MTÜ Rabarada (est. 2020) is non-governmental non-profit private educational organization located in Pärnamäe, ESTONIA (near capital Tallinn).

Objectives of MTÜ Rabarada are to foster and promote: STEM and environmental education for youth and adults; entrepreneurial mindset and sustainable, socially responsible and environmentally friendly entrepreneurship practices for youth and adults; healthy lifestyle, e.g sport and eating habits; local heritage, both tangible and intangible; collaboration with local communities, and support local initiatives for responsible citizenship.

To achieve it MTÜ Rabarada organizes walking tours and programs for schools and companies; initiates projects on local, national and international levels, applies for Erasmus+ grants, national Education Funds etc; provides educational programs and courses on-demand.

News

Erasmus+ KA151_2023 youth exchange "Equestrian tourism" in Spain is looking for participants from Estonia! pilt
Erasmus+ KA151_2023 youth exchange "Equestrian tourism" in Spain is looking for participants from Estonia!

Erasmus+ youth exchange "Equestrian tourism" will take place in Pasarón de la Vera, Spain 29th of May – 7th of June 2024. Pasarón de la Vera is a is a municipality located in the province of Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain. 10 days youth exchange program (travel days included) is created to promote...

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Youth Exchange Blog: SOLIDEU in Villalar de los Comuneros, Spain, by Kalle pilt
Youth Exchange Blog: SOLIDEU in Villalar de los Comuneros, Spain, by Kalle

I had the incredible opportunity to participate in an Erasmus project in the charming town of Villalar de los Comuneros, Spain. This two-week venture aimed at promoting youth engagement in voluntary projects and fostering intercultural understanding among participants from diverse countries and cult...

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Youth Exchange Blog: SOLIDEU in Villalar de los Comuneros, Spain, by Maria pilt
Youth Exchange Blog: SOLIDEU in Villalar de los Comuneros, Spain, by Maria

I participated in this project quite spontaneously, because one person decided not to come, and it gave me an opportunity to take part of it myself. I have once participated in an Erasmus project through my university, so I was expecting to have a lot to do and to have a great time with great people...

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Projects

ERASMUS+ KA152_2021 youth exchange project “Eat green, behave clean, and build the dream” pilt
ERASMUS+ KA152_2021 youth exchange project “Eat green, behave clean, and build the dream”

Youth exchange took place in May, 2022 in Belluno, Italy. Objectives of the project. Food lies at the heart of our lives. It is vital for our survival, and links us to our natural and social environment in a unique way. But our food system is unsustainable. Food insecurity and sustainability are...

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Erasmus+ KA151_2023 youth exchange project "Equestrian tourism" pilt
Erasmus+ KA151_2023 youth exchange project "Equestrian tourism"

Youth exchange will take place 29th of May to 7th of June 2024 in Pasarón de la Vera, Spain. Objectives of the project.

To promote cultural exchange and mutual understanding between young people from different European countries through participation in equestrian tourist activities Extremadur...

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Erasmus+ youth workers' training course "Make Gender Equity Reality!" in St.Maarten is approved. pilt
Erasmus+ youth workers' training course "Make Gender Equity Reality!" in St.Maarten is approved.

The main activity is a 9-day training course for 24 youth workers + 3 trainers that will take place in St. Maarten 15–23 of March 2024. During this week we will explore meanings, roles, and complementarities of different educational approaches and methods regarding gender issues, stereotypes, and...

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About us

Rabarada's founder Heli

HELI ILLIPE (1974) is the senior manager of NGO Rabarada. She has been Erasmus+ projects’ manager at gymnasium since 2014, has initiated, written and managed KA101 (school staff mobility) projects and KA229 (strategic partnership projects for schools only) projects. Currently coordinating projects for school staff mobility and KA229 project “We start up” with 5 partners and topic on entrepreneurship skills and startups ecosystems in Estonia for high school students. Heli is working as a biology teacher since 2012 and has been active in environmental and STEM education initiatives. She also has a training in entrepreneurship education for schools and is an entrepreneurial education coordinator. She is a board member of the Association of Estonia Biology Educators and active member of Estonian Science Teachers’ Union, contributing as project writer, communication officer and photographer. Heli is volunteering in local community promoting healthy and sustainable lifestyle and love for nature. She is an author of 9 children books and one poetry book. Heli is fluent in English and Russian languages.

Rabarada's co-founder Berit

BERIT JUHKAM (1996) is the communications manager of NGO Rabarada and finished her master's studies in food technology at the University of Life Sciences in 2022. Her daily job is in a biotechnology laboratory in Tartu. Berit has participated in many Erasmus+ projects, being both a participant and a group leader, and has also hosted international students. Berit is very creative - she has published two young adult fantasy books and in her free time she likes to write songs, sing and play the guitar. Berit is a great communicator and a real life of the party, with whom it’s always a thrill to go hiking or traveling to more distant places. She also likes going to the gym and swimming at any possible moment. She takes interest in anything nutrition- or cooking-related and is committed to promoting delicious and healthy home cooking. Berit is fluent in English and has also studied German.