Five days, five discoveries…

It is only our fifth day in the city and we have already discovered how special this place is going to be for us. These are some of the things we have learned this week:


  1. All roads lead to Rynek.
  2. There are more kebabs than people. (Ok, that is not true, but the proportion of kebabs per km2 is remarkable).
  3. The umbrellas on Bracka Street are not for the sun. They are for rain, at least from now on, because “winter is always coming”.
  4. Offices are not always boring places and Polish radio is not bad at all, specially if Tetyana does the chorus.
  5. You start to feel that Leszno is you new home and you do not know what adventures await but you want them to happen.



Turkish Volunteer in Town , welcome Kaan

Name: Kaan YILMAZ​​

Age: 22

Studied field: Civil Engineering

What Do You Like Most In Your Life: Traveling, Sports, Spending Times with friends

Why Did You Choose EVS:  I chose evs because I wanted to do something good for other people, something special for kids, youth people and wanted to be a part of the international team at abroad. I believe that I’m good at something and want to share with another people. 


What Would you like to share with others in schools/ workshops etc?

I can make researches about cultural, sport, international things and can present them. Also, I’m very interested in sports and mathematics.  As well as, camping for example, I would like to share some information about nature, football, volleyball, basketball, Olympics. I’m fascinated to work with young people so I would like to teach them anything I can. 

What Are you passionate about?

My passions are about nature,mathematics,sport.But not just see nature and go back to home.I do campings, take nature photograps,I very interest learning new things and teach something to people the best way I can and best way They understand me well.

Polonya’ya hoşgeldiniz – Welcome to Poland


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What Do You Like Most In Your Life: I like learn the most different culturesand discover new languages in this world and I love to spend time with kids andto visit the european countries.

Why Did You Choose EVS:I am particularly interested in Evs projects because I want to build my globalqualifications and learn more about intercultural learningin local schools.I think this opportunity  will  make a  big difference for myprofessional  and my personal  development.

I know I can learn a lot from EVS projects in the pedagogical area.I want todevelop new  projects in this regard.I am volunteering for children and youngpeople in this project. I feel very ready for this project.

What Would you like to share with others in schools/ workshops etc? I plan activities with children and young people already. Kids crafts & hands on activities can be very nice !I can teach a lot of high school and primary school students.I  think that I can be very  helpful  in post-school  activities  for students  with  cultural  accumulation  and communication  skills, and

I  love  children  very   much  and   spend  my  free  time  with my cousins. These  features  will  facilitate me  in  public  spaces  and  volunteer  activities in  schools. I am very eager to learn about intercultural learning and buildingglobal competencies at local schools and I deal with children and young peoplevery well.

What Are you passionate about? I am passionate about psychology andphilosophy.I am particularly interested in body language and communicationabout children.I want to develop my psychology knowledge by visiting theworld and meeting people from different cultures.

Bienvenida Carmen

10175988_10203732238895599_6902978826942621481_nName: Carmen Rocío Gómez Barranco.

Age: 23.

Studied field: Political Sciences.

What Do You Like Most In Your Life: The thing I like the most in my life is spending time with all my family in the beaches of my city, Huelva. I have a really big family to spend time with and also beautiful coastline and that makes me feel lucky.

Why Did You Choose EVS: I have been living in Madrid for five years and after that, I felt like I wanted to live in a small city for a while and feel part of it participating and helping the community to be a little better every day.

What Would you like to share with others in schools/ workshops etc? I would love to share my passion for dance (ballet, flamenco, contemporary…) and my positivism. I believe in the great potential of dance to unite people from different cultures. In addition, the values of this art, such as responsibility, effort, collaboration or commitment are very important values in our everyday life.

What Are you passionate about? Ballet is my principal passion, although I also love to eat “tortilla de patatas”, singing flamenco and playing the guitar.


Welcome to Mareva!


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Name: Mareva Bayeux

Age: 18 years old

Studied field: I did a CAP apprenticeship sale but it does not bother me more I intend to make a CAP early childhood and later realize a VAE to become a specialist street educator

What Do You Like Most In Your Life?

My boyfriend, see my best friends pounding in a punching bag

Why Did You Choose EVS?

To be able to discover a new culture, to work with children, to travel, to bring a bit of me to make known our country

What would you like to share with others in schools/ workshops etc?

My culture my knowledge

What Are you passionate about?

