Volunteering and Multiculturalism
On November 17th and 18th, 2021, we went back to Ovidiu’s school to deliver a workshop on volunteering and multiculturalism to 5th and 6th graders.
We talked about our personal experiences of volunteering and the lessons we learned from them.
Then, we showed the children videos showing how it can be difficult to adapt to or understand other cultures. We asked them questions to reflect about the situations they saw. It was sometimes a little difficult to get them to share their opinions, mostly as they seemed shy to speak in English. However, when we started to ask them more personal questions, about their own experiences with cultural differences, they were much more active and engaged with us.
We ended with a brainstorming about what is normal in Romania but might seem weird for other people. This led to some laughs and us volunteers learned new things about Romania!