Opening of the photography exhibition and round table "Zgodbe pozitivnih sprememb”

Aspira, together with Sloga, a platform of NGOs for development, global learning and humanitarian aid, invites you to the opening of the travelling photography exhibition and round table “Stories of Positive Change”, which will take place on Friday, 17th November 2023, at 11:00 am, at the dom Svoboda in Trbovlje (singing room). 

The exhibition will showcase projects and examples of good practice of NGOs responding to the challenges of our time, with migration at the forefront. Migration is our reality and affects both the countries of arrival and the countries from which people leave. How to address these challenges will certainly be one of the questions of the round table that will take place at the opening of the photography exhibition. 

The guests will be Manja Golobič, counsellor at the Tončka Čeč Trbovlje Primary School, where they have been working for several years on integrating foreigners into the learning environment, and Vesna Lenić Kreže, who will share her story that brought her to Trbovlje. The event will be moderated by Nataša Novak.

Zgodbe pozitivnih sprememb
ASPIRA INSPIRIRA

ASPIRA INSPIRIRA Podpiramo lokalni razvoj

Learning and development at all levels is the key to the development of our local community that we all want, so we invite you to our event, which will be 

17 October 2023, 17.00, in Delavski dom Trbovlje. The guest speaker will be Vesna Vuk Godina, PhD.

In her opening lecture, she will address the important issues of the moment: 

Why is integration and cooperation key, why only together can we achieve sustainable change as opposed to individual approaches? 

Why is it important to find partners, not competitors? 

How to strategically direct your human, time and financial resources to develop your organisations and increase your positive social impact?

The lecture is followed by a variety of workshops to choose from: 

  • Happiness – a simple solution to complex challenges (this workshop promotes awareness of the importance of creating a positive learning environment, motivates students and strengthens their self-image).
  • Digital Storytelling (a practical workshop on how to use digital storytelling techniques – use of a smartphone is compulsory). 
  • Support for teenage mothers (workshop on positive parenting and balancing different roles).
  • Here and Now! (workshop on environmental and sustainability issues). 
  • Workshop for managers/directors (overview of tender opportunities with useful tips for successful project implementation).
  • Teenagers on the move (workshop on how to support teenagers in key areas for a better transition to adulthood).  

Event programme:

16.30 – 17.00 Registration

17.00 Lecture by Dr Vesna Vuk Godina

18.15 Workshops19.15 Refreshments

The event is free of charge and is intended for all those who meet people in their work, who are interested in lifelong learning and who want to contribute positively to the development of Trbovlje and Zasavje. 

To facilitate the organisation, registration is required by 12 October 2023 at: https://forms.gle/coEKqHyZJRfDKD39A

SVOBODA FESTIVAL

The Svoboda Festival is coming! It will occur on Friday and Saturday, 26 and 27 May 2023, in and around the Dom Svobode in Trbovlje. The two-day festival aims to put young people at the centre of the cultural and creative scene and thus also to stimulate the development of the local environment. The festival also brings together various associations and creative individuals, which was an initiative of consultation of young people with stakeholders in the cultural and creative field and is now being implemented.

FRIDAY 26 MAY 2023

18.00 Meet Svoboda – Opening of the renovated premises

18.30 Brave Talents – Performances by young talents on an outdoor stage

21.00 Cinema on tape – Adventures in the analogue age

SATURDAY, 27 MAY 2023

9.30 Theatre show “Zverinice iz Rezije”

10.00 Theatre workshop for preschool children and first graders

11.00 Theatre show “Hop v pravljico” 

12.00 Theatre workshop for first and second graders

17.00 Opening of the exhibition by Luka Ivezić

18.00 Creative Svoboda – collage workshop with Luka, TNM robotics workshop, graffiti workshop

19.00 Cinema on tape – Adventures in the analogue age

21.00 Musical Svoboda – concert Life on display and FREŠ, followed by DJ Spex

We would like the Svoboda Festival to become a permanent event at the Dom Svobode and to enrich the annual cultural and creative events in Trbovlje.

The Svoboda Festival was jointly conceived by the Aspira Institute, KD Svoboda Trbovlje, the Peglezn Institute and the Trbovlje New Media Town Association, who joined forces and obtained funding from the EU Erasmus+ programme to implement the “Kreativni preboj Trbovelj” project, of which this festival is a part.

FESTIVAL SVOBODA
DELAVNICA GVERILA PROMOCIJE ZA FESTIVAL SVOBODA

GUERRILLA PROMOTION WORKSHOP FOR THE SVOBODA FESTIVAL

Attention young creatives in Zasavje!

If you have already heard about our first SVOBODA festival, we have another opportunity for you to join our community of creators.

We invite you to a “Guerrilla” promotion workshop where you will learn how to promote the festival creatively and effectively. Together we will explore how you can use your creativity and boldness to attract attention and interest in the event.

The workshop will take place in the week leading up to the festival, on Thursday, 18th May 2023, from 16:00 to 18:00, at the Dom Svobode.

Bring your ideas and creative energy; we are ready for your inspiration.

Join us, and together we will create an unforgettable Freedom Festival experience!

LAST CALL FOR YOUNG CREATORS IN ZASAVJE

 We have an unforgettable opportunity for you!

Join us at the 1st SVOBODA Festival on 26th to 27th May 2023. 

This year’s theme is “Courage and Boldness: Unleashing the Power Within” and this is your chance to be part of this unique experience with your creative contribution.

If you are a musician, artist, performer, dancer or creative in any other form, we invite you to join us and co-create an unforgettable experience. Together we will create something special where we unleash our true potential with courage, boldness and creativity. 

Don’t miss the opportunity to connect with other young creatives and create something unique together. 

Join us at the SVOBODA Festival, where our doors will always be open to your creativity.

Applications are invited until 5.5.2023 at vesna@aspira.si.

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DAN V RABLJENIH OBLAČILIH 2023

SECOND-HAND CLOTHES DAY 2023

By buying second-hand clothes, we contribute to more sustainable and ethical fashion, allowing us to express our style in a way that does not harm the environment or other people.

  • Let’s raise environmental awareness.
  • Let’s support ethical work in the textile sector.
  • Let’s save money. 
  • Let’s be/stay unique.

