On 28th of October a group of volunteers ? Bastien from France, Ivana from Bosnia, Antonio from Italy and Marianna from Hungary ? all participating in the project ?Spread the light? held a photo vernissage, a final presentation of their daily work through photos.
They all work as volunteers in different schools specifically for disabled people. At the vernissage they exhibited 28 photos, 7 from each school, representing their work and some students from their schools also contributed to the event since they made some works of art to be exhibited. The exhibition took place at Zespół Szkół Specjalnych nr. 11 at Dobczycka Street, where one of the hosts of the event, Bastien, works.
To the vernissage the volunteers had the possibility to invite other volunteers and friends and also people from different organisations. The event started at half past 7: first, the director of the school had a speech and then Bastien gave his own speech about the exhibition where his explained to the visitors what the volunteers wished to express with the pictures: to enable people to discover how volunteers get by at their workplace. In the pictures we can explore on the one hand, the happy aspects of their work, showing how much volunteers and disabled people can give each other but on the other we can also see moment of their daily tasks, such as feeding, helping in music class.
To sum up, it was a really nice event, which may have the importance for the future in the presentation of the volunteers daily life but at the same time allowing visitors to see how beautiful the job of a volunteer can be.
Organizers: EVS volunteers “EVS – Spread the light” project, Internationaler Bund Polska
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