Welcome, ​Sivil in Leszno.

Name: Sevil
Age: 22
Studies Field: Ceramic Art
What Do You Like Most In Your Life? : In my life, I like to travel the most, have fun and have specificity.IMG_9578
Why Did You Choose EVS?: because I wanted to be part of a whole.
What Are Your Expectations? : to meet new people and learn about different cultures.
What do you hope to share with other people during your stay in Poland? : I want to share my experiences, knowledge about my profession, the cult of the country and its beautiful memories.
What would be your best attributes?: I can share art with young people and children.

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Summarise your EVS. Anastasia Mimikou.

IMG_1657Summarise your EVS.

What is your name?

My name is Anastasia Mimikou.

How long did you stay?

I had been staying in Leszno for two months.

What are you taking away from this experience?

It was a real life-changing experience. I tried things that in my place I have no chance to do so. I met beautiful people and learnt about a different culture and way of living. I made new friends from different places. Now, that I am a lot of kilometres away, I am still able to feel the warmth that this place brings to my heart because ended up to be my second home!

What would you like to do next?

I would like to keep on searching new things to experience and promote myself. Maybe, I will search for a long-term programme to do!

What is your best memory from this EVS?

There are a lot of things that I will remember forever. But if I had to choose, that would be the flash mob about human rights in high school. The place was full of positive energy, the students were involved. We were wearing special accessories, making balloons and having fun with the students.

 

5th of December: International Volunteer Day

International Volunteer Day (IVD) (originally as International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development) is an international observance designated by the United Nations since 1985.

It offers an opportunity for volunteer organizations and individual volunteers to make their contributions visible – at local, national and international levels and is a chance for individual volunteers, communities and organizations to promote their contributions to development at the local, national and international levels.

Being a volunteer is a big opportunity to develop your skills by working for an NGO. You could learn new things, meet many and different people from another countries and make new friends.

Fundacjia CAT has a tradition of hosting volunteers for EVS programs from many countries of Europe. Also, it has a variety of people of the local community who are active volunteers and work with us, promoting the aims and the goals of our organization.

Volunteer

We would like to thank all of our volunteers for being part of CAT.

Without you nothing would be the same!

Thank you!

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Ho, ho, ho!

We are 24 days before Christmas and yesterday we participated in the decorations of the christmas tree which took place in Speedway Stadium. Our volunteers made their own Christmas ornamnent and hung it with some…co-operation.

Enjoy these days with your family and people you love. They are precious.

See you soon. 🙂

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DIY Christmas Ornament

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Happy faces

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When Greece conquered Portugal during Christmas decorations

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Our volunteers

Photography exh​ibition about Human Rights

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Ladies and gentlemen. ANNOUNCEMENT!!!!!

Finally, after our photography workshop directed by our volunteers, we are very proud to announce the outcome of this laboratory: the final photography exhibition!!

~ 04.12.2017 at 18:00, Boczna 6, Leszno 64-100 ~ 

The exposition will follow the theme of the Human Rights, topic still highly significant today. We believe in disseminating the message of the Human Rights and, of course, their violations. We also believe that photography is, today more than yesterday, an extremely powerful media for expressing messages and let them circulate as much as possible That’s why we have chosen to spread this idea, this philosophy, this concept so precious through this media.

With the intention of propagating to the maximum the Human Rights, the exhibition will be completely free and funded by CAT Foundation.Print

We hope that you will appreciate our efforts.

See you there!! 😀 

Human rights’ exhibition

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Fundacja CAT’s volunteers who are in charge of the photography and the painting workshop, are about to organize a photography and artistic exhibition the first week of December.

The works are based on human rights and will be made by the participants of the photography and painting workshops.

If you want to take part in this exhibition you can contact with us and send you photos at the emails: an.tzavara@gmail.com and alberto_seligardi@mail.com.

If you have paint something and you want to participate in the exhibition you can visit us at our office (ul. Bocza 6) during our opening hours: Monday-Friday 14.00-17.00 and show us your work.

Dont’ forget that the theme is human rights. You can take a look here for more information about:

http://www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights/

http://www.ohchr.org/EN/ProfessionalInterest/Pages/CCPR.aspx

http://www.humanrights.com/what-are-human-rights/universal-declaration-of-human-rights/articles-01-10.html

and you can search for more through google and youtube.

Hope to see you! 🙂

Photography Workshop

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At the 30th of October our volunteers Natasa Tzavara and Alberto Seligardi begun a photography workshop. This meeting is helded every Monday at 15.00, at our office in Bocza 6. During these hours, you can learn some basic traits of the photography, share your photos with the team, take new ideas and make new friends.

Except from learning and practising photography, at the first week of December an exhibition is going to be organised with photos of the participants. The theme of the photos is human rights!!

For more info or questions you can contact at the emails: an.tzavara@gmail.com, alberto_seligardi@mail.com.

