Travel Diary

Here you can find the travel diary! Click on the articles to know more about our participants’ experience!

Cooperation and proximity

Cooperation and Proximity During these four weeks, in Ziguinchor I had the opportunity to know a new context of intervention, activities, dynamics and methodologies used to share knowledge with different elements of the Team. The organisation Futur Au Present has...

The meaning of education

The meaning of education We use to divide our lives and careers along criteria such as “success” and “failure”. We take them as absolutes, without questions. As well as absolute are degree grades, pay-cheques and so on, leaving these numbers to define ourselves as...

The ability to love others

The ability to love others The final week of the job shadowing period in SCMS, Santarem, Portugal, occurred from the 20th of March to the 24th of March. The schedule focused on the observation of the activities undertaken by SCMS Youth Workers in the Kinder Garden of...

The value of an unforgettable experience

The value of an unforgettable experience The final week of our job shadowing passed working in the SCMS’s Creche e Pré-Escolar “Os Amiguinhos”, a nursery and kindergarten next to our house. The environment, place, children educators were enchanting. But what mainly...

The last lessons…

The last lessons… Unfortunately, the last week of our job shadowing has arrived and it also gave me special memories that will remain as lifetime experiences. One of the most memorable moments happened in the World Water Day when JRP’s French volunteers, Alice and...

Show and Tell

Slowly but surely we have arrived to the moment of truth, when we were supposed to present our work, everything we have found out about the school system, their future possibilities and some recommendations to the municipality to change at least a bit in order to help...

What’s next?

My last week in Samaipata was very intense, because we carried on non-formal education activities in different classes of two different schools in Samaipata. The objective of these activities was to get students involved in our project by telling them about our...

When teaching becomes learning

The job shadowing is finished, an experience that has marked my life in many ways, I must admit. When I arrived I did not know what to expect, I just came in the hope of being able to contribute to change. And now that it's over I understood that I didn’t come here to...