10 days before my final exams, I decided to fill my free time on a youth exchange in Lithuania. I only knew about the country that it lies somewhere in the north and people drink there a lot. According to the latest World Health Organization (WHO) statistics, Lithuania is the first in drinking hard alcohol (the average Lithuanian older than 15 years drinks 18.2 liters of hard alcohol per year).
You do not know how it looks until you experience it on your own.I was afraid and nervous,because I was not very talkative/communicative person and I had a phobia of talking in front of many people.But it was useless.Not only that we did not have to talk a lot about the topic,but even it was not about that topic and activities around that.There were of course many games and interesting activities,but mainly in very funny way-games like moving debate,painting our own map,many energizers etc. It was about that people.About how you feel in this new area and atmosphere.
In the first half of the 9th month (sorry for a later report), specifically between 6 and 11 September 2017, I had the opportunity to participate on the project “Youth IN-Work”. It was at a high international level. On the project participated as several dozen people from different European countries – Estonia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, Lithuania, Italy, Ukraine, France, Greece, Turkey and Slovakia. The project was aimed at join youth workers from different countries to analyse how to answer effectively and creatively to the contemporary needs of young people. Our proposal was joining ideas and experiences to promote youth inclusion, participation, welfare and employment.
My dearest diary,
I know, it’s been a while… I haven’t written you for couple days. But the fact is, that 2 weeks ago I came back home from La Vancelle and I am still not able to fully concentrate and be back in reality. I left a piece of my heart there in that small village of Alsace region…
It is already more than a month since we arrived from Macedonia. Despite small failing in the form of heavy turbulence during both flights or night ramble in the day of arrival, I evaluate the training course by full rate of points 10/10. Personally I gained a lot of skills, new friendships and amazing experiences, thanks which I will remember the time, which I spent in Struga for very long.