Hi, I’m Mari from Estonia. I believe that working with people is some of the most rewarding work there is. Step up, learn, dream, and don’t forget to be outstanding means standing out!
I am Mike. Volunteering and community service has become my new of life recently. We should stick together and try to make the world a better place together as no one can do everything, but everyone can do something. „I don’t want to live in the kind of world where we don’t look out for each other. Not just people that are close to us, but anybody who needs a helping hand. I can’t change the way anybody else thinks, or what they choose to do, but I can do my bit.” Charles de Lint
I am Valentin and I’m from Romania. I believe that volunteering is like a revolution. Because when you help someone, you change that person’s life. And that it’s amazing. You don’t need to have a lot of experiences or money, or an important social position. You only need a smile, the other things will follow naturally (maybe with some help from your friends).
I am Beata. As a trainer and as a cultural anthropologist I highlight the importance of diversity, global responsibility and cultural relativism. Interculturality means inspirations, experiences, resources and sometimes challenges for me. „Everyone who lives in Bongobongo wears yellow sunglasses. Quite naturally, everything they see – the sky, the trees, the people, the food – has a sunny yellow tint. It has always like this and the citizens of Bongobongo live quite contentedly in their yellow universe. Into this world comes a visitor, a citizen of Adanac. As you may have heard, all Adanacians wear blue sunglasses. When they wake up each day they kiss their beautiful children, and look out on to blue fields, forests and farms, all of course, under a perfect blue sky. Being a cultural sensitive visitor, the Adacans feel it is only right that he tries to understand the Bongobongo perspective of the world. So he acquires a pair of yellow sunglasses. Than he puts them on over his own blue ones.”Ah” he says with some satisfaction. „Now I get it. Everything here in Bongobongo is green.”
I am Kristiina. Meeting new people & getting to know new places is one of the parts of my life, and participating in different projects in different countries is an excellent way to do both.
I am Dovile and my biggest passion is to volunteer, travel and meet people from around the world, to learn about other cultures and connect to people. I enjoy taking part in various intercultural projects, because it really helps me to grow as an open-mined, innovative and compassionate person. I believe that getting out of your comfort zone is a key to success, therefore projects like that can be very beneficial in your future life.
Salut! My name is Monica and I am from Romania. I want to live my life at maximum and want to learn as much as possible from everyone. Erasmus+ projects offer me this opportunity. To meet people from other countries, to share experiences and what I think that is the most important thing: to realize something together and to make it happen. “Leave people happier than you found them.”
Hi, my name is Edna. I was a mentee and a mentor at an organization which supports the integration of children of migrant background. During this time I learned not just the professional factors of mentoring, such as teaching methods, games and administration but I had also become a member of a loving family. I managed to step out of my comfort zone and be more responsible. Intercultural projects give an opportunity to get to know different cultures, traditions and meet people from all around the world.
Hello 🙂 I am Laura. This intercultural project is so interesting for me because I’ve been working with immigrant people for two years. I’m interested in discovering other cultures and countries. I think it is important to understand our world and its problems to make it better. Also this intercultural meeting is related to my career (I study Social Education) so it can help me to improve my knowledge.
I am Raluca from Romania. I took part in this intercultural project for breaking the everyday life routine, improve myself, find new perspectives and of course for make new friends and have fun.
I am Ana, I’m from Spain and I’m a youth worker. For me intercultural meetings are about life. Life is a diversity, life is about sharing, understanding and cooperation. It’s the best way to learn and grow as a person as well as to do the most of your life. Long time ago I decided I also wanted to work with youth because they are full of energy and have so much to give for the world. They have the chance and the power of changing things and making a difference for themselves and for others.
My name is Anna and I’m youth volunteer in NGO Youth Club Active in Estonia. I became volunteer because my passion is meeting new people, helping others and traveling. When I help someone I’m really glad to see emotions of that person. It makes me happier.
Hello, I’m Anna from Latvia. I am 15 years old, so the youngest person here. This is my first project abroad. I wanted to come to this project because I like travelling and I like to meet new people from other countries and make friends. I think this is a very good experience for me.
