Antonio Carnicelli e Alberto Antonacci ci raccontano come sta andando la loro avventura SVE in Romania a Bucarest, presso l'associazione ospitante Scoala de Valori.
My experience in GROW it was amazing. Starting from the places, ending with the people, passing by the activties. The only negative point about it were the mosquitos during the night ahahah I met a lot of amazing people, amabassadors, LPM and teens. All of them made me feel the warm of the welcoming and I had the best team I could have to work with. Each one of the people I met, even the couple who hosted me and the sponsors I met, everyone gave me something of him/herself. I got to know a little bit of the story of everyone, and I just loved it. I also got to learn a bit about the history of the city and I would never guess that Focsani, in the past, was divided between Romania and Moldova. Cool, isn't? What a love of this project is the connections that we built during this period. It was only 10 days but that was more than enough to make it special.
GROW was my first time for the method we used of teaching teens. I already had previous experiences, 2 years in Poland in a project called EUROWEEK that it has a lot of common point with GROW, but the teaching method was slightly different so yeah, i could take from my past experience but then I had to use it combined with this new way of how to do sessions.
“Hello guys, my name is Alberto, I’m from Italy and I’m 24 years old. I’ve decided to become a GROW trainer because I want to offer my energy and my positive thoughts to the teens. Also, I think it’s a great opportunity to meet new people.
At the beginning I was very scared, I was going in a new country, with new people, new language and I did not have any expectations. It was a great choice not to have any kind of expectations and I learned lots of things from the other people. I am a person that tries to get the positive side from everything.
If I could have a superpower, I would like to read other’s minds.
Three little-known facts about my country:
- My city, Turin, was the first italian capital
- We invented the term of “bancarotta” – bankruptcy
- Each Italian eats in average 24 kg of pasta every year”