5 maanden in Polen

Mijn verhaal:

Hello my name is Julia and I am originally from Brazil but I have lived in the Netherlands.  During my time in Poznan I volunteered for CIM Horyzonty, an NGO that focuses on spreading tolerance, intercultural dialogue and democratic awareness within the local community through educational, cultural and social activities.

Whilst in Poland, I had the opportunity to get involved in various activities, classes and workshops. Some of my tasks included giving English lessons to adults, working in a kindergarten, participating in English classes for high school students, creating and recording a podcast, and making a number of videos for the organisation’s social media.

My ESC experience has taught me to be more organised, flexible, and how to manage my time better. Moreover, I have learned certain skills such as lesson planning, video editing, sound recording and editing, and social media management, which I am sure will be useful for me in the future.

There have been so many great moments over the past five months. But if I have to pick one, I would say that it was just hanging out in the kitchen with other volunteers and friends. We had so many fun times in our little kitchen, lots of laughs and shared stories!

My time was in one word: Amazing! I had a blast and I wouldn’t change a single thing! Of course because of the covid circumstances I didn’t get the chance to explore Poland as much as I wanted to, or to go out as much as I would’ve liked to, but it was still such an incredible experience filled with a lot of learning, growth, happiness and new friendships.

There have been so many great moments over the past five months.