TRAINING FOR YOUTH WORKERS IN THE USE OF FILM IN THEIR WORK WITH YOUNG PEOPLE

Join us in Trbovlje for a 5-day training from 3rd May (from 15:00) to 7th May 2023 (until 12:00) on the use of film in youth work.

What do you get?

  • You will develop competences to integrate critical and creative practices in film culture, allowing young people to express themselves through the medium of film.
  • Skills in using film as a tool to address current social issues, enabling young people to engage with the world around them and bring about positive change.
  • Broaden young people’s perspectives in recognising their values, broadening their world view and actively participating in film development processes.
  • Spend time with other youth workers and leaders from Slovenia and Hungary who share your passion for learning about the medium of film in youth work. 
  • Work with experienced trainers who have more than 10 years of experience in the use of film in youth work.
  • Become part of our project and make a difference in your community! 

The training is part of the Youth Loop project, in which Aspira is a partner. “Youth Loop is funded by the Erasmus+ programme – Key Action 2 – Cooperation between organisations and institutions. The project covers accommodation and food costs.

To apply, please send your name and contact details. Please add a brief explanation of why you want to attend the training. Send everything to: vesna@aspira.si

USPOSABLJANJE ZA MLADINSKE DELAVCE ZA UPORABO FILMA PRI DELU Z MLADIMI
POSTANI SOCIALNI PODJETNIK_CA (ZA MLADE 15- 18)

BECOME A SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR (FOR YOUNG PEOPLE 15-18)

Take this opportunity to join a team of young people on a training course on social entrepreneurship in Bulgaria, from 12 to 19 October 2023. 

We are inviting five young people aged 15-18 who are interested in (social) entrepreneurship. In the framework of the Erasmus+ project “Be the Change”, we are creating an inspiring and exciting programme full of practical learning. Take the time to learn skills that will be useful in your life, meet new people from Poland and Bulgaria and get to know the culture of beautiful Bulgaria. 

Apply now at rada@aspira.si (send your details, name, surname, phone number and a short note on why you want to be part of this activity) and become part of the new young generation of social entrepreneurs!

The deadline for applications is 30 April 2023, so don’t delay.

HEKATLON I. - PREPARING IDEAS FOR THE FESTIVAL "ZA SVOBODO"

Are you familiar with our project “Kreativni preboj Trbovelj”? Have you heard about it?

Well, anyway, even if you haven’t, you still have a chance to join us.

We are organizing the Hackathon I to bring together all young people who would like to participate in the Festival “Za Svobodo”, to get to know each other, to present their ideas and to connect them with each other.

We will meet on Saturday, 8 April 2023, at 10 am, at dom Svobode Trbovlje. The workshop will be led by Tadeja Bučar Atkins.

We will also provide refreshments, so don’t delay.

Short and sweet invitation.

Digital Storytelling for Youth Mental Health
JAVNI POZIV ZA MLADE - SOUSTVARJAJ FESTIVAL "ZA SVOBODO”

PUBLIC CALL FOR YOUNG PEOPLE - CO-CREATE A FESTIVAL "ZA SVOBODO"

Together with our partners Trbovlje novomedijsko mesto/Trbovlje new media setting, Peglezn Institute and Svoboda Trbovlje Cultural Association, we would like to invite young creators to participate in the two-day creative festival “Za Svobodo”, which will take place on Friday and Saturday, 26 and 27 May 2023.

Answer the questions below:

Are you between 13 and 30 years old?

Are you creative? Do you like drawing, writing poems, painting, photography, graphic design, sculpture, playing an instrument, singing?

Would you like to present the results of your work to a wider audience?

If you answered yes to all these questions, then you are the right person for us and we warmly invite you to join us. We can also help with small financial contributions.

The aim of the festival is to bring together different young people, organisations and sectors to further the creative renaissance and development of the city.  The festival will take place in the framework of the Erasmus+ project “Creative Breakthrough Trbovlje”.

Deadline for applications: 20 March 2023.

Further information and applications at: vesna@aspira.si

Stand-up workshop by Alenom Mastnak

Jeeee, something different and interesting is coming!!!

A stand-up workshop within the project “Kreativni preboj Trbovelj”. The workshop will be led by Alen Mastnak.

When? Friday, 10 March 2023, 6pm – 8pm.

Where? Dom Svobode.

For whom? For all young people between the ages of 13 and 30.

How? Free of charge. Apply at: rada@aspira.si.

Alen Mastnak is a new face on the Slovenian stand up scene. He wanted to become a drama actor, but life pushed him from the theatre stage to the stand-up comedy stage. In the style of a fake student, he also attended stand up comedy workshops twice. According to his mother, he is the same Juri Zrnec, and his closest approximation to this is that he is a stand-up in the series Ja, Chef. He likes to appear in films. Most recently he was seen in the Muvita 6×60 winning film Kjer se prepirata dva. His face is adorned with a moustache.

As he is not yet an experienced cat on the stand up stage, he uses the term “socialising” instead of workshop. In this short get-together we will touch upon the basics of stand up, public speaking and what the beginnings of stand up look like first hand.

Delavnica stand up-a Alenom Mastnakom na Kreativnem preboju Trbovelj

Creative Polygon with Tadejo Bučar Atkins for the last time

Kreativni poligon

One last chance! As part of the project “Kreativni preboj Trbovelj”, a workshop will take place this Thursday, 2 March 2023, from 17.00 – 20.00, at dom Svoboda. The aim of these workshops is to develop ideas for the festival planned for 26-27 May 2023, also at the Svoboda House.  

In the Creative Lab for Trbovlje’s creative breakthrough, it’s time to make your idea known to the world.

How do you take an idea from concept to the real world?

How do you present your idea so that others understand it?

What else do you need to do to make your idea a success?

Join us, we offer knowledge, mentoring, networking and socialising with young people who care.

Join if:

– you want to make a difference but don’t know where to start.

– you have an idea but need some help to move it forward.

– you’re interested in how ideas are implemented.

Indicative dates for further activities:

4th workshop at the Creative Breakthrough Hackathon, April 2023

Closing event – Creative Breakthrough Festival, 26-27 May 2023

KREATIVNI PREBOJ TRBOVELJ - CREATIVE ROBOTICS WORKSHOP WITH MAŠA JAZBEC (PhD) AND ŽAN RAJŠEK

A new workshop for young people aged 13 – 30 is coming up as part of the Erasmus+ project “Kreativni preboj Trbovelj”. The workshop “Creative Robotics” will be led by Maša Jazbec (PhD) and Žan Rajšek.

