Tuesday 20 November 2012

Meet our participants: Jordanka from Bulgaria

Meet our participants: Anna from Germany

Anna and her story:
"Few months ago I passed my final secondary-schools examinations. After a stressful phase of
studying I was very happy to leave all the struggles behind me. This happiness had to be celebrated!
– Indeed, almost every second day.

Though I was only a student without a regular income the money for parties in pubs or clubs was
rare. So, what to do?

Take several friends, a hangout without parents, buy some snacks and tell your friends: “Bring your
own beer!”

My picture looks very dirty, but that is on purpose. As it is like that when young people have a party
in a small flat – it is crowded, loud, messy, no one knows which beer was the own one, but who
cares? It has no effect on the horrible hangover in the morning…"

Meet our participants: Ivanka from Bulgaria

Ivanka from Bulgaria:

"My story is related to one of my hobbies – all the travels, volunteer work (what I do) with my friends back in Bulgaria. I have made a beautiful forest with trees, flowers and a lot of life in it, because I love camping, going to different places surrounded by nature. One of the voluntary things I do is participate in a group that plants trees, love and hope within the earth. The combination of doing something good for nature, and finding new friends with which sharing beautiful times is the best. Travelling is something else added to all above and this is what makes me very happy."

Meet our participants: Olga from Ukraine

"I was honored to become a UEFA volunteer for the EURO 2012 tournament in Kyiv, Ukraine. It was like a Brazilian festival, only in Eastern Europe! For a months we basically lived at the stadium, volunteer centre and the fan zone. I had a chance to watch all the games that were held in Kyiv, meet hundred of interesting people and see famous players with my own eyes.
With this picture I tried to depict the amount of excitement I had during the event. I really miss this feeling and would love to become a volunteer at a global sports event again!"

Meet our participants: Vladimir from Bulgaria

Meet our participants: Mila from Czech Republic

"My Name is Mila Spalenska.
This was the first variant of my picture: from different letters you can make different words.

Second variant: meaning of the letters:

I  =  Illnis
L  =  Love
F  =  Family
M  =  Mother
C  =  Children
K  =  Know-How
U  =  Unexpected

End: This means Life"

Meet our participants: Ola from Germany

Ola's story:

"My name is Ola, which is a short form of the name Alexandra in Poland. I have two homes, one in Germany and one in Poland. When I was a child I did not want to be called Ola because I could not relate to Poland. Now I prefer the short form of Ola. But when I come home to Germany everyone calls me Alex. So I sometimes feel that I have two different Identities. One as Alex and one as Ola. On the picture you can see both of my countries and the letter X which marks my place in between."