From Poland to Vallecas

I am still in Madrid and my adventure with Spain hasn?t finished yet, but I already know that it is one of the best experiences in my life.


I do my voluntary work in AsociaciĆ³n Cultural San Pablo, in Vallecas, that is a district in the south part of Madrid. I spend my time there working with children, helping them to do their homework, to study, we also organize free time activities, workshops, weekend trips, camps. The other part of my project was giving language workshops, in my case it was Arabic.

But the most important part that makes this experience so precious are people that I can share it with my dear ?Vallecas team?: Eneli (Estonia), Lisa (Austria), Jasna (Serbia), Shana (Belgium), Igor (Denmark), Enrico (Italy),  Etienne and Emmanuel (France).

I also got used to a Spanish lifestyle. Siesta, sun, everyone being late, nothing starts on time, no worry, no hurry, tapas.. There are way more differences between Poland and Spain than I thought, but discovering them was really fun.

I could count time I have spent in metro already in days I guess. That’s the biggest disadvantage of living in Madrid, besides that it is a wonderful city with so much to offer.  And from now on it always will be a special place for me, with all the great memories, friendships, travels…

Project title:  European information and animation for youth, Asociacion San Pablo, Madrid

The European Voluntary Service project ‘European information and animation for youth’ is organised within the framework of Erasmus+ KA1 and financed by European Commission.

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