We will interact with the robots Lili & Evo and get to know the humanoid robot NAO.

The “Creative Robotics” training does not only provide knowledge from a technical point of view, but also from a humanistic and artistic point of view. The aim of this type of education is to encourage young people to think outside the box when it comes to the use of robots in our society.

Workshop content:

– Presentation of current projects in the field of humanoid and android robotics.

– learning about the field of interaction between humans and humanoid robots.

-learning about working with the NAO humanoid robot.

-learning about the choregraphe programming environment for working with the NAO robot.

KREATIVNI PREBOJ TRBOVELJ - DELAVNICA KREATIVNE ROBOTIKE Z DR. MAŠO JAZBEC IN ŽANOM RAJŠKOM
DELAVNICE DOKUMENTARNEGA FILMA “MY STORY BEGINS”

DOCUMENTARY FILM WORKSHOPS “MY STORY BEGINS”

As part of the “My story begins” Erasmus+ project, we are conducting a series of workshops on documentary film.

All young film lovers between the ages of 15 and 30 are invited to a series of workshops where you can try your hand at documentary film production. That’s right! During the workshops, you will record and produce our short documentary film.

The workshops will be held in 3 sections

SET 1

  • 10th February 2023: Getting to know the group and finding the story.
  • 11th and 12th February 2023: What is a documentary film? Use of camera, different shooting angles, composition, light, and colors.

SET 2

  • 18th and 19th February 2023: Recording, work in the field (dates can be moved to recording during the week if the group decides so)

SET 3

  • 25th and 26th February 2023: Image and sound editing, post-production.

The trainers and mentors of the workshops are:

Jure Černec – director of photography, lecturer at the Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film, and Television, University of Ljubljana

Slađana Vide – film producer, screenwriter

Benjamin Kreže – film director

APPLICATIONS TO: vesna@aspira.si

KREATIVNI PREBOJ TRBOVLJE - CREATIVE POLYGON VOL. 1

For all young people between 13 and 30 who are interested in music, dance, theatre, photography, like to write, draw, design, sculpt, discover new technologies … for all who are and want to be creative. 

Dom Svobode is becoming a space for creative breakthroughs in our city. A place where you can come and (co)create our city with the help of other young people and mentors. See you on Thursday, 15th December 2022, between 17 pm and 20 pm. The workshop is led by Tadeja Bučar Atkins.

REGISTER AThttps://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSd7yZaWAy1RuO…/viewform

Tentative dates for further activities:

Workshop 2 = Thursday, 12.1.2023, from 17h to 20h

Workshop 3 = Thursday, 2.3.2023, from 17h to 20h

4th workshop at the Creative Breakthrough Heathathlon, April 2023

Closing event at the Creative Breakthrough Festival, 26.5.2023

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NAJ SE KREATIVNI PREBOJ TRBOVELJ ZAČNE!

LET THE CREATIVE BREAKTHROUGH OF TRBOVLJE BEGIN!

We are starting with project “Kreativni preboj Trbovelj” with a workshop on the opportunities the EU offers young people.

We will meet on Monday 28th November 2022, 5 pm – 7 pm, at Dom Svobode Trbovlje. Everyone between the ages of 13 and 30 is welcome.

The workshop will present the opportunities for young people offered by the Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programmes, Discover EU, EUteens4green call.

We will also spend some time developing your ideas for youth exchanges, solidarity projects, EUteens4green projects.

See you!

YOUNG PEOPLE APPLY AND BECOME PART OF TRBOVLJE'S CREATIVE BREAKTHROUGH

Wouldn’t it be nice if Trbovlje had a place where you could write, draw, record, dance, do a bit of improvisation… and just put your creativity out? And create projects in Trbovlje?

Are you kidding me?

No, on December 15th, 2022, at 17:00, Dom Svobode will open its doors to all those who want a place where you can be creative in the cultural field, share, design and realize your ideas with others who share your interests; to all those who like to write, dance, take photos, paint, sing, draw, discover new technologies and your theatrical talent.

Join a creative lab that offers knowledge, mentoring, networking and socializing with young people who care.

Come if:

  • you want to make a difference but don’t know where to start,
  • you have an idea but need some help to move it forward,
  • you’re just interested in seeing how ideas are implemented. 

REGISTER FOR: 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd7yZaWAy1RuOI6hFaF7g21eyJCwJuCUwJiQuxqjr9SXO-4Og/viewform 

P.S. There will be more meetings in the coming year 2023.

Tentative dates:

Workshop 1 = Thursday, 15.12.2022, from 17h to 20h

2nd workshop = Thursday, 12.1.2023, from 17h to 20h

Workshop 3 = Thursday, 2.3.2023, from 17h to 20h

4th workshop at the Creative Breakthrough Heathathlon, April 2023

Closing event at the Creative Breakthrough Festival, 26.5.2023

MLADI PRIJAVITE SE IN POSTANITE DEL KREATIVNEGA PREBOJA TRBOVELJ
OTVORITEV RAZSTAVE TUKAJ IN ZDAJ! V MLADINSKEM CENTRU HRASTNIK

OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION “TUKAJ IN ZDAJ!” AT THE HRASTNIK YOUTH CENTRE

We invite you to the opening of the exhibition on climate change and related migration “𝐓𝐮𝐤𝐚𝐣 𝐢𝐧 𝐳𝐳𝐝𝐚𝐣! 𝐑𝐚𝐳𝐦𝐢š𝐥𝐣𝐚𝐣 𝐠𝐥𝐨𝐛𝐚𝐥𝐧𝐨, 𝐝𝐝𝐞𝐥𝐮𝐣 𝐥𝐨𝐤𝐚𝐥𝐧𝐨”, prepared by young people, in the framework of the project of the same name.

The opening will happen on Monday 21st November 2022 at 2 pm. 

The gathering will also be enriched by Brazilian climate justice activist Isvilaine da Silva Conceição, who will also report from the ongoing Climate Summit.

Let’s show that we care about our planet and support young people in spreading important environmental messages.

