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

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

A Summer of Diversity and Growth in Istanbul – 3 months Turing Scheme International Traineeship with Imece Network

Working in Istanbul over the summer through the International Traineeship project was an incredible experience. I had multiple interesting roles working for Imece Network such as leading an English-Speaking Club as well as creating social media posts for the company. The experience also allowed me to travel not only around Istanbul but other areas of … Continued

International Traineeship with MI-HI in Egypt

It’s been an incredible adventure here at MIHI in Egypt as part of the International Traineeship project. I’ve had the opportunity to immerse myself in the organization’s ethos and witness firsthand the amazing work they’re doing within the local community. During my time in Egypt I also had the privilege of hosting a workshop on … Continued

Discovering a different EU

Erasmus+ Resolve Peace Camps was a reconciliation dialogue event which I attended in Nicosia (Cyprus) with participants from different countries: UK, Georgia, Turkey, Cyprus, Hungary and Spain. During a week and from multidisciplinary groups we have discussed and reflected about the Cyprus conflict. We also have attended different speeches from organizations that are actually working … Continued

Comics for Peace

In February, Asfar took part in a peace building and conflict transformation seminar hosted by CRISP in Berlin, and I was lucky enough to take part. We met a group of inspiring young people from Georgia, Azerbaijan, Russia, Ukraine and Moldova who had been trained by CRISP to deliver peace building programmes with young people … Continued

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