Hey, I am Jorinde, 20 years old from Belgium in Antwerpen. I have many hobbies like being leader at the Chiro (youth movement) or going to school of art for singing classes for already 3 years. It is fun and I learned a lot. I take lessons in the genre jazz/ pop music. In the Chiro movement I work with children between 6 and 18 years old, divided into groups of by the age: the first group is the ribels, 6 and 7 years old, the second are the speelclub (8-9years), the third group is the rakwi’s than the tito’s, keti’s and last the aspi’s. It is very nice to be engaged in activities with them, to create and play around in the offices of Chiro and in the park. In my leisure time I like to draw and go out with friends. In Skopje I`m only 3 days and what I have seen from the city was very interesting and beautiful. I hope that at the end of this journey I`ll have beautiful impressions of Macedonia.
Hi, my name is Yana Willems from Belgium. I’m 19 years old and I live in Antwerp. I have 2 dogs, French bulldog. I really love animals. My dogs names are Lillo and Stitch. I like go shopping so my wardrobe is too small for all my clothes so sometimes I just do window shopping its mean that I look to clothes and fit but not buying because I have already too much. I also like to meet up and go out with friends. Sometimes I go out in night clubs and like to dance, but also I like to sleep. I have rheuma psoriasis arthritis so I can’t work hard, that’s why I do both, volunteering and forum theatre. The theater is for people that live and have lived in institution so we give them a chance to speak about their past and rights as young people. We also do workshops for supervisors of youth care to improve the care of the young people. We make short scene about a situation of our own past that did not turn out well and then we ask to the public how they can improve the situation in the role of the main character. We play for schools, institutions, supervisors and young people. We give the people chance to speak and to stand up for their rights. It`s Monday today as I arrived on Friday and I have seen many beautiful places in Skopje. I have learned a bit about the history and the buildings here. I`ve chosen Macedonia because in Belgium we don’t now Macedonia very well and I want to discover the culture and the food and I think I have a great opportunity to be here as a volunteer. I would like to learn more and know things about this country and the Volunteer Centre Skopje. I will surely succeed in that because I am here for next 3 weeks.
Hey, I am Farxiyo Liban Farah. I am 18 years old and live in Belgium in leuven/diest. I have 6 sisters and 2 brothers. I am a social person. I am in my last year at school and doing human sciences. My hobbies are athletics, parties, hangout with friends…. I am a leader on me KLJ that is a youth movement. I am also a monitor on playground in the summer. I have been doing this for 3 years. I got my diploma this summer for being animator. This year I did 2 weeks of playground and it was very nice because you get know people and see your friends who already play playground and entertain the children. Now I am in Macedonia in Skopje for volunteer work, I arrived on Friday.
I chose this because it is a nice experience to live it. Skopje is a beautiful city with beautiful monuments. Macedonia is a country with friendly people. It is also very cheap here.
Girls, we wish you to have a great time in Skopje!