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Field Group Belarus Meeting in Vitebsk

5th October 2012

From 28th until 29th September the Field Group Belarus met in Vitebsk, the birth city of the famous painter Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985) in the Northeast of Belarus.

Field Group and members of YMCA Vitebsk

Fourteen persons from five countries participated in the meeting. The difficult conditions for the YMCA work in Belarus as well as an evaluation of existing partnerships were main topics during the meeting. A short description of the YMCA work in Belarus could be: limited resources - high motivation.

After the official part the Field Group met with members and leaders of YMCA Vitebsk in a warm hearted atmosphere and got a fresh impression of the different creative programmes which are delivered.

Belarusian boy in the West of Belarus

The next Field Group Meeting will take place from 20th until 21st September 2013.

Martin Weder
Field Group Leader

Author/Source: Martin Weder, Field Group Leader

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