“The project is part of the Climate of Change project, which is co-designed and implemented by 16 civil society organisations, in Slovenia by Platform SLOGA. The project is funded by the European Commission, in Slovenia the project activities are co-financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.”

EVERY JOURNEY BEGINS WITH A SINGLE STEP, workshop for women 18+

Women represent half of humanity. But women are far outnumbered in decision-making positions in business and public life. That’s why it’s right to seize every opportunity to harness women’s power and change our environment for the better. Being initiators and agents of change does not always require a decision-making role.

Aspira has implemented the “Women empowerment” project over the past 11 months, hosting a variety of workshops and activities, empowering and encouraging many women. With the last workshop in the series, we look to the future. It is designed to bring participants together, create change and celebrate the community we have created.

We will do this by imagining and planning new activities and collaborations. Ones that address the needs of ourselves and our environment. We will be supported by Polona Siter Drnovšek, an experienced project manager and facilitator.

The workshop will take place on Thursday, 24 November 2022, from 18.00 – 20.00, in the ZMŠT club.
Registration is open until Tuesday, 22 November 2022 at rada@aspira.si.

All those who would like to make a (more) change for the better are welcome! ‘Every journey begins with a single step,’ says a Chinese proverb.

VSAKA POT SE ZAČNE Z ENIM SAMIM KORAKOM
OCTOBER FOREST ADVENTURES FOR CHILDREN 5-12 YEARS

OCTOBER FOREST ADVENTURES FOR CHILDREN 5-12 YEARS

Children aged 5 to 12 are invited to a 3-hour gathering in the embrace of nature on Keršičev hrib. The key elements of forest adventures are genuine contact with oneself, other people, and nature, free play, self-reliance, taking responsibility, raising self-esteem, etc. 

We will indulge in adventures on Saturday, 22 October 2022, from 10.00 – 13.00.

The price is 12€ per child and includes a fruit and vegetable snack. Each subsequent child from the same family receives a 50% discount. Payment will be by bank transfer to TRR.

The activities are led by the Aspire team. Registrations are being collected until Thursday 20 October 2022 at rada@aspira.si. Places are limited, so don’t delay.

Let nature be your child’s best teacher!

OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUTH: EUTeens4green OPEN CALL

Are you between 15 and 24 years old and from the Zasava region? Do you have an idea how to contribute to the green transition? Join us at the informative workshop dedicated to the presentation of the EUTeens4Green call, which will take place on 13th October 2022 at 5 pm. On October 17th, 2022, at 5 pm join us at the workshop for the development of project ideas.

Content:

At the workshop, you will learn more about the EUTeens4Green call, funded by the EU, which aims to increase the share of young people through reinforcement that will accelerate the green transition in their region. Find out which activities are supported and how much funding is available.

Time & place:

Information workshop: Thursday, October 13, 2022, at 5 p.m., online.

Idea development workshop: Monday, October 17, 2022, at 5 p.m., live – the venue will be announced later.

Local ambasadors:

Local supporters for the Zasava region, Consulta.si and Zavod Aspira, will conduct the workshop together.

Applications: 

Applications are accepted no later than Wednesday, December 12. 10. 2022, on the link. The informative workshop will take place via MS Teams. The link through which you will access the contract online will be sent to your e-mail address.

OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUTH: EUTeens4green OPEN CALL
LAST 4 ENGLISH CONVERSATION WORKSHOPS FOR WOMEN 18+

LAST 4 ENGLISH CONVERSATION WORKSHOPS FOR WOMEN 18+

In October, we have the last 4 English conversation workshops for women 18+. You can still join us, as each workshop is a unit in itself and is not connected to the previous one.

See you all next Wednesdays:

  • 5th October 2022 at 6:30 – 8:30 p.m
  • 12th October 2022 at 6:30 – 8:30 p.m
  • 19th October 2022 at 6:30 – 8:30 p.m
  • 26th October 2022 at 6:30 – 8:30 p.m

Always at this link: https://zoom.us/j/93168295703…

The workshops are part of the Erasmus+ project “Women Empowerment”, which we implement together with Polish and Italian partners.

EXHIBITION OPENING “TUKAJ IN ZDAJ!” IN MESTNI PARK TRBOVLJE

This Friday will be busy in Trbovlje with many events. 

We invite you to the opening of the exhibition on climate change and migration related to it “Tukaj in zdaj! Razmišljaj globalno, deluj lokalno” (“Here and now! Think globally, act locally”), which was prepared by young people as part of the same project.

The opening will take place on Friday, September 16, 2022, at 5:00 p.m., in Mestni park in Trbovlje. The gathering, which will last until 7:00 p.m., will also be enriched by a short cultural program and a play for and about the creators of change.

Let’s show that we care about our planet and support young people in spreading important environmental messages.

“The project is part of the Climate of Change project, which is co-created and implemented by 16 civil society organizations, in Slovenia by the SLOGA Platform. The project is financed by the European Commission, in Slovenia the project activities are co-financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.”

EXHIBITION OPENING “TUKAJ IN ZDAJ!” IN MESTNI PARK TRBOVLJE
HERE AND NOW! THERE IS NO OTHER WAY!

HERE AND NOW! THERE IS NO OTHER WAY!

September is dedicated to the project “Tukaj in zdaj! Razmišljaj globalno, deluj lokalno”. You can follow the awareness campaign on the topic of climate change and migration related to it on our FB and IG profiles.

The project is part of the Climate of Change project, which is co-created and implemented by 16 civil society organizations, in Slovenia by the SLOGA Platform. The project is financed by the European Commission, in Slovenia the project activities are co-financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

TRAINING FOR CLIMATE AMBASSADORS

  • Are you interested in conducting workshops for young people in schools?
  • Are you worried about climate change?
  • Are you 18+?
  • Do you have time until November 2022, occasionally also in the morning?
  • Do you also want to earn something for the work done?

Let the fresh wind blow. He joins a team of climate ambassadors who will conduct workshops on the topic of climate change.

The training for them will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, 31 August 2022, between 17:00 – 20:00, on the zoom link.

If you are interested, write to rada@aspira.si so that we can send you a link to the training. The workshops will be paid for through a student referral.

“The project is part of the Climate of Change project, which is co-created and implemented by 16 civil society organizations, in Slovenia by the SLOGA Platform. The project is financed by the European Commission, in Slovenia the project activities are co-financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.”