Help accompany people in difficulty


WhatsApp Image 2018-08-11 at 23.42.08Name: Fatima-Zahrae Yahyaoui
Age: 20
Studied field: I studied the business precisely the sale, I did several internships in
different jobs for example: in a pharmacy, in the kitchen, in services, on a market, in hairdressing, in bakery pastry… What I love most about my life is my family

Why did you choose EVS?

I chose EVS because it is an experience that remains professional and also to give smile to the children, to feel helpful to know a new culture, meet people who do not speak as we adapt to a country that is not ours . . .

What would you like to share with children?

What I want to share with others is to teach them also another culture, brings them new things that they do not know like language, the way to live, new activities that are not known in Poland…

What are your passions?

My passions are: to share time with my family, to help others, to watch the soccer and practice it too, the dance and I love to travel to see new things, know other things and learn the different language

Name :
IMG_20180704_182808My name is Pauline Meunier
I’m 23 years old
Studied field:
I’m studying Mathématics (for 3 years and for 2 more years to become a maths teacher)
What do you like more in your life?
I like a lot of things. Like volunteering for festivals or auditorium. But also playing sports (bike, hike, rollers, archery, dance…). I am very curious, so I like trying everything!
Why did you choose evs ?
I choose EVS because a friend of mine told me about it and told me that it will be a great experience and I will love it! So, I directly thought I will like to be part of a project like this!
What would you like to share with others?
I would like to share with others their way of life, which differs from mine. And I would like to share recipes because I like cooking and learning some new types of food!
What are you passionate about?
I’m passionate about travelling, to discover a new country. The best is to travel by bike, which gives time to see others ways to live.
I’m also passionate about nature, I love to gaze at plants growing, and take care of them!

Welcome Sylvain

Name : Sylvain

Age: I’m 24.

Studied field: Chemistry

What Do You Like Most In Your Life: image1

I like playing sports with my friends, like football or basketball. I used to be part of a basketball team.

I also like to go hiking and camping in mountains, it’s really nice!

When I’m at home I enjoy playing some video games.

Why Did You Choose EVS:

I wanted to be part of an educational project which involves children and I thought the EVS was a good opportunity to do so. Mainly because you can work with différent people from many countries, I think it can be very enriching for everyone. Also I already did a civic service back in France, and the EVS is like a continuation of that.

What Would you like to share with others in schools/ workshops etc?

I would like to share my own experience as a French volunteer with others and exchange with them about it. And just share my good mood with other people!

What Are you passionate about?

One of my biggest passions is playing video games and share with others about it. I mainly enjoy adventure games, puzzle games, story-driven games and rhythm games.

Otherwise, I really like working with children and try to teach them many things. Later I even would like to become a teacher in elementary school!

Say ‘Hola’ to Nestor from Spain!

13567120_1365576026790198_2879239834910532352_n Name: Nestor R. Rojo Segui

Age: 21

Study Field: Electric engineering

-What are your interests, hobbies?
In my free time I love to go out and take fresh air, with or without company. I also love sports, like swimming and climbing.
-Why did you choose EVS?
It is one of the best ways to learn about yourself and gain knowledge of people who are ignorant. You self-evaluate yourself day by day in a volunteer service, giving solutions to problems and supporting you with your other project partners. In addition to these, it’s one of the best ways to visit places and get to know about people.
-What do you expect to learn, teach, share?
My main objective here is to improve my English and skills with child treatment. That I have previously had before. Catch up with the youth to understand them. Share my knowledge and experience with them so they can learn with an adult reference.
-What are your strengths and weaknesses, what would you like to improve?
One of my greatest strengths is improvisation and while making explanations in a different language of everything, it helps me a lot..
Another strength that I have is that I am not afraid of the unknown but of what will come to know. It is difficult to understand, but it is something like, a new day does not scare me but what can happen on that new day.
My greatest strength is my mind. It helps me to have a good mood and be aware of everything that happens around me.

Welcome to CAT- Buket!

20180704_153356.jpg Name: Buket ÖZEL

Age: 20

Study Field: Chemical Engineering

-What are your interests, hobbies?

My hobbies are oil painting and sculpturing.

-Why did you choose EVS?

 I chose EVS because I want to learn different cultures and meet with different people. It makes me feel excited.

-What do you expect to learn, teach, share?

I can learn some different cuisines and I can teach some art activities and basic sculptures with clay.

-What are your strenghts and weaknesses, what would you like to improve?

 I don’t give up easily and I am good at finding solutions. I can get so emotional for some situations.