It’s almost over: the majority of our group finishes their projects in July and August, the summer is the season of goodbyes for us.
On April, 30th, the 29th Residenzlauf (Residence Run) took place, and 4 of our volunteers and Manu (and also Jubi’s janitor, Andy) participated in it. Leila, Andromachi, Juan and Shïma ran for 10 km around the Residenz, while Mattia and I took photos and cheered them on.
Aja, after 6-months long EVS project, had her farewell party at last Sunday in March. It was a beautiful day, warm and sunny, perfect for grilling and spending time together in the garden :). The party took place in Europa Haus’ garden, but was prepared by Aja’s flatmates. Natalia, Mari and Yana took care of decorations, food and drinks.
(Photo by Andromachi Poulou)
I haven’t written about it in a while, but we, the volunteers, are still regularly meeting. In September we went together to the fortress above Würzburg, at the beginning of November volunteers from Unterfranken came for the EVS Jubilee that we celebrated in the Jubi, in December we’ve met shortly before Christmas for a nice brunch and gifts exchange, and now for a short workshop (during which we also welcomed Hadeel, new volunteer from Egypt, who is now starting her project in the Montessori school).
In November we had two big events in the Jubi: EVS Jubilee for Bavaria on 4th November and Fachtagung and official opening of the building after reconstruction a week later (9th-11th November).
More or less once every month we, the volunteers in Würzburg and Unterfranken, meet for some activities and to spend time together. Nastka and Manu organize these meetings to help us to get to know each other and to make everyone feel welcomed: some of the volunteers live in small towns or villages, far from others.
My name is Marzena, I’m from Poland, and I’m doing my EVS in Jubi till the end of August. My main job here is to help the pedagogues with seminars but I’m also the person responsible for the blog during this year.
On 24th April was organized city marathon in Wuerzburg – Residence lauf. It had been also the first time that EVS volunteers from Wuerzburg stepped on the start line and had were running together at this event.Check our photo story, it was also a lot of fun :D.
Officially Elene Magradze is the first volunteer we will introduce on our blog in series of micro interviews with volunteers about their EVS experience in the Unterfranken. So first one is Elene Magradze from Georgia working in project for Kindergarten St. Marien in Hammelburg. Do you want to know more? Check the video where she answer 5 questions about EVS.
Time runs fast, isn’t it? It is like yesterday we have been having first welcome dinners together. It is end of the February and for many of us project time period flipped to second half. On the Saturday 27th 2016, Anastazja and Manuela organised for us nice afternoon in Würzburg. We also welcomed our new volunteers Natalie Pokhyliuk.