The air is saturated of the burned kerosene by the planes and the yard outside the airport is full of snowdrifts on the ground: when I left the airport of Venice, it was snowing, unlike here is a sunny and cold day which welcomes me to Romania.
On October 1st 9 volunteers arrived to Romania for the ESC excperience in Cristuru Secuiesc to be a volunteer in Youth Association from Transylvania. There were three flows of volunteers from 2017 and on 1. October arrived the last one.
My name is Maria Inês Araújo, I´m 30 years old and I´m from Braga, a city in Portugal.
I´m a chinese medicine therapist and that´s pretty much my area of work since 2015/2016 which was the time I began to treat people with this millenarian medicine together with other holystic techniques that I´m graduated.
I am an initial apprentice of yoga and I do it a few times per week with meditation. Both things I also teached to friends, childreen (as a volunteer in a school) and in workshops I leaded.
I´m a vegetarian (in a way to be vegan) trying to live my life in the most natural way possible, with awareness, respect for all living things and with natural food.
I chose this EVS project in Romania because I thought Romania a very diferent place in Europe, specially from latin countries I´m used to travel. I also wanted to know Transylvania that seems to me so full of mysticism and beauty, and of course travel more around Romania in the baltic countries if there is time for that.
In this project I chose herbalism because it´s a field I want to know more about.
My expectations for this project are to learn more about some variety of plants, their efects, how to plant them, best time to plant, to pick, to work on them, etc. Also I´m very interested about knowing how to do destilations, tinctures, recipies of medicines, syrups, essencial oils, natural soaps, etc.
Szia! My name is Laura, and I am a 23 years old Spanish girl. I am graduated in Criminology by the University of Malaga. I am going to spend 6 months in Székelykeresztúr, in ATA association, collaborating in Providence project. This is about helping disabled people to do different activities.
Sziasztok, I’m Matteo.
If someone asked me about Romania before coming here, my answer will be influenced by the conventional wisdom. After a degree and a period spent in a laboratory at my University, I wanted to change completely my routine taking a “gap period”. So, my choice was the EVS experience. When I received the opportunity for this position in Sékelykeresztúr, it was the first – of most other - surprise for me: the experience would be in Romania but the language would be Hungarian. Therefore, due to my curiosity both for the project and for the town, I joined this project and… here I am.