Проектът “Hero’s Journey. Our Journey.” се осъществи в партньортсво между неправителствени организации от Чехия, България, Литва, Латвия, Гърция, Полша и Германия, а самият обмен се проведе в Дешне, Чехия. Участниците от България бяха младежи от Бургас . “С екип от фотографи и филм мейкъри успяхме да заснемем кратък филм по чешка народна приказка”, споделът те. Тази дейност даде възможност на младежите да добият представа за процеса на правене на филм, както и спецификите на професиите, сързани с индустрията. Паралелно с това участниците в обмена участваха в дискусии на тема толерантност.
Незабравима бе театралното представяне на различните култури, включващо максимално много предразсъдъци за представяната страна.
“Благодарим за възможността да се включим и изживеем едно различно лятно приключение”, споделя Петя Петрова ръководител на групата.
We are glad to have welcomed to our team Rory Mack for a 10-month EVS financed by the Erasmus +.
A tiny bit from him:
“My name is Rory, and I come from Edinburgh in Scotland. I arrived here in Burgas a few weeks ago to start my ten month placement at Mackenzie. Moving to a new country that I admittedly had a limited knowledge of brought mixed feelings of excitement, curiosity and trepidation, but any slight anxieties have been put at ease thanks to the warm welcome I’ve received here.
Around a year ago, aged 26, I decided to completely change my path and study for a Masters in Policy and Governance. As I was finishing the course I was made aware of the EVS programme, and was attracted to the idea of gaining some voluntary experience before I attempted to forge a new career path. I read about the position at Mackenzie and found it particularly appealing, due to the interesting nature of the work and the opportunity it provided to make a positive impact on a society. The cherry on top was the chance that working at Mackenzie gave me to travel. I have previously lived in New Zealand for a year, and although New Zealand is considerably further away from my home than Bulgaria, in many ways Bulgaria felt more challenging. New Zealand is quite similar to Scotland/the UK in many regards, whereas learning the Bulgarian language and culture (as well as learning to deal with the hot weather!) provides more obstacles. However, I believe that the opportunities which are the most challenging are often the most rewarding, and I’m glad I chose to come here.
I’m excited to see what the coming months in Bulgaria brings, and I feel confident that I’ll come home in May having had an interesting, rewarding experience.”
Today our team was enriched with a person from another culture – Sule Birgul is from Turkey. She will be supporting our work for 2 months.
“Hello everyone 🙂 I am Sule from Turkey. Before I came here I knew nothing about Bulgaria. I had uneasiness and doubts about Bulgarian cuture, but I was very excited because it was my first project for EVS.
Now I am very happy with this project.I love my project coordinator – Petya. She is so friendly, talkative and understanding about my work in the office. I like my friends and I am learning in this environment thanks to them.
thanks for everything, Mackenzie!” Sule Birgul