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THE EUROPEAN VOLUNTARY SERVICE IN ZAVIDOVICI

05 Jul 2012

The Association of Local Democracy Embassy (ALD) Zavidovici is accredited as a sending and hosting organisation in EVS system, an it has recently become a host to two volunteers from Turkey. These two young women came here as a part of the project „Hand by Hand With Europe“, implemented by Kirikkale Municipality, Turkey, and they will stay in Zavidovici for two months. This is the first time that the EVS volunteers are working Zavidovici.

The European Voluntary Service (EVS) is a platform by European Commision that provides young Europeans, aged 18 to 30, with the unique chance to express their personal commitment through unpaid and full-time voluntary activities in a foreign country within or outside the EU. In this way, it seeks to develop solidarity, mutual understanding and tolerance among young people, contributing to reinforcing social cohesion in the European Union and beyond, and to promoting young people's active citizenship.

Here is a short introduction of our volunteers.

BilgeMy name is Bilge. I come from Turkey.  I was born in Istanbul in 1985. I studied English at high school and then completed my higher education in “Tourism and Hotel Management” at Karaelmas University, Zonguldak, in 2006. I live with my parents in Antalya, located on the southern coast of Turkey.

 

 

 

 

 

CigdemMy name is Çiğdem. I  was born in Kocaeli in 1985. At first I educated  Tourism and Hotel anagement in Zonguldak Karaelmas University. I finished  Persian language and literature in Kırıkkale University. I also learned Arabic language. While I was educating Persian Language and Literature, in the same time I educated  second  class ,Translation and Interprating (French).  On the other hand I continued  to study English at university and took the lessons of English Teaching. I live in Kocaeli, Turkey.

 

 

 

 

We joined European Volunteering Program because we like to contribute to societies abroad, introduce our culture and more importantly, to learn their way of life, their culture and social life. We would like to learn about their values for the protection of the environment. We also like to meet new people and make new friends. Moreover, we will improve our language skills, especially conversation in English. Last but not least, learn the structure of European Union. We believe we will be useful in promotion of Turkey and Turkish culture.

This program will help us improve ourselves and become a better person for our community and our country. After returning back from abroad we will teach people around us for better social and environmental values. 

 

EUROPSKI VOLONTERSKI SERVIS U ZAVIDOVIĆIMA

 

Ambasada lokalne demokratije (ALD) Zavidovići je akreditovana kao organizacija koja može slati i primati volontere u EVS sistemu, te je nedavno postala domaćin dvjema volonterkama iz Turske. Ove dvije mlade žene su stigle u Zavidoviće kao dio projekta „Hand by Hand With Europe“, koji implementira općina Kirikkale iz Turske, i ovdje će boraviti dva mjeseca. Ovo je prvi put da volonteri dolaze u Zavidoviće posredstvom Europskog volonterskog servisa.

Europski volonterski servis (EVS) je platforma kreirana od strane Europske komisije, koja mladima iz Europe, od 18 do 30 godina, daje jedinstvenu priliku da izraze svoja lična opredjeljenja putem volonterskih aktivnosti u punom radnom vremenu u nekoj od stranih zemalja, u ili izvan EU. Na ovaj način teži se ka razvoju solidarnosti, međusobnog razumjevanja među mladim ljudima, i doprinosi razvoju socijalne kohezije u EU i šire, te promovisanju aktivnog građanstva kod mladih ljudi.   

Slijedi kratko predstavljanje naših volonterki.

Ja se zovem Bilge. Dolazim iz Turske.  Rođena sam u Istambulu 1985. godine.  Završila sam srednju školu u odsjeku za engleski jezik, a zatim i Fakultet za turizam i hotelijerstvo pri Univerzitetu Karaelmas, Zonguldak, 2006. godine. Živim sa roditeljima u Antalyi, na južnoj obali Turske.

Ja se zovem Çiğdem. Rođena sam u gradu Kocaeli 1985. godine.  Prvo sam završila turizam i hotelijerstvo na Zonguldak Karaelmas Univerzitetu, a zatim perzijski jezik i literaturu na Univerzitetu Kırıkkale. Također sam učila i arapski jezik, te prevođenje i interpretaciju francuskog jezika. Pored toga, nastavila sam učiti engleski jezik na Univerzitetu, te uzimala časove pedagoškog engleskog. Živim u gradu Kocaeli.

Pridružile smo se Europskom volonterskom servisu jer želimo da doprinesemo društvu u stranim zemljama, predstavimo svoju kulturz u naučimo nešto o načinu života I kulturi u drugim zemljama. Želimo da naučimo više o principima zaštite okoliša u ovoj zemlji. Također želimo da upoznamo nove ljude, steknemo prijatelje, te da poboljšamo svoje sposobnosti komunikacije na stranim jezicima, posebno na engleskom jeziku. Zadnje, ali ne najmanje bitno, želimo da učimo o strukturi Europske unije, jer vjerujemo da bi to moglo biti korisno u promovisanju Turske.

Ovaj program će nam pomoći da postanemo korisne osobe u zajednici, i da poboljšamo same sebe. Nakon povratka kući prenjet ćemo drugima ono što smo naučile, kako bi pozitivno utjecale na društvene iekološke vrijednosti.