Working towards innovation and creativity in education – 3 month international traineeship with Know & Can in Sofia :)

Over the past three months, I’ve had the incredible opportunity to live and work in Sofia, Bulgaria, thanks to Asfar’s International traineeship program. My host organisation was the NGO Know & Can – Сдружение “Знам и Мога” – which is an educational NGO based in Sofia that works in the field of non-formal education and … Continued

A complete immersion in to an inter-cultural and creative environment. – 6 months in Romania with International traineeship

My experience in Romania has been nothing short of extraordinary, filled with meaningful encounters, cultural immersion, and enriching collaborations. During the initial months, I dove headfirst into the local culture, organizing workshops and participating in various art projects. Throughout my stay, I embarked on an art residency at a school for children outside mainstream education, … Continued

Exploring life in a megacity – International Traineeship with Sivana Foundation in Jakarta, Indonesia

Over the past three months, I’ve had the incredible opportunity to live and work in Jakarta, Indonesia, thanks to Asfar’s International traineeship program. Here I worked for the Sivana Foundation, a local education NGO dedicated to empowering disadvantaged children through innovative educational initiatives. I worked across a range of projects from researching international funding to … Continued

Expanding Horizons: Reflecting on my 3-Month International Traineeship with the Center for Knowledge Management in Skopje, North Macedonia

Participating in Asfar’s International Traineeship program with the Centre for Knowledge Management programme has been an amazing experience for me. I had many responsibilities and worked on several EU research projects; working with partners from all over Europe including Belgium, Italy, France, and Estonia. The Work introduced me to a lot of new concepts and … Continued

Acquiring Invaluable Insights: Navigating International Contexts – 3 months Turing Scheme International Traineeships with Imece Network

It has been an extraordinary privilege to intern with Imece Network in Turkey through Asfar’s International Traineeship programme. Throughout this experience, I have gained profound insights into the remarkable initiatives undertaken by Imece Network for the betterment of young people. My responsibilities included facilitating weekly English-speaking sessions, managing the NGO’s communications and social media, as … Continued

Navigating European Youth Goals – My 2 months volunteering experience at MIHI in Alexandria, Egypt

During my two-months volunteering placement at MIHI in Alexandria, Egypt, I actively engaged in a gamification programme aimed at understanding and advocating for the European Youth Goals amongst young people. One notable opportunity was supporting at a meeting, where my focus was on reporting participant development within the project and contributing to the forthcoming phase—digital … Continued

Across the divide – Long-term placement in Nicosia

After doing a short term volunteering placement in Nicosia, Cyprus in 2022, I decided to return for a long term placement with Home for Cooperation. It was a pleasure to be a part of such a supportive and caring team again. I helped with tasks such as social media awareness campaigns, administration, and volunteer coordination … Continued

Fostering Unity: My Long-term Volunteering Experience in Nicosia

I had the incredible privilege of embarking on a long-term placement with Home for Cooperation in Cyprus, all thanks to the ESC RESOLVE: Volunteering for Peace project. My time with Home for Cooperation was marked by a profound commitment to bicommunal events. Together with a group of dedicated individuals, including fellow European Solidarity Corps (ESC) … Continued

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