Flight from Cologne, Germany to Craiova, Romania lasts about 2 hours 25 minutes. All that time I was wondering how it will be when the plane lands and how will look my first days in Romania. I don’t know whether my hands were sweaty from excitement and impatience to finally be there or from the stress to safely land.
24 participants from 12 different countries gathered in Murzasichle, Poland between the 22 and 28 of September for a contact making event called Net(For)Work. The event joined: trainers, youth leaders, project managers and youth workers. The goal was to build between the participants new partnerships, as well as motivate and raise competences needed to run Mobility Projects for Youngsters and Youth Workers within the frame of Erasmus + Program. The program was created by NGO SMIT “CREATOR” from Poland.
Last week, I had a questionnaire for young Craiova’s people. There were 7 simple questions and I have taken some answers from 50 different young people. Before I started the assesment about them let me tell you about Turkish young people. Generally it is hard to approach to a person in streets, in effect this is not actually about Turkish people but the young ones in Turkey have some problems about the person who approach them. First, they (especially girls) suspects approaching person. They wonder if that guy have an intention to harm them and their opinion about if you would sit with them because of a questionnaire maybe you could be harmful person to them. I am a guy who came from those thoughts sometimes I slogged on to approach to youngers here. But it was not happened like I expected, generally everyone which I asked their help for the questionnaire helped me. I thanked them already but through this writing I wanted to thank again those people who did not hide their help for me.
Today you will have the opportunity to find our more about Emre first toughs about 3 topics: “City of Craiova”, “My first EVS week” and “People of Craiova”.
Bur first.. Who is Emre? Well, he is our first EVS volunteer that we host and he will be helping us for 6 months starting this month. He is 23, coming from Istanbul, Turkey and as we already know more about him looks like he loves football, new adventure and to meet new people and culture.
Andreea Ciornei, one of our EVS volunteers that took part in “Disabled Free Fest” during 1-30 October in Didim, Turkey shared with us some part of her experience and feelings.
DISABLED FREE FEST was a large-scale EVS project, which was implemented by 33 EVS volunteers from 12 different countries: Estonia, Moldova, Italy, Bulgaria, Spain, Albania, Belarus, Georgia, Romania, Poland, Sweden and Turkey. Our idea for social inclusion of disabled youth give them in same time opportunity to learn new skills which could be useful for future and give them chance to practice new knowledge, competences and skills by doing job as a volunteering.