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.

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

24/10/2017
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.

Why Did You Choose EVS? :16864847_1808063716110796_5784202330291638289_n
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.

New bird on the block. Welcome – Maëlle

Name: Maëllemel

Age: 20

Studies Field: Language Literature and Civilization / Teaching

What do you like most in your life? I like to discover new cultures by travelling or by meeting new people. I like to draw, to create, to teach, mostly I like to challenge myself, and feel that I am useful.

Why did you choose EVS? I chose evs because it is a great opportunity to experience something different from my daily life, and to invest myself in a project in an European context.

Why are your expectations? I expect to work in team with other volunteers, to share our ideas and help each other for a main goal, discover the polish culture, and also discover parts of myself that I didn’t imagine.

What do you hope to share with other people during your stay in Poland? I hope to share parts of the french culture, for the others to have a better understanding of it, from the traditions to the language, in an interactive way and with new perspectives.  I  hope to share my knowlegde of teaching in an non formal way to be able to the others to learn with a lot of fun. I am also a very manual person and I would love to give the opportunity for the others to wake up their creative side.

What would be your best attributes? I am imaginative and always motivated, I am fully invested in the projects that I am carrying.I am open minded, I use my creativity for new activities, and I adapt them to the public in front of me.

 

New animal lover at Cat Foundation, Ruben

Name :  Rubén Martín

Age :  25

Studies Field :  Law

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What Do You Like Most In Your Life? : Travel, meet new cultures and new people from all over the world. I like sports too.

Why Did You Choose EVS? : I love working in non-governmental organizations and help people so I´m here to improve myself and give my best. Is a really good way to learn new languages.

What Are Your Expectations? :  I want to enjoy a lot with the people that I will met and remember this experience forever. I will be here for 10 months so it´s a new life and I want to discover Poland.

What do you hope to share with other people during your stay in Poland ? I want to share my spanish culture, my language, and cook a good paella. Although I have worked in a non-governmental organization helping people, I have also worked as a lawyer and I can try to create some activities to make this job more attractive.

What would be your best attributes? I really like to speak in public, organize events and prepare dynamic activities. I love play football and teach football to the kids.

Benvenuto: TO Alberto from Italy

Name : Alberto Seligardi Age : 24

Studied Fields: Mainly contemporary history, but even philosophy, anthropology and sociology.

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Why Did You Choose EVS? : For making a new experience abroad, know new people and work in an organization for help others.

What Are Your Expectations? : I expect to improve myself, to discover more things and to learn to help other people.

What do you hope to share with other people during your stay in
Poland ?
I whish to share my energy, my abilities and my knowledge! Hoping that other people will share a little of them with me as well.

What would be your best attributes? Here is a list of my abilities and knowledges:
– I would REALLY like to keep a philophical/ethical forum about Human Rights with youngsters. Through answering to several questions, the students would discuss one or more articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with the aim of let them develop their own ideas, know better the Human Rights and let them confront each other.

– I have a great knowledge of european contemporary history, particulary about the 1900. I even have a good knowledge about philosophy, anthropology and in general of other cultures (I have a three-years degree)

– I spent a month in both Morocco and Rwanda, so I could to cultural presentations about them
– As every italian, I know very well italian culture and food (and the typical mistakes made in it out of Italy)
– I am an amateur photographer
– I know martial discipline for street self-defense (Muay Boran)
– I like to pratice an athletic workout
– I studied as a computer technician and worked as a web designer
– I am creative, I like to write, tell and/or comment stories, reports, romance and current news from the whole world.

We welcome Anastasia from Greece

Name : Anastasia Mimikou

Age : 24

Studies Field : education in primary school

What Do You Like Most In Your Life? :

I like that I am lucky to have around me people that truly love and support me. Also, being grateful for this everything good comes to my way naturally.

Why Did You Choose EVS? :

It was a good opportunity to live and meet people from different places. I would be able to find out different habbits and ways of living. Moreover, being part of a team and surviving in a foreigner country would have positive effect on myself, would make me stronger and more confident.

What Are Your Expectations? :

I hope to learn some polish, open my mind, earn every knowledge that is offered to me, keep friendships and promote the Greek civilization.

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

My experiences which have been gained through working, leaving and traveling. I would like to share good moments, help them as I can in everyday life and in the workshops.

What would be your best attributes?

