What I most like about non-formal education and Erasmus+ projects is that they are empowering, inspirational and they help you discover yourself and other people! We finished yesterday our Erasmus+ project „Graphic facilitation for better communication” and it is almost impossible to express in words how great it was. 24 young people from 6 countries managed to learn in just 9 days so many things and to be creative in such a spectacular way that they just amazed us and exceeded all our expectations. Their passion and interest for the project can be easily seen from the videos, brochures and materials they made. Thank you everybody for your talent, creativity, openness and desire to learn, to share and to have fun! It was one of our best projects and I am sure it will be extremely difficult to exceed this experience. Once more we have the proof that each individual is unique, amazing, but a team is more than amazing, is a bunch of excellence, understanding, communication and uniqueness and it gets far more results than just one person.
I think thank you is one of the most powerful expressions and we should not use it just in a general way. So, thank you Alistair for being fun and awesome, thanks Mindaugas for being so talented and inspirational, thanks Goda for your feedbacks and creative ideas, thanks Gintare for being so interested and involved in your team, thanks Ray for your originality and ideas, thanks Javi for your energizer and sharing of experiences, thanks Sheila for your excellent team spirit and help, thanks Tom for your fabulous drawings and video, thanks Paul for your meditations and positive energy, thanks Drew for your positive vibe and for being so inspirational, thanks Illaria for your interest and desire to learn, thanks Sara for your team working and communication, thanks Luca M. for your calmness and good ideas, thanks Luca P. for your experience sharing and feedbacks, thank you Georgi for your communication and ability to connect people, thanks Ami for being so involved and interested in learning, thank you Alex for your excellent input and equilibrium, thanks Gabi P. for being so talented and ready to share your talent with us, thanks Gabi S. for your energy and nice envelopes, thanks Emil for your interest and sincere interest in topics and people, thank you Denica for your positive energy and motivational attitude, thank you Cristi for being such a nice host and helpful person.
An extremely important element in each training course are the trainers and what I loved most about this project is that it had the perfect combination between interesting topic, great participants and awesome trainers. Thank you Oana for being well organized in your ideas, creative in tasks and energizers choosing and very helpful with everybody due to your awesome personality and thank you Paul for furbishing our participants talents, for sharing your talent with us and for being such an inspirational person.
MULȚUMESC! THANK YOU! GRAZIE! AČIŪ! БЛАГОДАРЯ! GRACIAS! Hope we will have the chance to share our experiences in Graphic facilitation 2J
For all of you who want to write an Erasmus+ project or to apply for trainings in Europe, please do it, it will be an experience that will amaze you and will be worth keeping in your hearts!
I went to Connection thinking that I would have the chance to meet nice people and start new projects. People who could inspire me with their stories and could help me drawn better my story. It wasn’t very clear for me how my story develops and what I want to do in the future.
Inspired by everything that was happening around me, great views, restless but at the same time soothing river that ran in front of my room, I thought about my story. I remembered that it started when I was very little and I liked to play with puppets who were my pupils and I was the teacher. I didn’t know then that after years I will be in charge with a national campaign of the European Commission where I was supposed to work with children and pupils. I didn’t know that I will start an NGO with four friends and we will try to help disadvantaged children and we will succeed to change their lives as much as it is in our power.
Somehow, looking back at how my story started to be shaped, I tried to figure out how to continue it and I realized it has many levels, many beautiful people without whom I would not be able to get where I want. I work in a field where I have to face challenges daily, where I have to control my emotions all the time, to communicate what needs to be communicated, where I meet children and teenagers who give me from their energy to be able to continue. Simultaneously, I get involved with all my soul in Devision’s projects knowing that my success means a smile brought on a visually impaired child’s face or the chance to a better education for disadvantaged children. I feel that although it’s not very clear to me how the story should continue, it is the one who is carrying me to the place where I need to be. And, what can be more beautiful that let yourself live the story of which you are a part instead of trying all the time agitated to shape it? At Connection I managed to take a step backward, to have a break from the agitation, tasks, to do lists, to think, to analyze and I understood something very important: each person has his own story which he shapes together with the people around him and in each of us there is the strength, the will to change the story when we feel that it does not represent us anymore or when the end seems to be different than the desired one.
Connection helped me to better shape Devision’s story, I came back with new ideas, and our dearest projects, on long term, is to change the sad story of visually impaired children from Bucharest, to help them go to school, go in the parks, have a usual childhood and not become socially assisted adults. We are sure that our story will have a happy ending thanks to you, those who believe in us, who supports us and helps us continue. We want to thank you because you are the forces of good in our story.
Welcome to the official blog of the Association DeVision ! I am Miha and I will tell you why I decided to become a volunteer in this organization.
First, I think I have to say a few words about me. My father died when I was six years ago leaving my mother alone with me and my sister ... six years later my mother remarried, giving me two half sisters that I love more than anything the world! Living with my stepfather was not very happy. It was full of shortcomings, arguments, harsh words, facts and events that have degraded my life, my feelings and trust on people in general ...
I came to college in Bucharest and this was like a revival from my own suffering! I realized that I need joy, pleasure, satisfaction in my life joy, I needed to do somethink with my life, to help people around me. So I wanted to become a volunteer in an association. Since the birth of my stepsister I love children! Only seing a child makes me smile. The same can be said about the old people in our country, poor people destroyed by a stupid system and most likely by their own ideals ... All I want is to do something constructive for these people, for people who are young now, for those who have been young and for those to come ...
I became a DeVision volunteer by chance. A friend posted a message on a Facebook group that an association needs two volunteers. The second I found out I got in touch with that association and I became their volunteer.
Even if I work as a volunteer for one month only, I want to be part of everything that involves a better future for our country so stay tuned to see us as we grow , we as an association and those whom we help.