National Youth Non-GovernmentalOrganization “Student EthnographicAssociation”was founded in August 1998.The members are people of different ageand professions, united with love for thetraditional culture of Belarus.
The goals of organization:-to preserve, develop and contribute to thecontinuity of the Belarusian authenticcultural traditions ;- to make the values of the traditionalculture actual in modern urban society .
Activities of the Ethnographic Associationof Students• folklore-ethnographic expeditions• study circles for folk crafts• master classes and camps for folk crafts• groups for traditional vocal• organization of traditional festivals and rituals• scientific lectures and workshops• archives and ethnographic collections• publication of folklore and teaching materials• ecological actions
Topics of the study circles for urbanyouth weaving belts embroidery traditional dress felt manufacture of leather shoes knitting with a needle ceremonial doll pottery straw spinning Knitting laces postfolk (modern things in the traditional style) smith carving traditional wooden furniture
Camps for folk crafts Plastok village (2006) (embroidery, weaving belts) Surazh city (2007) (weaving belts) Ciareszki village (2008) (manufacture of leathershoes , felt , weaving, traditional cooking) Haradnaja village (2008) (pottery) Ciareszki village (2009) (weaving, felt) Barok village (2009) (carving, smithing , traditionalwooden furniture ) Hajna village (2010) (spinning) Pierabroddzie village (2010) (felt)