|Frosina Pandurska-Dramikanin – volunteer in the First Children’s Embassy in the World “Megjasi”|
I began working in the First Children’s Embassy in the World Megjashi as a volunteer during 2005 and 2006, when I run an Albanian language workshop, for children at the age of 7 to 12. It was then when I first realised how difficult it was to work with children, but how fulfilling that job was. Although the results weren’t what I wanted them to be, I was still happy I could pass at least a bit of my knowledge to the children who were part of this workshop.
It was nice having a cup of coffee in Megjashi, in a working atmosphere and with creative people.
I learned a lot from Gorde and Dragi, the children, my colleagues…
At that time I was part of the basic training programme for peace construction organised by the Centre for Non-violent Action which took place in Travnik, Bosnia and Herzegovina. This experience opened a series of opportunities for other projects and training programmes, but the most important is that, it was this seminar that helped me deal with a lot of stereotypes, illusions and dilemmas connected to a large number of questions.
I was happy that through the Children’s Embassy Megjashi I participated in the PR school organised by the NGO Info-centre in May 2007, a course which helped me and gave me the basis for professional working in the area of media communication.
There are many more positive things for sure… but these are among the most important ones.
Thank you for everything.
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