Hola Nuria … Welcome.

Name : Nuria García Rubio

Age:  23

Studied field: History of Art and Human Rights

What Do You Like Most In Your Life: I love to travel, write poetry and meet new people and go to the cinema.Screen Shot 2018-04-11 at 15.38.23.png

Why Did You Choose EVS:  I chose EVS because it was an opportunity to meet new people from different backgrounds and improve my skills in a different country.

What Are Your Expectations: Growing up, meeting new people and get some skills.

What can you share with other people, what can you speak about at schools? I can talk about Spanish culture, food and traditions of Andalucía (my region), also I can share my knowledge in cinema and poetry almost Spanish. 

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Our youngest Volunteer this term.​

Name: AUBERT BORIS

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Studied field: I.T new technology

What do you like most in your life? I enjoy good cuisine, I like sometimes to spend time playing video games I also enjoy playing basketball. For some “Me Time” I might spend it watching a good TV show or a movie. 

Why Did You Choose EVS: Improve my English language, travel and discover other cultures, share my passions, leave my routine.

What Are Your Expectations: increase my English language, discover cultures and hobbies from another country, find my way to my future.

What can you share with other people, what can you speak about at schools? I can share my joy, share my passion for video games and sports, or even my French culture, I can talk about my country, my hobbies, what I know about EVS, new technologies, IT stuff and information about internet security 

Have you met Loredana yet?

Name: Loredana Păcurariu

Age: 22

Studied field: Psychology

What Do You Like Most In Your Life: I like to have meaningful conversations with other people. I like dancing, reading books (my to-read list is a long one), going at music festivals, wandering around new places that I’ve never seen before, daydreaming, watching the stars and the moon at night, being near the sea and swimming. And hugs!

Why Did You Choose EVS: I chose EVS because I wanted to volunteer abroad, step out of my comfort zone and develop myself, meet new people from other countries, see new places.

What Are Your Expectations: I want to see how it is for me to work with children and youngsters. I also think that I will rediscover myself, I will know better which are my strengths and weaknesses. Screen Shot 2018-04-11 at 15.09.04

What can you share with other people, what can you speak about at schools? I can share my culture, some energizers and some social exercises for groups. I can speak about emotional/psychological difficulties that young people might face and how to overcome them in a healthy way. I can bring different psychological self-reports for youngsters to assess their personality or the emotional intelligence and I can also share some knowledge about career counselling.

Spring is with us!

How do you celebrate the coming of the spring in your country?

Dicle, from Turkey, explains us how they celebrate it in their country:

On 21 st of March, we celebrate the coming of the spring and the celebration is called Nevruz’Nevruz, a combination of Persian words Nev(new) and Ruz(day) means the new day. Nevruz, besides being the symbol of nature’s release from winter and arrival of days of affluence and abundance, is also accepted as a day which reflects the vitalities, new beginnings and thresholds for us. 

During Nevruz, people come together and light a big fire. They dance and sing around the fire until it gets smaller. Then, some people jump on it which is a bit crazy. That’s why not all people do that. 

After that ceremony, everybody writes their wishes, resolutions to a piece of paper or they just take a piece of scarf. All people hang their wishes to a big tree believeing they will come true after that day. 

Well, this is how we celebrate the coming of the spring. What’s your way of celebrating it?? 

Summarize your EVS! Morgan Vernet.

         What’s your name?  17838673_10208933834167333_1724971169_o                                                               -My name is Morgan.

         How long did you stay in Leszno?

          -I stayed two months in Leszno.

        What experiences you gained during your EVS?

-During that EVS, i learned about culture from other countries, about animation, about team work, about myself and I met new Friends who are actually amazing persons.

 

What is your best memory from your EVS?

– The best memory of me is the one when we all went to a school to make some activities for youngsters who were about 16-17 years old. We played some games, spoke about human rights, had a quizz and fun of course!

So, what’s next for you in the future?

– In the future I will come back to my studies and maybe after, I will do an other EVS.

March 2: What happened today?

Significant Events

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Did you know?

1933 “King Kong”, directed by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack, starring Fay Wray premieres at Radio City Music Hall and RKO Roxy in NYC.


Today’s Birthdays

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Would You Believe?

Longest non-stop scheduled commercial flight by distance, Emirates A380 flies 14,200km (8,824 miles) Dubai to Auckland in 17 hours, 15 minutes on this day in 2016.


   Event of Interets 

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Would you like to have a photo with a star?

Initially, Hollywood Walk of Frame appeared with a marketing idea and then, the concept was accepted by Los Angeles City Council.

 

E. M. Stuart, who was the Vice President of Hollywood’s Chamber of Commerce, had the brainchild. He has said, “maintain the glory of a community whose name means glamour and excitement in the four corners of the world.” The first conception was to have a caricature on the sidewalk for each famous person and then, to make a star instead of the caricature. Firstly, there were four categories of art, these were Cinema, Television, Radio and Music. Later, Theatre and Live performance were added to the stars category. In 1960, 8 stars were added with a glorious ceremony. It was the director Stanley Kramer who had the first star and now, more than two thousands of famous names have already been immortalized in the boulevard. By the way, Michael Jackson has two stars and Muhammed Ali’s star hangs in Kodak Theatre. Also, famous dead people as well as imaginary characters, such as Buggs Bunny, can have this star.

