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Volunteer Profile: Bekki Schön

Salut, szia and servus I am a German volunteer here in Romania, too. I am working together with Caro, Aninka and Eva in an after school program for socially disadvantaged children. Each morning we are travelling from the wonderful city Cluj-Napoca to our working place, Mera, a little village near by. It is amazing that [...]

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Volunteer Profile: Caro Barth

Since September I’ve been volunteering in the village Mera, near Cluj-Napoca in Romania. When I came here I had different expectations concerning my project, the new city, the new country and the people living here. I knew that there are many Hungarian people, and in some regions of Transylvania, German Saxons as well. But how [...]

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Volunteer Profile: Rachel Daley

When I recently returned to placement after the Phiren Amenca seminar, everyone wanted an explanation for my week-long absence. I tried to answer that I had attended a seminar for volunteers working on different Roma projects around Europe, that we learned and reflected on our experiences and motivations. One person asked me pointblank, “Everyone from [...]

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Phiren Amenca Volunteer Seminar Fall 2011

The Phiren Amenca Volunteer Seminar Fall 2011 ran from November 30th to December 4th, 2011 in Budapest, Hungary. 9 volunteers participated, Roma and non-Roma, coming from volunteer placements in Germany, Romania, and Ukraine. The volunteers’ countries of origin include Germany, Ukraine, Serbia, Macedonia, USA. The seminar war financed with the support of Presbyterian Church USA. [...]

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Phiren Amenca – RGDTS Volunteer Seminar Spring 2011

The Phiren Amenca – RGDTS Volunteer Seminar Spring 2011 was held in Berlin, Germany. 20 young Roma and non-Roma volunteers participated. The seminar ran for 6 days from February 17 – 22. For further information, see Volunteer Seminar Spring 2011 Evaluation photos

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