The year 2023 for EA “World-Our Home” volunteers is almost over and full of new skills, international experiences, non-formal education, adventures, fun events, interesting people and new knowledge.
During 2023, the EA “World-Our Home” family of volunteers has had a total of 9 volunteers Bektas Gulcan, Emirhan Altan, Mustafa Yasar, Sukruye Yildiz from Turkey, Badri Dgebuadze, Miranda Dumbadze and Iraklii Chagiashvili from Georgia, Mariia Pakhomova from Ukraine, Zhaneta Petrosyan from Armenia. In December 2023 arrived and started activities in their projects new volunteers from Armenia Sona Karpetyan, Vanuhi Aspaturyan, Shushan Manukyan and Saban Cicek and Beyza Nur Ciyim from Turkey. In total 14 volunteers were hosted in Rezekne, Latvia from different countries in whole 2023.
2 volunteers from Latvia, Olga Strogonova and Kirils Pecka, participated in a short-term volunteer work project in Armenia.
Volunteers were active in their projects, met many local young people, formed new, international friendships, cooperation. Volunteers improved their personal and professional skills, got non-formal education, and life skills. Volunteers improved their English skills. If, for example, when they came to the project, Sukruye and Miranda could not speak English, now the girls speak English almost fluently. Mariia from Ukraine finished her project in 2023, she was very happy about the opportunity to improve herself and spend a peaceful life, escaping from her war-ravaged homes.
In the multi-functional center of Rezekne, where many volunteers work in their projects, they are happy that the volunteers are so active, they help in the daily work with disabled young people, create activities, decorate events and make the life of the center much brighter. Volunteers at the preschool institution “Namiņš” also work actively with the little children, play and learn together, and volunteers have already become great friends for the little ones.
In their projects, volunteers learn, improve and gain a lot of new things for themselves, their future through non-formal education methods.