TRAINING FOR CLIMATE AMBASSADORS

2-DAY FREE TRAINING "BECOME A CHANGEMAKER"

2-DNEVNI BREZPLAČNI TRENING "POSTANI USTVARJALEC SPREMEMB (CHANGEMAKER)"

We invite you to join us and our foreign guests, coaches, Anna and Andrea, at the free two-day training “Become a changemaker”.

The training is intended for everyone who works with people (educators, teachers, professors, youth workers, social workers, and those who lead various associations and other non-governmental organizations).

The training will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, September 14 and 15, 2022, between 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m., in Mladinski center Zagorje ob Savi. You can apply to rada@aspira.si until September 10, 2022 or until places are filled. The training will be held in English, but a translation will also be available.

Two creative days full of changing activities await us!

We will learn:

– inspiring stories of change makers from around the world,
– develop your change skills and learn new tools and methods for working with your target group,
– networking with like-minded people,
– prepare your project of change in accordance with your dreams and values,
– charged batteries and raised motivation.

Program:

Day 1

17.00 – 17.15 – Presentation, getting to know each other
17:15 – 18:45 – Game Changemaker
18.45 – 19.00 – Break
19.00 – 20.45 – Changemaker skills 1 (creating a vision, working with values ​​and strengths)
20.45 – 21.00 – Summary and conclusion

Day 2

17.00 – 17.15 – Greetings
17.15 – 18.30 – Changemaker skills 2 (team work, communication, goal setting)
18.30 – 18.45 – Break
18.45 – 20.30 – Creating your own modification projects
20:30 – 21:00 – Evaluation and conclusion

About our trainers: 

Since 2015, Anna Książek from Poland and Andrea Pucci from Italy have been travelling around the world looking for changemakers – people who act for social and/or environmental change. They’ve been in 36 countries, taking part in 31 projects as volunteers and interviewing more than 350 changemakers to find out what do we really need to change the world. During this journey they explore alternative forms of economy, such as exchange, gift economy and circular economy as well as trying to understand and emphasize more fair directions of entrepreneurship, like social business.

To know more about their project check:

Anna Książek – trainer, coach, activist, interested in topics related to social change, global education, human rights. She has been working as freelance trainer with businesses, public institutions and above all, non-governmental organizations like Scouting, Ashoka and Amnesty International. More about her experience: ksiazekanna.strikingly.com.

Andrea Pucci – chemist, researcher and permaculturist. Interested and active in social dynamics, global warming, and alternative agriculture. Within this undertaking he also had the chance to volunteer in dozens of projects connected to the environment, from natural production down to recycling and reuse of resources.   

SIGN THE PETITION TO STOP CLIMATE CHANGE

SIGN THE PETITION TO STOP CLIMATE CHANGE

 As part of the project “Tukaj in zdaj! Razmišljaj globalno, deluj lokalno.” (“Here and now! Think globally, act locally.”) we support policies that will maintain a healthy and sustainable future for current and future generations, that leave no one behind, and that fairly share the burden of climate change.

The project is part of the Climate of Change project, which is co-created and implemented by 16 civil society organizations, in Slovenia by the SLOGA Platform. The project is financed by the European Commission, in Slovenia the project activities are co-financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Yes, we know, climate change is so megalomaniac that each of us feels like we can do so little to improve the situation. However, every drop counts because there is no sea without drops.

If nothing else in this moment, you can sign the petition below.

https://climateofchange.info/slovenia/participate/1716/?fbclid=IwAR1LN6Bz0XrqkQOe5bFmslgPM-zqxg7KksywpPbMXASUpP1GdFllbsc5shM

BECOME A “CHANGEMAKER”, A WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN 18+

“Be the change you want to see in the world”, Ghandi once said.

Anna and Andrea, travelers, trainers, researchers, and motivators, are coming to visit us this September. Changemakers, with their activities, encourage and motivate individuals and groups of people to change the world around them for the better with small steps.

There is no single definition of who a “changemaker” is. Everyone has their own, but most of them connect the following elements…

  • passion for work,
  • internal motivation for change,
  • the person notices the needs in his environment,
  • get yourself and the people around you into action,
  • with its activities, it achieves an effect on the local environment and people.

The workshop will be held in English (with translation and support), on Thursday, September 8, 2022, from 6 p.m. onwards, in dom Svobode in Trbovlje.

For all women 18+ who want to add their own contribution to the local environment and beyond.

BECOME A “CHANGEMAKER_KA”, A WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN 18+
ENGLISH CONVERSATION WORKSHOPS FOR WOMEN 18+ ARE BACK

ENGLISH CONVERSATION WORKSHOPS FOR WOMEN 18+ ARE BACK

We will devote the autumn to online English conversation workshops for women 18+. That’s why we invite everyone who joined us already in the spring, as well as everyone who is hearing about us for the first time.

The purpose of the gatherings is to lose the fear of communicating in a foreign language and to meet and connect with women from three different countries and cultures.

Advantages of our workers:

  • You can join us at any time, in any group, it is also possible to move freely between groups.
  • The workshops are aimed at women who have a little, more, or a lot of knowledge of English, as they are held at three different levels.
  • We create a safe environment to encourage communication in a foreign language.
  • We connect women from Poland, Italy, and Slovenia.
  • The workshops take place in an online environment, on zoom, usually once a week at a regular time.

We are accepting applications until September 5, 2022, at rada@aspira.si.

The workshops take place within the framework of the Erasmus+ project “Women Empowerment”, which we implement together with Polish and Italian partners.

ARE YOU GOING WITH US TO POLAND?

In September, a group of 18+ women is going on mobility to Poland for a week as part of the Erasmus+ project “Women Empowerment“. The purpose of mobility is to connect women from different countries and learn about our position in society.

The project covers all costs of accommodation, food, and travel to and from Poland.

You can apply by August 19th, 2022 at rada@aspira.si.

Use the opportunity!

Info-pack Women Empowerment

ARE YOU GOING WITH US TO POLAND?
WE ARE LOOKING FOR “GRETAS” OF ZASAVJE!

WE ARE LOOKING FOR “GRETAS” OF ZASAVJE!

You care what’s going on with our planet!

