No more preparations, time for actions ...

After 1 month together, the delegates have moved in their respective district to work for several months. 

The Malagasy Youth Delegates have moved in Nord-Trøndelag district, around 600 kilometers from Oslo, in a city called Steinkjer.

For us, the change is quickly noticed. Oslo was a bit crowded and noisy but here in Steinkjer is so calm, relaxing and very very very silent :-)  

We arrived in Steinkjer on Thursday, warmly welcomed by everyone we met, we even received very nice flowers, thank you Hilde :-) ; started to work in the office on Friday, and right away in  an activity on Saturday.

In a place called Stokkvola, after a meeting with the District leaders and the Youth leaders, we climbed a mountain of more than 2 km high, something new for us but the Norwegians love that.

We were exhausted after that but it was a real pleasure to meet all the district leaders, the volunteers and some 230 people who participated in that activity.

It was a kind of cultural exchange, a social inclusion, an introduction to the Norwegian culture for the foreigners (‘cause we were many foreigners there).

Norway is maybe cold but the people here are so nice and warm!

 

Our presentation during the meeting with the Leaders in Nord Trøndelag

Our presentation during the meeting with the Leaders in Nord Trøndelag

Group work during the meeting

Group work during the meeting

All the people taking picture together on the top of the mountain.

All the people taking picture together on the top of the mountain.

Selfie selfie :)

Selfie selfie :)