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Supporting a local community!

We at Cobblestone Freeway have created the Cobblestone Freeway Foundation, in order to support and
inspire communities in Ukraine and around the world, that keep intangible cultural heritage alive. Our aim is
to improve the circumstances which allow intangible cultural heritage to flourish and thrive in our ever
changing modern world.
The K-12 school in Bukovets, Ivano-Frankivsk Region, Ukraine is in need of such support. 
The teachers and staff are extremely motivated to teach students, not only the necessary curriculum for a good
education, but also the traditional "Hutsul" way of life.  Unfortunately, these teachers lack the proper support
& resources (textbooks, projectors), and the school building itself is crumbling. The government budget for the
school is not adequate to support the infrastructure, salaries of teachers and support staff, and day-to-day
operation of the school. 
Cobblestone Freeway Foundation is raising money to properly equip these teachers and in doing so these
children, for an education that will shape their future. We are also organizing this work trip, in order to give supporters the chance to come to Ukraine and actively participate in the support of this school.

Trip Details

9 days/8 nights | Lviv to Lviv

Proposed Itinerary

Day
1-2
Welcome to Ukraine! Arriving into Lviv, we’ll get you settled and oriented before a traditional Lviv Style Dinner and retiring for the night. The next day – we set off for the Carpathian Mountains!
Day
3-7
Every day after breakfast, you’ll help refit the school’s bathrooms and replace the flooring throughout building. On this volunteer journey, you might be swinging a hammer one day, another day you might be finishing up some plaster work. You might be asked to paint a wall, haul materials, do some plumbing or chat with the children or teachers. We'll have a few Ukrainian foremen on site who will be directing our work. Of course, you can say "no" or "pass" or, "I'd fee more comfortable doing something else" at any point on this journey. Regardless of what you'll be doing, you'll be making a huge impact on a very special community in Ukraine.
Day
8-9
In the morning attend the service at the Bukovets Church and spend the last day in this picturesque village together with locals! Afterwards, we’ll take you to Lviv, for a final day before ending your journey in Ukraine!
map - Supporting a local community!

Highlights

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES
In Lviv*:
- Attend a concert/performance/ballet at the Opera Theatre
- Train or bus city tour – learn more about Lviv!
- Panoramic places – visit Lviv High Caste or the City Hall Tower!
- Visit the open air museum of Shevchenkivsky Hai
- Explore Lviv’s Art museums in The Andrey Sheptytsky National Museum or The Ethnographical Museum.
- Take a Beer Tour at Lviv’s own Beer Museum
- Take a Chocolate making workshop
In the Carpathians*:
- Go hiking in the mountains - take a trip to mysterious place – Pysanyj kamin, an interesting historical
and geological monument with a magnificent panorama of ridges and peaks.
- Visit the famous Kosiv Crafts Market on Saturday
- Take an the opportunity to learn how unique lizhnyky – woolen blankets are made.
- See a wooden Hutsul church of 18 th century and traditional house-fortress-Hutsul Grazhda in
Kryvorivnia
- Visit a woodcarver’s family, see their works zand try your hand at carving
- Take a workshop in Hutusl musical instruments from Mykhajlo Tafijchuk, a musical master.
*OPTIONAL activities are NOT included into the price and should be booked in advance.

The Cobblestone Culture Experience always includes:

Small Groups

16 people maximum. Sometimes fewer, but there’s never more.

Village Visits

Learn about a country from its people in the places where authentic life is happening.

Folk Performances

Have an intimate experience with local artists so you can live the culture.

Traditional Cuisine

Enjoy a wide variety of delicious local eats and can also have a familiar meal.

Artisan Demonstrations

Learn traditions from the people who keep them alive.

Pacing

Time to breathe, digest and soak up the atmosphere.

5 Star Transportation
First Class Hotels
Two Meals per Day
All Entrance Fees

Departure Dates

2019

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Land Package per person:

$688 usd

Flight Packages

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