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“…I’m interested in the capacity and strength of historical memory to shape our identities. “

Sziasztok! My name is Taylor, and I’m an American volunteer serving with Phiren Amenca in Budapest.  I was raised in New England by a Welsh mother and an American father, spent my adolescence in upstate New York, and went to college in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Roanoke, Virginia (see photo 😊). I’m […]

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“Sometimes we need to get out from our everyday lives in order to get a better sight for it.”

[English below] Kedves Olvasó! A nevem Horváth Dániel és mikorta ezen sorokat írom, 29 éves vagyok és épp Portugáliában élek, mert jelentkeztem egy itteni önkéntes munkára. Bár már rég szerettem volna egy ehhez hasonló dologban részt venni, számomra most érkezett el az idő hozzá.  Azért jelentkeztem erre a feladatra, mert szerettem volna tapasztalatot szerezni, fejlődni és […]

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Volunteering in India- Laci

(Scroll down for Hungarian) Hi, I am Laci, 24 years old. I finished my studies in secondary school 3 years ago. I heard about the Erasmus+ Programme at my school. In 2016 I participated in a short term project in Turkey. Our job was helping and protecting the sea turtles and cleaning the beach. After […]

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Learning to Become a Change-Maker

Hello everybody! I’m Bálint and I am 23-years-old. I am from a little town in the middle of Hungary where I spent my life, until I was 18-years-old and I started university in Pécs. I studied biology and geography (dual degree) to become a teacher. I have always liked geography because I am very interested in […]

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“I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.” – Rabindranath Tagore

Hello everyone! My name is Pearl Penumaka and I am the 2017-2018 volunteer with Phiren Amenca, through the Young Adults in Global Mission program of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. I was born in India and grew up in California, with a passion for books, traveling, cultural exchange and social justice. Growing up in an […]

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Differences in culture are the wealth of humanity

Hello everybody! I’m Livia, and I come from a little town in the north of Italy called Omegna, where I’ve spent my life until I was 19. After turning 19, I began attending the university in Turin, where I’ve studied law, and developed an interest in human rights. I’ve did my thesis on international environmental […]

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“Don’t be afraid of changes!”

“Don’t be afraid of changes!” This is what I am telling myself all the time. Hello everyone! My name is Marian. I am 21 years old (soon to be 22) and I started my 10 months European Voluntary Service at the international organization Phiren Amenca a week ago. They are specialised in both technical and […]

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INTERVIEW WITH CHARLOTTE FLYNN

Charlotte Flynn, one of the eight volunteers serving in Hungary within YAGM – Young Adults in Global Mission – is slowly coming to the end of her volunteer year in Budapest. A colleague and friend asks her about her experiences. Text: Szilvia Ittzés Photos: Katalin Fabiny, Endre Hámor, Szilvia Ittzés, Adrienn Szathmáry You can see photos […]

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I hope lots of young people will choose EVS in their near future, as this is an opportunity you will never forget in your life!

Hello Everyone! My name is Sarah, and I am 25 years old. I finished university last year and I have my diploma as a teacher. Besides my diploma I have 4 different professions as well, because for me to educate myself is very important. For instance I am a “Dance Ability” teacher, which means during […]

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Hello everybody! My name is José Fernández….

Hello everybody! My name is José Fernández and I come from a town right in the middle of Andalusia (Spain) called Lucena. I am 27 years old and my educational background is in History and Social Sciences with a special interest in political and social movements. In the past I have participated as a volunteer […]

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