time. Last but not least, they did all this while having fun!

It’s easy to come to the conclusion that youth exchanges have a positive impact on the participants. Believe it or not, in a short period of time, you can make strong friendships. Don’t take it as it is, but have a look on Stella’s impressions about it here.