Very Special Mothers Day in cafe BUSZ

We organized all together an event for mothers of disabled children. It was held in a picturesque place that it was about to open for customers – cafe BUSZ. We were first in that new place.

We were around 10 volunteers and our goal was to interact with children while their mothers had cosmetic treatments.

I was satisfied with taking part in such activities cause my experience in working with disabled children is small. I think the work with vulnerable people requires attention, empathy, inner energy but I was doubting whether I could have such features. Read more

Rethinking Islam impressions by Maram

My first impression about the event is that it was done professionally. The panel was really interesting and the ideas that were discussed were really important.

On the first day there was a movie by the Lebanese director Nadine Labkeh, I didn’t attend however I heard it was a really good movie. On the second day there was a panel presenting different topics which was really interesting and I think it was planned really well. Read more

Meeting between generations in DPS Helclów

Team of Volunteers ready to action!

Today EVS volunteers Maria from Greece, Josie from Germany, Aurore from France, Maram from Egypt and Zeynep from Turkey visited a place where old people with disabilities live (Dom Pomocy Społecznej im. Helclów w Krakowie). At this interesting meeting the volunteers did some activities to present their countries.

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EVS as a constant learning

Cześć! My name is Lilith, transformed in Poland into ‘Pani Lily’. I come from Armenia. Yes, I know, you have no idea, where it is, so feel free to googlemap it. No worries… I’m lying! How on earth you don’t know where is Armenia?!

I passed 2900 kilometres, survived 11 hours on the road with 3,5-hour stopover for one destination -Kraków!

There are many reasons why people decide to do an EVS. Some need refreshment, someone got stuck, for someone it is a perfect gap year, somebody eager to travel and meet new people. But there is one thing that unites all EVS volunteers – willingness to grow, to become a better man year after. Read more

It was a real adventure!

Hey! I’m Anna, a volunteer from Saint-Petersburg, Russia. I work in the kindergarten but I want to tell you not about that right now. I’m internet-addicted and once it helped me)) I saw in our EVS group IB Polska about English camp in Ostrzeszow (still can’t pronounce it). So I was the first who left a message.

An organisator, English teacher Kasia, contacted with me and told what it would be, she told me about our activities and conditions. Kasia added that they provided everything: food, tickets, sleeping bags. The last word called an image of living in a tent outside. Also she told to take an “outfit that you can use it in the forest”.

I was travelling with previous volunteers. In Ostrzeszow teachers collected us. Teachers organised family polish dinner. It was incredible and so tasty! Read more