Stuart’s idea came true that the boulevard is a very well-known touristic destination and it has become the publicity of famous people’s place.

Did you know? : Greensboro Sit-Ins (1960 Movement)

The Greensboro Sit-Ins were non-violent protests in Greensboro, North Carolina, which started on February 1, 1960 when young African-American students staged a sit-in at a segregated Woolworth’s lunch counter and refused to leave after being denied service.  The Greensboro Sit-Ins were the first prominent sit-ins of the civil rights movement.

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GREENSBORO FOUR

The Greensboro Four were four young black men who staged the first sit-in at Greensboro: Ezell Blair Jr., David Richmond, Franklin McCain and Joseph McNeil. All four were students from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical College.

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They were influenced by the non-violent protest techniques practiced by Mohandas Gandhi, as well as the Freedom Rides organized by the Congress for Racial Equality (CORE) in 1947, in which interracial activists rode across the South in buses to test a recent Supreme Court decision banning segregation in interstate bus travel.

SIT-IN BEGINS

Blair, Richmond, McCain and McNeil planned their protest carefully, and enlisted the help of a local white businessman, Ralph Johns, to put their plan into action.

On February 1, 1960, the four students sat down at the lunch counter at the Woolworth’s in downtown Greensboro, where the official policy was to refuse service to anyone but whites. Denied service, the four young men refused to give up their seats.

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Police arrived on the scene, but were unable to take action due to the lack of provocation. By that time, Johns had already alerted the local media, who had arrived in full force to cover the events on television. The Greensboro Four stayed put until the store closed, then returned the next day with more students from local colleges.

SIT-INS SPREAD NATIONWIDE

By February 5, some 300 students had joined the protest at Woolworth’s, paralyzing the lunch counter and other local businesses. Heavy television coverage of the Greensboro sit-ins sparked a sit-in movement that spread quickly to college towns throughout the South and into the North, as young blacks and whites joined in various forms of peaceful protest against segregation in libraries, beaches, hotels and other establishments. By the end of March the movement had spread to 55 cities in 13 states.

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The Greensboro Woolworth’s finally served blacks at its lunch counter on July 25, 1960, when manager Clarence Harris asked four black Woolworth’s employees—Geneva Tisdale, Susie Morrison, Anetha Jones, and Charles Best—to change out of their uniforms and into street clothes. The employees then ordered a meal at the lunch counter, becoming the first African Americans to be served at Woolworth’s. Most lunch counters around Greensboro would be desegregated over the next few weeks.

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The Greensboro Sit-Ins were the catalyst for the formation of Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) which would become one of most important organizations of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s.

Over the next few years, SNCC served as one of the leading forces in the civil rights movement, organizing Freedom Rides through the South in 1961 and the historic March on Washington in 1963, at which Martin Luther King Jr. gave his seminal “I Have a Dream” speech.The International Civil Rights Center and Museum in Greensboro, North Carolina, has collections related to the Greensboro Sit-Ins.

 

Salut Audrey, from France

Name : Audrey CHAFFARD
Age : 24
Studies Field :Management and AnimationIMG_20170819_153948

What Do You Like Most In Your Life?

I love travelling in other countries and city for discover new places and meeting new people, to know about their culture, traditions, food, their hobbies, also I love nature so I need to go in mountains to do hiking and take some pictures, I love Pyrénées and everything in it, I like camping in nature and rock climbing with my brother.
Also I love music, I practice some instruments. I love going in festivals the summers
and go for road trips. I like working with childrens because they have lot of imagination.
I like look movies and read too and lot of things.

Why Did You Choose EVS?  Because I like childrens and have fun with them and
with polish childrens it will be different to teach them in english, it could be rewarding.
Also I like event world so, I want to learn some skills.

What Are Your Expectations?  For meet new people, learn new culture, to have a
different experience, to see new horizons, improve my english and learn other
languages. Also to live alone and see how i feel.

What do you hope to share with other people during your stay in
Poland ? To learn their traditions food, cultures etc…, to know about their differents
stories, live new experiences and to share my experience too.

What would be your best attributes? I can adapt myself in new places in few times,
I’m a person open-minded to speak about everythings. I’m nice and calm.

 

Say ‘Bonjour’ to Morgan from France

Name : Morgan
Age : 19
Studies Field : Sociology

What Do You Like Most In Your Life? 
I love to travel, to meet other people, to learn new things, reading
and writing, and have fun. 17838673_10208933834167333_1724971169_o

Why Did You Choose EVS? 
I choose EVS to live new experiences but also because I never went alone and never more than one week, so this organisation allow me to be a minimum framed for my first time alone abroad. More than it, working there as a volunteer is not the same thing than for tourism. We are completely immersed in an unknown culture, closer
to the inhabitants.

What Are Your Expectations?
I’m expecting to learn new animations skills, and share mine with others volunteers if they are interested. Learn more about Poland and most of it, about people living there. I expecting to make me some new friends too.

What do you hope to share with other people during your stay in
Poland ?
I can share my knowledges in social surveys methods and in statistics
which are essential to break stereotypes. I can take part to animations
for youngs too.

What would be your best attributes?
I can learn and adapt myself very quickly. I’m also a very sociable
person who is open-minded.