Noah CongdonPeace Corps volunteer / 12.20
Noah worked in summer camps for youth with special needs, as a mentor of financial literacy for university students, and as a volunteer housing specialist for people experiencing homelessness with Americorps
Beltina GjeloshiEVS volunteer from Italy
Together with the KRIK team, I plan and facilitate workshops for disabled marginalized youth, formulate calls for applications for training at the Center, learn about and the broader scope of Erasmus+ and the opportunities it provides in Europe, and connect to local schools and the National Youth Council of Macedonia to further dialogue on the needs and rights of disabled and non-disabled youth in Macedonia.
Giampietro CarboniEVS volunteer from Sardinia
I’ve never worked with people with disabilities, nor physical or mental ones. So at the beginning I didn’t know what to expect, or how to behave with them. The guys from Zavod, one of the special schools we work with, solved all my doubts breaking immediately the ice with a hug. And after that everything fitted in it’s right place. Same history for the youngsters in the other two schools: I’ve never experienced so many positivism and will to participate at workshop in students so young.
Lidia VeljanovaEVS volunteer from Germany / 01.09.2017 – 01.09.2018
I had the challenge to prepare workshops for young people with intellectual disabilities, who benefit from specialized services in Zavod Center, presenting them the information and playing interesting games together.
Peter ErnstEVS volunteer from Germany / 01.09.2016 – 01.09.2017
During the project, one of the first volunteering activities was to do a little bit of gardening and to redecorate the garden furniture from Krik Center, in order to give a touch of color to the place.
Norma WitlandtEVS volunteer from Germany / 05.03.2016 – 05.03.2017
My favourite part of the city was The Old Bazar is a world into a world, the road to reach the Castle and the Mustafà Pascia mosque and experience of different language and colors. Or, at least, this is what I’ve felt while losing myself into this new city, so strange and yet so familiar.
Agata ProchowskaEVS volunteer from Poland / 01.10.2016 – 30.09.2017
My EVS experience has proved to be fulfilling both at the professional and personal level and hope to be back in Macedonia and the Balkans.
Barbara JaryszEVS volunteer from Poland / 01.10.2016 – 30.09.2017
Before I came here, I had some doubts about my adaptation process. However, as time passes I handled it with the great support of volunteers of KRIK centre. Going to Macedonia and also going abroad was a completely different and pleasent experience for me.