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This week we´ve participed in an Origami workshop. Origami is an ancient art that consits in the creation of several figures using paper.  The most popular and famous figures are animals but it´s possible to make just about anything: planes, boxes, crowns, flowers…


But the art of origami is not only to create some figure with a paper, if not that is all the creation process when the children can see how a simple paper is transformed in a complex figure, therefore Origami helps to improve many beneficial aspects to the development of children:

  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Eye-hand coordination
  • Geometry (this is actually the base origami)
  • Creativity
  • Plastic Arts
  • Recycling
  • Focus and concentration
  • And others, depending on the object itself

We live in an extremely materialistic society: buy and purchase seems to be the highest aspiration of many people in the assembly and often talks of the kids focus on things “that they purchased their moms and dads.” Origami gives them a chance to feel them builders of their own toys.


Although Origami is a extremely ancient art we can say Origami is living a second youth thanks to Akira Yoshizawa (the origami genius, who has performed more than 50,000 jobs and created new models prodigious) was who developed new ways to survive restoring traditional origami models as creative art form, emphasizing how the sensitivity and accuracy in the shot to work. Currently there are world renowned authors like Tomoko Fuse and Kasahara Kunihiko in Japan, Robert Lang and John Montroll in the United States, Vicente Palacios in Spain, Hungary Peter Budai (who published his first book at age 12).

If you are interested in this art, you can check these webs:

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Let´s Do It Romania

After to go to Predeal for our arrival training, we´ve participated in the campaign “Let´s Do it Romania“. It has been the fourth consecutive edition of this singular campaign which has counted with more than 200.000 volunteers throughout Romania. In all the country we´ve collected nearly 300,000 bags of trash. Here in Arad we were with a lot of local volunteers, the most of them are members of boys scouts.


This year the city with more movilized volunteers has been Botoșani which has counted with more than 15.000 volunteers, ahead of Gorj (which was the city with more volunteers in 2012) with more than 13.000 volunteers. After these cities we find Bihor (more than 11 000),  Iași (over 10 000) and Dâmbovița (around 9 600). Here, in Arad we were more than 7.000 volunteers… far away from Botoșani, but if we compare these dates with the first edition in 2010, this year we´ve been more than double.

The best news this year has been than the 40% of the collected waste is recycable increasing the results of previous years (30% in 2012, 26% in 2011 and 17% in 2010) and if we add all these editions more than 1´6 millions of trash bags have been recollected by more than 650.000 volunteers. With this action Romania is taking awareness about the need to recycle, and statistics show us the evidence.

Enjoy with the pictures taken by Party Arad, click here.

And you can follow the facebook page if you’re interested, Let´s Do It, Romania!

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