Murfatlar is a port on the Danube – Black Sea Coast canal. It is located in Dobrogea area, Constanța county. Among the villages administered by the
town of Murfatlar there is the village of Siminoc (historical name: Turc-Murfat). The school in Murfatlar has an antiquity of 41 (forty-one) years, with 857
students assigned to 4 (four) education cycles from 1st to 13th grades. The high school functions with two branches: social sciences, specializations:
natural sciences as well as the technological branch, media production and technician- economic activities. It is important to mention that our school
also has 6(six) groups of preschoolers. There are 43 teachers who teach in different departments. All of them have a good control of technology, our
school being equipped with high performance devices, laboratories: Turkish lab financed by TIKA, Biology, Chemistry and Physics labs and two labs
of Informatics.

The first motivation is the intercultural exchange. Our motivation is based on the novelty of such a project, as there has never been such a thing in our
school; the enthusiasm of all the factors involved in relating and exploring other rural cultures. In the international context in which we observe that a
country must rely on its own resources, we have the duty to teach our students, the future labour force of this country, how to return to the origins, to
agriculture, to the basic occupation of Romanians. On the other hand, through intercultural exchange, students will also build on these rural practices
from the perspective of other European cultures. Learning such techniques, crafts is a lifelong gain.

Our project team consists of the headteacher, Crangă Cleopatra Georgata and four teachers. The people responsible for a proper functioning of all
activities in the project will be primary school and Turkish teacher Agi-Amet Dalila, English teacher – Oancea Camelia, Biology Teacher – Normambet
Giorgiana, and primary teacher – Virtan Magdalena, responsible for extracurricular activities in our school. The teachers of history and geography will
complete the activities by providing valuable information regarding the specificity of Dobrogea and the rural area. The biology teacher will explain not
only the benefits of animal breeding, especially sheep but also the importance of vineyards in the area. If an exceptional situation arises, our
educational system can replace them with other, equally competent teachers.

Being surrounded by rural areas, where the work of the land is preserved, as well as traditions and crafts, we can offer the participants the opportunity
to interact with these villagers directly. Our region is well known for the diversity in what concerns the ethnic population: Aromanians and Tatars. Our
school is the beneficiary of a national project, ROSE, which involves, among other things, the promotion of activities of knowing the traditions and
crafts, respectively the occupations of the people living in the countryside.