My name is Filaretos Vourkos and the last 10 years I have been working in the youth field. Although I studied Power Technology Engineering, a series of random coincidents were combined with my dream to contribute to a meaningful cause, and brought me to the youth work! Yes, life sometimes is hiding the most pleasant surprises for you! So here I am, making my dream real and creating a youth organization, K.A.NE., the Youth Centre of Kalamata and the Kalamata Street Festival.
However, this is not my main job. Additionally, I am working as a freelance trainer in non formal education seminars and consultant. Sometimes you can find me in the office, stuck in front of a computer, dealing with emails or bureaucratic issues, and other times running around organizing an event.
Hi, I’m Jelena Scepanovic, an EVS coordinator in K.A.NE. and the volunteer of the Youth center. I came from Montenegro 2012 as an EVS volunteer. I really liked the idea of the Youth center and the work that KANE does, so I decided to stay and be part of it.
Hello…I am Nadiana and I am 25 years old. I have studied Greek philology, specialized in linguistics in Patras. Since the last 3 years that I am back in Kalamata I teach greek to foreigners in the youth center of Kalamata and to the evs volunteers of KANE. The last months I am part of the RnD department of KANE and that makes me really happy as team working,cooperation and moments of joyful are main parts of our daily job. I also am, a culture and travel lover and I really enjoy helping in organizing festivals.. my moto…#travelasmuchasyoucan
I am Afrodite and I am one of the coordinators for the D.R.E.A.M. project. I am very excited for Hamid’s innovative idea. This project means a lot to me because we will all acquire some new and very interesting skills.
#ProjectThoughts: #Day1 – wait…Rewind…
I’m Mina and I’m #LongTerm #EVS in K.A.NE. since #October2017. When I steped out of the airplane I fell in #love with #Greece and later on, when I got more familiar with my #project I knew this is exactly where I want to be! #DREAMjob
#FastForward: when I first heard about the #DREAM #ShortTerm #group #EVS I got very #excited to have the #chance to be a part of it so I took the #opportunity! ^_^ – feeling #excited
#MidnightThoughts: – at the end of the day, it’s the #vibe that counts! – feeling better every day 😉
Hello everyone! My name is Duc and I’m originally from Vietnam but have been residing in a small but beautiful city of Fredericton in the province of New Brunswick, Canada for the last 2 years. I’m currently studying Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Leadership at the University of New Brunswick and I am in Kalamata for my international internship which is a requisite of my degree. I chose K.A.N.E. because its objective aligns with what I’m passionate about such as youth development, civic engagement, social inclusion and volunteerism.
My name is Inês, I come from Portugal and I am a nature lover! I’ve worked for 3 years at an NGO, also participated in other volunteer actions. Joining the D.R.E.A.M., I believe I will raise my competences on working on an educational project about environment. Because of the multidimesional topics of this project: plastic wastes, sports, teaching at schools, learning by doing.
Hey I’m Joeline, my friends call me Jules. I am a 20-year-old student from Germany, who loves to travel and learn more about new cultures. I love action and do a lot of sports and I also ride motorcycle. I am passionate about the nature, food and cooking, as well as languages (I speak English, German, Spanish and a little bit Italian). I am a funny, cheerful and active person and looking forward to the results of this amazing EVS!
People are divided for a two groups: thinkers and doers. I will prefer to let my actions speak louder than my words. But anyway, I think life is worth to be lived. This project gave me a chance to live my life the way I wanted to. And I’m not taking it for granted. And you know what? I don’t take a clean world as granted neither. We all need to put our contribution in. #CrazyRussian
I’m a girl half Italian and half Venezuelan. I was born in Venezuela in 1993 and moved with my family to Italy when I was eight years old. I’m 24 years old, at the moment I’m out of work. I practice a martial art which I’m a enthusiast called Kendo. My hobbies are practicing various physical activities, drawing and painting, listening to rock music. I’ve also had a little experience in theater by taking some classes recently. See you soon!
I’m Amitis and here are some fun facts about me:
I’m Alba, I’m 23 and I was born in Madrid (Spain) where I’ve lived during all my life. I’ve studied media and audiovisual communication and I work for a Spanish TV channel. In my free time, I love practicing sports, I play in a football team in my village, but I really love any kind of sports. I also like writing or taking photos. I consider myself patient, peaceful, active and a bit absent-minded.
Travel is the best way we have to know, to shake off our beliefs, to open our mind and to learn. Learn a lot. As Chatwin says, “Distraction. Fantasy. Change of fashion, food, love and landscape. We need them as the air we breathe.” I am a young architect who wants to work for a more social and human architecture that can really improve people’ lives.
My name’s Salah Abdikarim, originally from Somalia but currently living in Italy. I’m open-minded, I like listening to elders about history, ancient facts and I like to visit historical sites. I also enjoy learning about new cultures and new languages. I like playing football, cycling, games, listening music, watching movies and motorbike competitions.