 As I teacher I believe that I would be very useful in the classroom bringing different ways of learning and new methods. It is very new idea in Greek schools to combine chess and learning, because it is a game which demand clear thought and estimate the movement that the other player may do. So a student can sharpen his awareness and his mind.

 Also, I like connecting learning with music, drawing or collage. I believe that we learn better when we use many objects that wake our senses.

Hola a Luis Rodríguez Gómez

Name : Luis Rodríguez Gómez

Age :  27FOTO CARNET ULT

Studies Field : Spanish, physical education, teaching, creative tasks.

What Do You Like Most In Your Life? : Sports, teaching, travel

Why Did You Choose EVS? : Because i always want to make an Erasmus experience, meet new people, start news community projects and develop my own projects as a teacher.

What Are Your Expectations? : I would like to develop this kind of projects, and have a lot of experiences. The start of the volunteer was very good, and the people it`s great, so my expectations are the best.

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

My knowledge, work together in amazing tasks, improve my English, travel all together, and enjoy each other.

What would be your best attributes? My open mind, my knowledge in teaching, my projects, my attitude .

Χαίρετε to Natasa from Greece

Witam w Lesznie

Are you thinking to participate on EVS program and some doubts overpower your mind? If you like to discover new things and develop your skills, send your CV to a program that most suits you most at europa.eu
European Youth Portal.

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 they have their own unique traits but at the same time I’ve realized how much more we have in common, being a Greek myself. For example, we both have some specific gestures to express our feelings which have common traits. Also, we have same hobbies like walking and taking photos. But the most important part that connects us is the desire of living new experiences and take risks. This is the beauty of humanity which doesn’t know any boundaries.

Although in the beginning it seemed difficult to start a new life in a city that I didn’t even know where it was on the map previously, the time proved me differently, when my airplane took off I felt ready for everything that would come along with it. All the activities that would take place and the special moments that I may live, are just few of the many to come and I am looking forward to participate actively, evolving my skills.

Every day is something new, an experience that we may live. Stay tuned for everything that will follow.

 

 

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Goodbye- Slovakia.

Summarise your EVS:

I’d never thought about EVS. I knew that something like that exist, but I didn’t think about it as an opportunity during this summer.

I learnt here so many lectures. Every experience contribute to my personality. In my country, it’s really hard to find a job without experience. This EVS allowed me to gain experience during summer camps, where I had to prepare various activities for kids, for example interesting country presentation, energizes or dances. Then, I prepared my own workshop about musical theatre, during which I had opportunity to work with youngsters and adults, make a poster, describe my idea and organise it.

 

Living with other people for a longer time was also something new for me. But whole project is about people and I was lucky that I was surrounded by amazing people from different countries and with different habits.

But EVS is not only about responsibilities. It’s also about meeting new people, travelling – we travelled to Gdansk and Berlin, collecting memories for example during Woodstock and find yourself in different situations that can totally change your view.

I’m so glad that I had a chance to be a part of CAT Foundation and I’m thankful to all volunteers and members of CAT Foundation.


Name :  Viktória Zbojánová

Age :  18

Studies Field : grammar school – it´s general education.

What Do You Like Most In Your Life? :12106851_977116102352028_1869078607754177479_n

It´s hard to choose just a one thing… For example sun-rise, long walks (I don´t like cars, so I prefer to go by foot), broccoli and cheese, coffee and feeling that I can do everything that I want.

Why Did You Choose EVS? :

I was a participant on 1 youth exchange and 3 trainings, but all of these experiences were just sitting, listening and learning… Of course we had non-formal educational methods, but we didn´t do something for real. I think that during this EVS, I can do things and I can help to some people.

What Are Your Expectations? :

I expect to learn how to create my own workshop/activity, to find new friends from different countries, to learn more about other cultures/countries, to improve my English. I want to have experience with working with kids and intercultural environment. I want to explore more places in Poland and also outside it.

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

I would like to share my knowledge and skills with musical theatre – acting, singing, playing on a piano and guitar and a little bit of dancing, cooking skills – also something about vegetarianism and healthy feeding, after acclimatization – my positive energy, I´m interested in Cambridge Certificate of English, so if someone wants to do that I can help with materials or some tips and of course I can share my experience and knowledge from other volunteering activities and Erasmus+ projects.

What would be your best attributes?

A lot of people talk about me as a kind, friendly and positive person. I´m also perfectionist, flexible, responsible, patient and optimistic person.