Do you know that it is the last chance that humanity’s behavior changed?

Do you already feel the effects of climate change in your life?

Are you worried about your future?

Are you young?

If you answered yes to the above challenges, you are right for us. Become a climate ambassador in Zasavje!

We invite young people aged 18-29 who are interested in the topic of climate change and migration related to them to carry out the project “TUKAJ IN ZDAJ! Misli globalno,deluj lokalno.”

The purpose of the project is to raise the level of awareness of climate change issues in Zasavje and the role of each individual in achieving a better and more sustainable future for young people and our local communities.

In June, we will have a one-day training (the date will be set together), followed by workshops at various schools, preparation of an awareness exhibition with major opening event in September 2022 in Trbovlje and preparation of an online campaign.

We are collecting applications at rada@aspira.si until Monday, June 27, 2022. Cooperation in this project and being a climate ambasodour will also be financially rewarded.

“The project is part of the Climate of Change project, which is co-designed and implemented by 16 civil society organizations, the SLOGA Platform in Slovenia. The project is financed by the European Commission, in Slovenia the project activities are co-financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.”

FIRST FOREST ADVENTURE FOR CHILDREN AGED 5 TO 12

Children between the ages of 5 and 12 are invited to a 4-hour gathering in the embrace of nature on Keršič Hill on Saturday, 11 June 2022, starting at 9 am. The key elements of forest adventures are genuine contact with oneself, other people and nature, free play, self-confidence, acceptance of responsibility, raising self-confidence…

The price is € 12 per child and also includes a fruit and vegetable snack. Every next child from the same family has a 50% discount. Payment will be made by bank transfer.

Activities are led by the Aspira team. We are collecting applications until Thursday, June 9, 2022, at rada@aspira.si. The number of places is limited, so do not hesitate to register.

Let nature be a child’s best teacher!

FIRST FOREST ADVENTURE FOR CHILDREN AGED 5 TO 12
ENGLISH CONVERSATION WORKSHOPS IN JUNE

ENGLISH CONVERSATION WORKSHOPS IN JUNE

The workshops of the English conversation within the Erasmus + project “Women Empowerment” are still in full swing this month, before we take a short summer break. The workshops will continue in the autumn, from September onwards.

You can join the workshops at any time, even if you have not yet participated. You can also choose individual workshops.

The intermediate group will meet on:
8. 6. 2022 at 6.30 – 8.30 pm at https://us06web.zoom.us/j/93168295703
15. 6. 2022 at 6.30 – 8.30 pm at https://us06web.zoom.us/j/93168295703
22. 6. 2022 at 6.30 – 8.30 pm at https://us06web.zoom.us/j/93168295703


The beginner group will meet on:
7. 6. 2022 at 6.00 – 8.00 pm at https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82975431003
21. 6. 2022 at 6.00 – 8.00 pm at https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82975431003


The advanced group will meet:
9. 6. 2022 at 6.00 – 8.00 pm at https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82975431003
23. 6. 2022 at 6.00 – 8.00 pm at https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82975431003

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION Y + A = R

We are inviting you to visit the photo exhibition of the youth exchange “Youth + Art = Resilience”, which you can see at Dom Svobode in Trbovlje during the library’s working hours until the end of this week.

The exhibition is the result of the work of young people within the Erasmus + project Y + A = R, when they strengthened their intercultural connections and resilience through artistic approaches.

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION Y + A = R
LET'S CREATE A COMMUNITY

WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN 18+ "LET'S CREATE A COMMUNITY"

From the singular, through the dual to the plural. Who are we without people around us, without support, without community?

The aim of the workshop is to create a community in our home environment, reviewing the challenges we perceive and want to change, and improve, but we do not know how to tackle this.

In this workshop, we will look at our community, our environment, and its challenges, and learn to plan for change. Maybe we can bring some of the initiatives to life already.

The workshop is led by the Aspira team and will take place on Thursday, June 9, 2022, at 7 pm, at Dom Svobode in Trbovlje. The workshop is free and lasts two hours. Mandatory applications to: rada@aspira.si by Wednesday, June 8, 2022.

The workshops are part of the Erasmus + project “Women Empowerment”, which we are implementing together with partners from Poland and Italy.

WORKSHOP “DIVJA HRANA” (WILD FOOD)

At Aspira, we follow a holistic approach to a person, so this time as part of the Erasmus + project “Women Empowerment” we invite you to the workshop “Divja hrana” (Wild food).

We invite you to join us in Nature, in our home terrain, to get to know her as such together.

The purpose of the workshop is not to gather a bunch of plants, but how, why, why and with what attitude we will do it. When we allow ourselves to look at toxicity, bitterness and all “dangers”, lost faith and (mis)understanding of the natural environment with different eyes, when we will be able to see on the spot its inexhaustible nutritional, healing and magical power, when we together we give courage and help in overcoming all the fears and obstacles that keep us in the fists of today’s consumer world and in our comfort zones, I assure you that wild edible wildlife and medicinal herbs will jump into our baskets on their own.

Our meeting will take the form of a lecture and an outdoor walk. There will be talks about edible, wild plants and medicinal herbs, as well as a broader and deeper understanding of the importance of wild food.

We will talk about wild plants, get to know them, feel and smell them in their habitat and taste them in a small wild snack.

The workshop will take place on Thursday, 16 June 2022, between 5 pm and 8 pm, at the dom Svoboda in Trbovlje and its surroundings. The workshop will be led by Darja Gruden.

Photo: Šimen Zupančič.

WILD FOOD
THE GIRE OF THE GIRAFFE

WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN 18+ “THE GIRE OF THE GIRAFFE”

Empathic listening and acceptance is a skill that brings more quality and connection to relationships with others as well as us. A space is created in which both of them gain: honesty and authenticity are allowed, fear loses its power and everyone takes responsibility for their own well-being. Sounds too good to be true? And yet it is possible.

Look at the giraffe: it is an animal with a huge heart and head high above the ground. Just how does she manage to have a warm heart and a cold head?

Women 18+ are invited to a workshop where we will peek into the world of non-violent communication (after Marshall Rosenberg) and test its power for use in everyday life.

The workshop, led by Polona Siter Drnovšek, will take place on Thursday, 26 May 2022, at 7 pm, at Dom Svoboda in Trbovlje. The workshop is free and lasts an hour and a half.

