Author: Sven

Our purpose

Some of you might be wondering why exactly we are conducting our workshops in Constanta. We ourselves contempate this as well at times, as our purpose might not appear to be so self-evident.The reason why we were called to this city was to help raise the level of engagement and responsiveness of the youth of Constanta on the topic of extracurricular activities. In this way we can help to improve the connection between other members of the community in this city as well as to help the city to be...
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Report writing

Picture working on reports
On the first week of January, as all Romanian students are still celebrating holidays, we are now at work in the University of Constanta. Filled with renewed energy thanks to our holiday breaks we are working on the reports of our workshops. Of course we are evaluation for ourselves what we could improve in the future, despite all the positive responses and inquiries from all over Constanta. In addition, we are also hoping that our reports can add something to the schools we have visited. W...
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Exploring beyond Constanta

Our volunteering journey continues... This week we learnt that our reputation had expanded outside of Constanta on Wednesday, when we went to a high school out of the city for the first time, in the neighboring town of Eforie Sud. The location of this school allowed for more outside playgrounds and such and as the school was quite well maintained from the inside as well, it expanded our perspective on Romanian schools, for up to that point we had only visited schools in the middle of the city. A...
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Deliberate and emergent volunteering schedule

This week we had some more workshops at the maritime highschool. It keeps fascinating us how each day and each group is different, there is even a big difference between the same grades. On Monday we arrived a bit early and were allowed through by the guards at the gate, meeting the teacher that was just wanted to go to the gate to pick us up. Then, on Wednesday we were later, yet we were told to wait at the gate and then were escorted by 3 students to the classroom. This time there was another ...
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Non-formal education first impressions

We practiced the Selfie method on our first day here, with Ovidiu, Nicoleta and Aurel. Thanks to this, we were able to get to know each other in an interesting way. Then we could learn more thanks to the #Media4you project. It involved a group of 20-25 people and we felt that the motivation of the participants, the non-formal methods used combined with the available time wasn’t a perfect match . However, we were able to come up with an entire activity for our first experience in a highschool tha...
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