Projekti „Vabatahtlikud Valgamaa noorsootöös“ toetab SA Archimedese noorteagentuur Euroopa Solidaarsuskorpuse programmist.
September came and the summer is already over.
It’s time for yellow and orange colors, apples, warm clothes, even more rainy days than usual, and school children carrying backpacks almost as big as them, as they go to school in the morning like hard job workers do... Autumn has come to Valga.
This month has been one of activities at the center. From cooking on the weekends as part of a project to writing haikus, we have been doing all sorts of stuff.
The month started with the return to school, a somber event for the kids I'm sure, but at least they had an event to finish their summer off. We got to enjoy some musical numbers, including a popular (or so I'm told) Estonian rapper. The kids were undaunted by the massive deluge that plagued us, and were jumping alongside the rapper with glee. Not really my kind of music (hair too short), but everyone had a good time. Still, it was too bad that September was kicked off with something of an instant flood.
Forests, forests and again forests!
This was my first impression when I landed, at the end of August, in Riga. After an exiting flight, it was my first flight ever, Elina, Vallo and Volodimir picked me up from the airport and then my adventure started. I had emotional first days because I realised that Estonia will be my home for the next 11 months and I won’t see my family and friends from Austria for a year. There will be definitely ups and downs in the coming year but I am surrounded by nice and symphatic people, so what can go wrong? :)
Time is passing away incredibly fast ..
It's been almost two months since I came to Estonia for a volunteer project, and it seems like it was yesterday.
Well, summer is over, and with it, time of summer camps, which were definitely both fun and entertaining, and difficult at the same time. Perhaps one of the most striking camps and events this summer that I took part in was the Summer Camp near Torva.
This month I met with a lot of other volunteers for my midterm meeting, and disaster struck in the woods...
August saw the weather turn to autumn, and then immediately backpedal to nice summery heat. Still, winter is undoubtably on its way.
The biggest event for me personally this month was the midterm meeting with other volunteers, which I was looking forward to because I'd missed my chance to meet them in the on-arrival training. Still, even though I was quite looking forward to meeting the other volunteers, I was also dreading the big hike that was scheduled on one of the days of the meeting.