Mandatory applications to: rada@aspira.si by Wednesday, May 25, 2022.

We are conducting workshops within the Erasmus + project “Women Empowerment”, which we are implementing together with partners from Poland and Italy.

WORKSHOPS FOR WOMEN 18+ “MY BODY, MY MOVEMENT”

In May, we continue with workshops for women 18+ and help them find their “why”, their dreams, and passions using a variety of approaches and methods. This time, movement, dance, and music will be our main elements.

This time we will focus on the body and with the help of movement immerse ourselves inside and face the outside world. As in previous workshops, also this time we take the participants out of their comfort zone and help to awaken their passions for their own expression, to release the fear of creativity.

The workshop will take place on Thursday, 19 May 2022, at 7 pm, at dom Svobode in Trbovlje. The workshop is free and it will last an hour and a half. Mandatory applications to: rada@aspira.si by Wednesday, May 18, 2022.

We recommend comfortable clothes.

The workshops are part of the Erasmus + project “Women Empowerment”, which we are implementing together with partners from Poland and Italy.

MY BODY, MY MOVEMENT
ENGLISH CONVERSATION WORKSHOPS IN MAY

ENGLISH CONVERSATION WORKSHOPS IN MAY

The English conversation workshops within the Erasmus + project “Women Empowerment” are in full swing this month as well. You can join the workshops at any time, even if you have not yet participated. You can also choose individual workshops.

The intermediate group will meet on:

4.5. 2022 at 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm at https://us06web.zoom.us/j/93168295703  

18.5. 2022 at 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm at https://us06web.zoom.us/j/93168295703 

25.5. 2022 at 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm at https://us06web.zoom.us/j/93168295703 

The beginner group will meet on:

10.5. 2022 at 18.00 – 20.00 at https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82975431003 

24.5. 2022 at 18.00 – 20.00 at https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82975431003

The advanced group will meet:

12.5. 2022 at 18.00 – 20.00 at https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82975431003 

26.5. 2022 at 18.00 – 20.00 at https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82975431003

MANUAL OF 33 BEST PRACTICES OF HAPPINESS IN THE CLASSROOM

As part of the Erasmus + project “Happiness – Simple Solution for Complex Problems”, in which we are partners. The first result was created – a collection of 33 best practices on how to help children and young people find and develop happiness. The manual of best practices is intended for teachers, educators, and youth workers.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hh4J7y46WjE_-qThjlASTufIgKdL7IwN/view?usp=sharing

MANUAL OF 33 BEST PRACTICES OF HAPPINESS IN THE CLASSROOM
WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN 18+ “WHAT IS YOUR LINE LIKE?”

WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN 18+ “WHAT IS YOUR LINE LIKE?”

We want to empower 18+ women to find their “why” and to follow their dreams and passions through a variety of approaches. We believe that creative expression is for everyone.

“What’s your line like?” is a workshop that takes most of the participants out of their comfort zone and helps to awaken a passion for their own expression, it also helps to release the fear of creativity and the fear of blank paper. We will seek and awaken our own expression and creative process.

The workshop will take place on Thursday, April 21st, 2022, at 7 pm, at the Dom Svobode in Trbovlje. The workshop is free of charge and it lasts an hour and a half. 

Applications to: rada@aspira.si by Wednesday, April 20th, 2022.

We are conducting workshops within the Erasmus + project “Women Empowerment”, which we are implementing together with partners from Poland and Italy. We plan to hold 9 workshops for women 18+ in April, May, and June. Two are already behind us, this is the third one.

ENGLISH CONVERSATION WORKSHOPS IN APRIL

In Erasmus+ project “Women Empowerment” we are continuing with the English conversation workshops. You can still join the workshops at any time, even if you have not yet participated. You can also choose individual workshops. This month, the intermediate-level workshops focus on food, cooking, and different holiday traditions.

We meet: 

Tuesday April 12th at 6pm – 8pm = starting group A1 on the link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82975431003

Wednesday April 13th at 6pm – 8pm = intermediate group A2 / B1 on the link: 

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/93168295703

Thursday April 15th at 16pm – 8pm = continuation group B2 / C1 on the link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82975431003

Wednesday April 20th at 6pm – 8pm = intermediate group A2 / B1 on the link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/93168295703

Tuesday April 26th at 6pm – 8pm = starting group A1 at the link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82975431003

Thursday April 28th at 6pm – 8pm = continuation group B2 / C1 on the link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82975431003

ENGLISH CONVERSATION WORKSHOPS IN APRIL
DAN V RABLJENIH OBLAČILIH

23. 4. = DAY IN 2ND HAND CLOTHES

We want to work as sustainably as possible and we encourage these practices in our environment, so we joined the initiative for a day in 2nd hand clothes. The Slovenian survey “Obleka naredi človeka” revealed that the second-hand clothes sold in Slovenia is less than 1%, and even less often do we use loans. On the other hand, each of us throws away on avarage 12 kg of clothes a year.

The initiators of this  campaign are Ekologi brez meja, Pravična trgovina Slovenija and Focus, društvo za sonaraven razvoj. We will be launching an online awareness campaign on this topic in April. Follow us. 

DAN ZA SPREMEMBE 2022

We will also be part of the Dan za spremembe 2022. We are making the first steps to build the community of Svoboda together with the Cultural Society Svoboda Trbovlje and Stress Stress, Nataša Jerman Rajh.

 What’s going to happen?

Cleaning action at Dom Svoboda

15.00 – 17.00 we will partially empty the rubbish in the attic of Dom Svoboda in Trbovlje. For this, we will need more pairs of hardworking hands who are no strangers to physical work.

Two free workshops for women 18+

17.00 – 18.30: Workshop “Singularity – self-knowledge, empowerment, connection” (your hosts will be Katarina Nučič and Rada Drnovšek from Aspira)

Time dedicated only to yourself, rediscovering your passions, finding motivation and courage for the changes you want.

18.30 – 19.30: Workshop “Healthy breath in a healthy body” (your host will be Nataša Jerman Rajh, teacher of breathing techniques breathing and NLP coach)

Breath. So gentle and barely noticeable, yet just a conscious breath can be your first and crucial step on the path to a radical change in your life – much, much better. Ready? Ready to step out of the role of victim and take your life into your own hands or better into your own nose :)? You are invited to an interesting and extremely relaxing breathing journey. Welcome to: na vdiiiiiiih.

