News from Czech Republic

News from Czech Republic

Hello! I am Alexander Genov, artist, EVS volunteer from Bulgaria in Nachod, Czech Republic, for the time of one year, from 1st September 2013.

This is the second article that I write for my sending organisation Association FOR YOU. The first one was written during the second month of my stay in Czech Republic and reflected my first impressions. Now, seven months later, I could continue my story.



As I wrote before, I work in the youth center Déčko in Nachod and the activities I am committed to are primarily in the field of my profession. For the official celebration of the Earth Day, 29th march, I was responsible for making the decorations in the city square, and I think that everybody became very satisfied about my implementation. I also participated in lots of events for children in which I talked with them and told them about the nature, about the animals, about my country and so on and so forth, depending on the topic of the event. My personal project in Déčko was a workshop, dedicated to the environment and the art as a way to communication with the nature. It was held on 26th and 27th April. Thanks to the other volunteers in Déčko for their attendance and moral support.

The topic of the nature in the region in which I live, continues. The rock complexes around known for the common name rock towns in northeastern Bohemia, and a girl from the volunteers here, Annika from Estonia, inspired me to a series of paintings, which I organized as a solo exhibition in Nachod.


This is my first solo exhibition outside Bulgaria. The opening was held on May 3, it was an experience that left a lasting impression on me. The entire leadership of Nachod, led by Mayor Jan Birke, attended the event and treated me more than kindly. Also the management of Déčko and head of my project Kateřina Hiebschová and Tereza Išová, and of course the other volunteers, and not only Nachod, but the cities Hradec Králové and Rychnov nad Kněžnou. I owe deep thanks to all who have shown me their respect. Never before I had met such an attitude towards my work.

To summarize in a few words, my stay in Nachod is associated especially with positive emotions and

satisfaction of a well-done job. No doubt, I will miss everybody here.

Now these are the last few months ahead of my EVS, in June I will spend my vacation in France


Greetings to all in Bulgaria and see you soon!