From Sri Lanka to Germany

I can’t believe that I spend 7 months in Germany. My main tasks of the project are depending on the situation. Monday I clean the chicken cage, this place is full with around 20 chickens. I clean the floor and put new hay into the small cage where they sleep. Normally Tuesday and Thursday I…

Introduction to social entrepreneurship

I am doing my project in Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The title of my project is introduction to social entrepreneurship. The idea of the project is to improve the South side of Rotterdam which is one of the most disadvantaged areas in the Netherlands. The organisation that I am doing my EVS with is Lava…

SCI France Annual Assembly

I was invited to go to the Annual Assembly of SCI France about a week ago. I arrived in Lille, where Eline and Victor picked me up and drove me along with 5 others from SCI France in the direction of Bretagne! 7 hours later, we finally arrived! Surrounded by French, I was feeling at…

My EVS in Albania: helping instill values

The world faces a huge, often seemingly insurmountable range of problems. Whether these be economic, social or otherwise, people with the fewest resources and opportunities always bear the brunt of their impact. Values such as solidarity, interculturalism and active citizenship are of paramount importance in solving these issues, building peace, prosperity and making the future…

EVS, Mon amour

I always thinking to do an EVS, since I discovered – vaguely – what it was. It’s one of those ideas that at some point you forget how it was born, but slowly you start to think about it more and more. For me it was another possibility to work in the cooperation and development…

My EVS project in Albania: first impression

Even though it only started six weeks ago, my EVS has already been a life-changing experience. Since arriving in Tirana early in the New Year my perspective on life itself has changed drastically. Life here in Albania is very different than what I’m used to, being from Ireland. While the people are friendly, the food…

Welcome Tjan!

My name is Tjan and I’m 25 years old Slovenian guy living in Athens. I come from lovely capital city Ljubljana, which is in the central part of Slovenia, surrounded by mountains, rivers, forests and if you’re lucky you can find some dragons hiding in the castle). Since my childhood I love to explore the…

One of the Fullest Years of my Life

If somebody were to ask me if I had any regrets about my one year of volunteering for EVS in Poland the answer would definitely be Never. I wouldn’t swap this experience for anything. It was one of the fullest years of my life, one year full of experience, full of memories, good and bad,…

Q&A with an EVS volunteer!

Q: What have you been learning through this experience? A: For me, the majority of the learning has been personal – aka personal development. Being in a new country, a new environment, a new social situation and a new workplace has really made me consider my pre-existing relationships, and ask what it is I need…

With love from Sri Lanka

Dear SCI, Wow! It has been two amazing months here and I have been surrounded by so sweet and open hearted people, who have made my daily life so fantastic. Right from the beginning you took so good care of us and SCI became really quickly like a nice and joyful home. I have experienced…

An Unforgettable Month

They asked me “How do you feel now after one month on the internship?” and I didn’t know what to answer… So many feelings collected in one place I just need so much time to describe them. It’s something impossible to forget, something impossible to believe in, extraordinary, something you will never experience again. This…

EVS in Belgium and Someone Rides a Bike

“December is a universe…” a friend once wrote. Today is the first of December, exactly one month since I jumped into my EVS experience and my life in Antwerp, Belgium started. A cup of hot coffee, a song from Beirut playing on the neighbouring computer and plenty of pent-up inspiration are a good opportunity to…