Join us.

DAN ZA SPREMEMBE 2022
4. SKLOP SPLETNIH DELAVNIC ANGLEŠKE KONVERZACIJE

4TH ROUND OF ENGLISH CONVERSATION ONLINE WORKSHOPS

This week we are having a new round, the 4th round of English conversation workshops.

We meet:

March 29th at 6pm – 8pm = starting group A1 

link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82975431003

March 30th at 6pm – 8pm = intermediate group A2 / B1 

link: https: //zoom.us/j/93168295703 …

March 31st at 6pm – 8pm = continuation group B2 / C1 

link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82975431003

 

WOMEN EMPOWERMEN

FREE ACTIVITIES FOR WOMEN 18+ IN THE ERASMUS+ WOMEN EMPOWERMENT PROJECT

As part of the Erasmus+ project “Women Empowerment”, we will carry out three different activities for women from different backgrounds, different professions, different views, different cultures. We are implementing the project together with partners from Poland and Italy. Participation in all activities is free.

We invite you to participate in the following activities:

  • Online English Conversation Workshops

A total of 54 workshops will be conducted at three learning levels, chosen by each participant. The purpose of the workshops is to strengthen the use of English in a relaxed environment. Transitions between groups are also possible during the implementation. In the workshops, we will talk about topics that are important for women and for the EU.

The workshops will start: 

  1. 2. at 18h – 20h = starting group A1
  2. 2. at 18h – 20h = intermediate group A2 / B1
  3. 2. at 18h – 20h = continuation group B2 / C1

 

  • Local workshops “Singular, Dual, Plural”

Our goal is to create a community of women with whom we will embark on the path of self-discovery, strengthening relationships and community. This is a program of various activities / topics that we have created for you. We will start the workshops in April 2022.

 

  • International mobility for participants to Poland

In September 2022, the active participants of this project will travel with us to Poland, where we will meet other participants from Poland and Italy. Participation in the mobility is free of charge, and the costs of travel, meals and accommodation in Poland will also be fully covered.

 

You can join the project here: 

info@aspira.si until February 8th, 2022.

WE SIGNED DIVERSITY CHARTER SLOVENIA

In December 2021, we solemnly signed the Diversity Charter. As our director Saša Ledinek said at this occasion “We signed the charter because diversity has been the foundation of our organization since its inception. We not only promote diversity, but also live it.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5RGDAX8m2k

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Be smART!

“BE smART!” PROJECT CONCLUDED

One of the areas we are developing at Aspira Institut is to strengthen the knowledge of multi-intelligence and a holistic approach to each individual. At the end of the summer of 2021, we successfully conducted a training for youth workers and a workshop for educators, teachers and professors on the topic of development and strengthening the visual – spatial or. imaginative-creative intelligences through the use of artistic techniques and methods (drawing, painting, collage, architecture and sculpture). The project was attended by 22 foreign and domestic youth workers and youth leaders. The feedbacks of the participants were extremely positive, so we will continue with activities in this direction. Below is a link to the guide for training activities “BE smART!”.

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“Kinetic youth-move to grow” project results

“Kinetic youth-move to grow” was a training mobility for youth workers in the program Erasmus + on the topic of how to encourage kinetic intelligence in youth work.  Our AIM was to train participating youth workers to develop, enhance and foster kinetic intelligence in themself and the young people with whom they work. By this, we encourage them to build an environment

that encourages the development of critical thinking.

The training was initially meant to take place in Slovenia, as a 5-day mobility. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions, we had to carry out the training online.

Even though the topic of dance and movement seems impossible to do through online tools, we managed to create a great learning environment by using both a learning platform and ZOOM online meetings. 

The main trainer Goran Bogdanovski established a learning platform with a more than 30 hours program for participants that they can do by themself at home, during the course of 3 weeks.

In between these 3 weeks, we also met online for 5 days to discuss our individual learning, reflect, evaluate and ask questions. This online group time was also used to learn different tools connected to art therapy and drawing ( which can in itself mimic movement for example physically impaired).

In the beginning, we set out to measure the knowledge and skills of participants and their thoughts on the use of kinetic intelligence in youth work. AT the end of the project we compared their start knowledge and skills to their thought in the end.

Here is our report!

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EU Diversity month

Wednesday, March 28, 2021

We are passionate and curious people who explore the world, inspire others with our passions, set a space where every passion has an opportunity to grow. We work at Aspira because we want passion to change the world anywhere anytime.

We’re driven by this belief: that when you have colleagues who like exploring their opinions – whether they be different or not – it becomes easier for all of us on Aspira’s team; in other words- there is no fear about expressing one’s opinion here! Our goal is simple: create a place where everyone feels welcome so long as they play well together and accept differences while constantly striving towards compromise

Read more…

Proslava ob devetdeset letnici trboveljskega zbora Slavček

Torek, 29. December 2020 OB 19:00 UTC+01

Danes praznujemo poseben jubilej. Pred nič manj kot devetdesetimi leti je začel s svojimi delovanjem otroški pevski zbor Slavček pod vodstvom izjemnega človeka Avgusta Šuligoja.
Ta zbor je v času svojega delovanja dosegel vse tisto, kar je sploh mogoče doseči. In še danes, ko pogledamo nazaj, se vse to zdi komaj verjetno. S svojimi nastopi je ta zbor povezal nabito polne dvorane širom Evrope, njihovo petje pa je neslo tudi preko oceana. Ob briljantnih izvedbah najzahtevnejših zborovskih kompozicij, so svetovni muzikologi samo strmeli, saj so bile le-te tako težke, da so do takrat menili, da so za izvedbo nemogoče.
Kdo je bil torej ta otroški pevski zbor?
Kakšnih čudežnih metod so se posluževali vodja zbora Avgust Šuligoj in njegovi mali pevci, da so svoje gledalce dobesedno začarali, jih pustili odprtih ust in velikih oči.
S to proslavo bomo poskušali pokukati pod to skrivnostno tančico v skoraj že mit, ki se ovija okrog zgodbe o delovanju zbora trboveljskih Slavčkov.
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