Ahoj! My name is Océane and I was born in France, but have lived in different countries for the last 23 years of my life, in Hongkong, Switzerland, Shanghai and Prague. ’Home’ is an elusive concept to me. All I know is that I feel happy when I am surrounded by loving, curious, adventurous people from all over the world. And that’s why I joined this project! I think the world is a better place when people from different background can unite through shared experiences, passions and a universal appreciation for gift that is to be alive in this earth and universe.
Hello! I’m Tunahan and I’m 22 years old. I’m here cause I Iove travelling and meet new people. I learned a lot from you guys. Thank you! See you soon! Hope to Meet in Turkey 🙂
Hi, my name is Oscars. I like to be part of intercultural projects, because I want to get know other cultures and people. I am involved in the NGO called Gulces Gēns and the best thing about it is that I can make my dreams come true and enjoy every single minute that I spend there. I would recommend everyone to take part in any NGO or a project first to see what it means to work there and you can always start on your own, that represent you the best.
Hello, my name is Anne-Liis. I am 15-year-old Estonian girl and I was motivated to go on a project because I knew that I will get great experience about foreign cultures, analyze myself and make new friends. I’m definitely going to participate in another intercultural project to get more positive memories and learn new activities.
I am José. Well, it is all about the people, because you make friends for life. You learn with each other, you grow up, you get great ideas. Somehow you are surrounded by cultures, by languages, by smiles. And you feel comfortable, you feel integrated. Jó a zoknid!
Hello, my name is Sándor, I’m from Hungary. I took part in a mentoring program for third country citizens, because I like to help other people. At the first time the project was difficult for me because of the language, but now it is more and more interesting. I’m happy to be here in this training course, because I got to know others, their cultures, behaviors, habits. That’s all.
Hello guys, this is Fatih speaking. 🙂 I’m here because of you all. New people = new worlds. So there are lots of worlds to explore. Thanks for sharing your worlds to me. It was nice to meet you all. See you soon in Turkey!
I am Flóra. I like meeting new people during travelling or even in my home town. I like spending more and more time with those whom I got to know. Most of the people bloom like flowers. If we have the time and space, we can bloom together. This training course is an occasion for that. This is my first time as a trainer at an Erasmus+ project. I enjoy every minute of it.
I am Amalia from Spain. I came to this Erasmus+ project because I think it is a good way to learn about different intercultural projects and new methods to work. I hope that everything I learned during this week I can use in the NGO’s Alternative en Marcha in which I am a volunteer. Also I think this is a great experience to get know new people from different countries.
Hello, my name is Péter. I’m from Hungary and I’m studying in Szeged. I was a mentee and now I’m a volunteer. In my view, being in an intercultural project gives you lot of knowledge, inspiration and also it is fun, you can make friends easily.
I am Dani. I love meeting new people and learning with them. I think interculturality is like drawing with a lot of colours: you can make a better picture than just with one colour. I have participated in other Erasmus+ project in Madrid in 2015.
Hi, my name is Gizem. I’m from Turkey. I’m 21 years old. I’m so happy to be here because I’ve met lots of new people and I’ve learnt about different cultures. I’d like to continue travelling with this kind of projects like this. It has been very good experience for me.
Hello, I’m Selim from Turkey, I’m 16 years old. I’m here for meeting some people who represent other cultures, see Europe and have fun. Also most important thing for me is learning how to speak English as a native. If you study in Turkey, you can’t learn how to speak English. It was my first experience outside Turkey and it was really good.
I am Gergő. I’m a social worker and volunteer. Volunteering is not working for free. You will get paid: you learn a lot from others and from yourself, you meet new people, build partnerships, you will get a lot of experience, knowledge and ideas. Volunteering is valuable itself, but doing international makes it even bigger!
Hello, my name is Emese from Hungary. I thing intercultural projects are important because we have opportunity to know each other better. If we have enough knowledge from others we can understand better others and ourselves too. I think there is a need for better understanding.
Hello, I’m Balint from Hungary and I joined the training to support the organizers as a volunteer. Despite the fact that all people came from Europe, I found particularly interesting how diverse the methodologies are of the organizations from different countries on organizing their events. I think the training gave all participants a wide perspective of how many solutions are there for the same problem.