Join us!!! 🙂

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Name : AYKUT DOYRAN Age : 24

Studies Field : INTERNATIONAL TRADE

What Do You Like Most In Your Life? : I mostly like being in the nature.

Why Did You Choose EVS? : I woul like to learn Polish and I like taking part in activities so, EVS is the best chance to do group works. Secondly, I like being a helpful person.

What Are Your Expectations? : I wish to get new friends, sharing skills and to have fun while doing my duties.yalkut

What do you hope to share with other people during your stay in Poland ? I would like to share my culture, I would like to share my experinces while having fun. I would be glad that, to find my creative ways for teaching in non formal way and I want to get new friendships that will give me new experiences. I would love to give all power to young people that I want to help them to be aware of human rights and finding their strengths. I can cook Turkish cuisine well. I would like to manage Turkish folkloric dances.

What would be your best attributes? To be good listener, to be patient, my friends say that, I’m kind and responsible person.

New bird in town, say “Merhaba” to new long term Volunteer.

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Maëlle : What was your first impression of the city?
Dicle : It was so quiet and silent, i’m used to see smiling people all the time in my city, but here people looked so depressed.. and I don’t know..there is distance between them. But everything is in order, clean, and it’s good but it would be better if I would see the people more happy, cheerful!
M : Are you afraid of the weather?
Dicle : No! Hum actually sometimes because I’ve seen snow only one time in my country. And in the city where I used to live it would be only raining. And in the winter there is still sun, but I am not afraid of the weather, i am afraid of getting sick.
Maëlle : What do you want to share with people?
Dicle : I would like to share my passion for travelling, camping, trekking, outdoor activities,i would like to inspire and help people, broaden their horizons, help them to have new hobbies. I would like to share what I Iove about cinema, art, you know..painters…
Maëlle : So what kind of art do you prefer? You asked me this question and now I want your answer :
Dicle : I am interested in paintings especially, visiting museums.. Not photography but cinema, watching big directors movies..My favorite is Godard!

Maëlle : Ah French director! Which films of Godard?
Dicle : My favorite is “A bout de Souffle”.

Maëlle : Do you want to personalize our room a little bit? It’s a little bit white..
Dicle : Yes we can do this! I would love to, first we have to find materials!
Maëlle : Do you think you can survive with the money?
Dicle: Yes I can survive, and mostly I am going to spend money for food, but also a part will go for the different trips that I am planning.

Maëlle : Where do you want to go?
Dicle: Everywhere… Especially France because of the movies you know.. 🙂 And a place in Netherland that is very nice!

Maëlle : Would you like to visit those places during your 10 months?
Dicle : Yes during my free time!

Maëlle: What do you think about the organization, after 2 days here?
Dicle : I think it’s cheerful, we have activities in the office, today the training about human right was very interesting, we learn new things, we got to know each other personalities and cultures through acting, sculturing, drawing, writing,..It’s better than my expectations actually!


Name : Dicle Kaya Age: 22

Studies Field : English Language Teaching, Education

What Do You Like Most :I love travelling and being on the road, meeting with people from different backgrounds and stories. Also I love camping, being in the heart of the mother nature, feeling pure freedom. Moreover, I like helping people to discover their capabilities and to broaden their horizon. That’s why I chose my study field as language teaching.

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Because I think EVS gives me the oppurtunity to live in a different culture and observe the diversified point of views and behaviours. My ambition of non-stop learning, improving myself, enriching cognition and culture helped me to decide to do EVS. Also, I love voluntary actions and I thought that I can contribute with my ideas and work.

What Are Your Expectations? :

I expect to absorb different cultures and languages in all perspectives, experience the Polish life style. In addition to these, my expectations are to make lifelongfrienships and strenghten the sense of voluntariness through activities.

What do you hope to share with other people during your stay in Poland ?

I hope to share my creative drama knowledge because I believe that it can be beneficial in developing and creating performances especially with the children and making the atmosphere more sincere and funny. I would like to share some basic parts of the Turkish traditions and culture through cooking, dancing and acting. Also I hope to share my passion for travelling and backpacking.

What would be your best attributes?

As my best attributes, I can say that I am very open-minded and compatible. I can easily adapt to different places and people. I believe that I have the power to inspire people to realize their own competences. Actually, this is the first reason why I am a teacher. As Gandhi says “Be the change you want to see in the world.” I have the sufficient energy to make people believe that they can do anything. Besides, I am a very creative and responsible person, I have the knowledge for how to make my lessons and activites, projects more productive and interesting.

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I did it and now I can tell you about my first week in Leszno.

A small town in Western Poland with some amazing architecture as well as parks at every little corner of the city. Other European cities sucha as Berlin or Prague a near by to visit but firstly Warsaw and Krakow are waiting for you!

Living in same house with some people whom I never met before, from countries that one may have never visited before, makes it all an exciting & interesting experience. I couldn’t have it any other way.DSC_7295 copy 2

Few of my flat mates are from Italy, Spain and France and…

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