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Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary

by Friends of Szadvar (Szadvarert Barati Kor)
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary
Szadvar castle project and youth camp, Hungary

Summary

Support the people who are volunteerly working on the conservation and cleanup of the almost forgotten Szadvar Castle in rural Hungary. It helps the local people by attracting more tourists to this underdeveloped part of the country. 'Friends of Szadvar' organizes 3 events every year: summer excavation week and regular cleaning of the castle area in the spring and in the fall. We provide tools, food and lodging for 30-60 volunteers including many children and students.

$25,000
total goal
$13,513
remaining
150
donors
1
monthly donor
1
fundraiser
11
years

Challenge

Szogliget is located in one of the poorest counties. After 1990, the state-sponsored factories and mines closed their gates leaving many people without jobs. The population fell below 800 as young people moved to the cities to find jobs. The village has a famous but neglected medieval castle and is located next to the UNESCO listed Aggtelek NP. The project aims to create a tourist destination by restoring part of the castle and bring 30000 visitors per year who will strengthen the local economy.

Solution

The project will clean up the castle grounds, search volunteers for archeological excavations and collect funds to eliminate danger by conserving the standing walls. Long term plan is to create a ruin park with lookouts to the surrounding hills, place signs and trash bins along the road and promote the castle in the region and the whole country. We also invite professionals to educate children and students about historic monument preservation and enviroment protection on our events

Long-Term Impact

The project will allow children from different countries learn about each other's culture and history. The people of Szogliget will able to provide services to visitors and provide a better life for their families.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.szadvar.hu
English site

Organization Information

Friends of Szadvar (Szadvarert Barati Kor)

Location: Szogliget, Hungary - Hungary
Website:
Project Leader:
Szadvar Castle
Project Leader
Szogliget, Hungary
* This project is competing for bonus prizes
through the Year End Campaign 2019. Terms and conditions apply.

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