Organisers hope that the hikes will help young people get to know themselves better and also learn how to rely on and be considerate of others. They also hope that it will encourage youth centres to organise more outdoor events for the youth in their communities. Hikers will start out on shorter walks close to home and then venture out further on longer routes once they feel they are ready to do so. All completed hikes will be marked on a virtual map until eventually the entire length of the trails will be covered.
The project is still open to anyone who would like to join the initiative. Contact your nearest youth centre or the NGO Association of Estonian Open Youth Centres, an umbrella organisation embracing 154 youth centres throughout the country, for more information.
The Estonia 100 celebrations were launched on 16 April of this year and will continue through to February 2020. Follow the completed hikes here (updated regularly), and take a look at the map where all the information on the hikes will be marked.
For more information:
NGO Association of Estonian Open Youth Centres
Mobile: +372 53911611
Saue Youth Centre
Mobile: + 372 firstname.lastname@example.org