What did I learn when volunteering in Poland?

The volunteering project in Poland is over and I am comfortably sitting in a train towards Joensuu, Finland to spend Christmas with my beloved family. It’s surreal how quickly time passed while being in Poland and I can hardly believe the year is approaching its end and I'm already back in Finland (only till January [...]

Broken doorhandles and free hugs

The two weeks since my last post have passed in a snap of fingers and I am having hard time trying to decide how to summarize the essentials for you. During the past two weeks I have visited Krakow and Auschwitz, seen the real Finnish Santa Claus from Rovaniemi in Minsk Mazowiecki, celebrated the Finnish [...]

Pasta with jam, please!

The real work has definitely started and the honeymoon with the community life is over. The past two weeks have been packed with learning and new experiences. During these two weeks, I have among other things planned and held 36 intercultural sessions for kids and teenagers between the ages of 6-17 years working in pairs [...]

Stupefacente!

The first week in Poland with intensive training has passed and today marks the first day of working at the Polish schools. All in all, the experience has so far been absolutely amazing (stupefacente in Italian) but also very exhausting! Being surrounded by several different cultures and living in a combination of languages already by [...]