Nautilos Search and Reascue Team also known as Nautilos SAR, is a non governmental, non profitable organisation was created in 2009 for the purpose of protecting and rescuing human lives. We are a voluntary organisation. One of our main goals is the training of people that are interested in rescuing procedures, accident preventions methods but also for providing help to people that have engaged in sea incidents.

A second but also very important goal is environment protection. Nautilos SAR organises several sea and beach cleanups every year.  Additionaly Nautilos SAR undertakes activities that conserve and protect marine environment. Nautilos Search And Rescue Team studies also methods of preserving sea life and the consequences of climate change, overfishing in Cyprus and monitors the underwater ecosystem. Our organisation in collaboration with the University of Cyprus participates in archaeological research. 

Nautilos SAR, in the need of education and awareness, implements European and National funded programs. We try to keep our youth active in various acitvities in many different fields:

  • Culture
  • Tradition
  • (Youth) Unemployment
  • Environment
  • Enterpreneurship
  • Skill Development

All our activities and events use non-informal methods of education.

Our organisation has evolved and has established other youth-oriented groups:

  • Nautilos Cycling Team. Every Tuesday. Starting point infront of the Strovolos Municipality Hall
  • Hiking Club in collaboration with OTI.

 As a voluntary organisation, we have implemented EVS (European Voluntary Service) programs since 2013. We have hosted 36 EVS volunteers from more than 10 different countries. Our organisation is accredited as "sending", "coordinating" amd "receiving" organsiation for EVS volunteers that wish to participate in such programs.

Since 2014 our Nautilos SAR belongs the OTI (One Terrene International) Network.

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Testimonials

Thank's to the Youth Exchange „Where do i Belong?” organized in Romania, in a wonderful area, named Predeal, i would like to think that i just found out where my soul and heart feels the best. 

In the first days were more relaxed and had enough space and opportunities to get to know each other and to accommodate.

So we took baby steps at first but I feel like we learned how to communicate better with people from other cultures (develop our social skills) and the most important aspect is that we were all the time encouraged to make friends through cooperation.

Personally i feel that there was not a single person with who i didn't interact with or had a dynamic activity with. 

I had the opportunity as well to organize a first workshop regarding the asylum seekers procedure from Romania together with Mihaela which decreased my fear for public speaking and also helped me to reach full potential when i want to transmit an idea in front of a numerous people.

Each activity that we had (name games, role play, creating a video, a magazine, a song about our experience during this days, building a country together, migrating to another cultures and become minority, crocodile game, game of thrones, etc) had a moral story behind, a problem that people are facing in different situations. 

This activities helped us to synchronize as a group, to realize all the barriers that a migrant, a refugee for example needs to go through, or maybe how all the stereotypes regarding genders affects our daily life without even recognize them. 

After all, I am pleased to say that this project has been really useful to share our experience, to overcome our fears, to learn to work as a one mind group, to connect everybody with everybody. Even the hosting place was amazing and the staff has been delighted and implicated.  

I am taking a picture in my memory palace to be sure that i will never forget this experience and the beautiful people which actually made this happen.

Thank you, my friends!

Anita Toth from Romania

 

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