msg Maraton Apuseni continued its reforestation activities in 2019. We went back to Vâlcele to plant roughly 2 hectares of saplings, as it takes us one step closer to fulfilling the second goal of our overall social cause.
On April 21st 2018, the msg Maraton Apuseni dedicated an entire day to the reforestation of Vâlcele, Cluj (Romania). With the help of the sponsor, the partners and all the volunteers, roughly 10.000 saplings were planted on location.
Special thanks to everyone involved: msg systems Romania, Clubul Alpin Roman Sectia Universitara Cluj, Organizația Națională Cercetașii României, Regia Nationala a Padurilor – Romsilva, Minorswing Hammocks, După Ski la WU, Cert Transylvania and all the people present at the event. Between 1990-2011 approximately 366.000 hectares of forest were cut in Romania. Although illegal deforestations are dropping in the present, we still need to be involved in our communities to better and to protect Romanian forests.
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msg Maraton Apuseni integrates every year a humanitarian component that aims to promote and to preserve the mountain areas in Apuseni, as well as to organize educational and sport activities for the members of the surrounding communities, especially for young people. Starting with the 5th edition of the event, organizers have launched a more complex support program, that includes several stages and objectives:
organizing courses, camps, workshops and educational-sports activities especially for children and youth in the Apuseni mountains.
integrating a secular forest around Băișoara in the network of protected areas of the Apuseni mountains.
building a center for mountain activities on msg Maraton Apuseni course, with an architecture inspired by the traditional huts of the area.
- In 2019 we continued our collaboration with the community from Băișoara. A group of 30 students from Scoala Generala „Mircea Luca” took part in an educative camp that included outdoor activities (trekking, sport climbing), games, presentations about alpinism and mountain rescue and workshops about: prevention, bulying, conflict management, mountain photography. The camp was organised with financial support from Consiliului Judetean Cluj and volunteers from Clubul Alpin Român Filiala Cluj, Serviciul Public Judetean Salvamont Salvaspeo Cluj.
- Between 2015-2017 the humanitarian component of msg Maraton Apuseni has brought a lot of new development activities in Băișoara community:
“We have tried first of all to start a relationship with „Mircea Luca” elementary School in Băișoara. Children are those who take forward the local traditions. They are more open to novelty, and have a fresh view of the world. Aware of the limited means the Romanian Alpine Club has in order to become involved in the schooling process, we have tried to attract in this partnership another school, urban and modern. We have thought of Transylvania College”. – tells us Anca Brisan, the volunteer coordinators for msg Maraton Apuseni and the heart of this initiative.