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Money does not make the poor happy

”Money does not make the poor happy” – Coluche I was born in one of the richest countries in the world. I have everything I could wish for: Hot water under a waterproof roof, a loving family, daily education, technology, ease of living, transportation, as well as everything that modern comfort can bring. Overnight I […]

Welcome to our new volunteers from Turkey: Meet Deniz, Senem, Enes and Eren

Four young and ambitious volunteers from Turkey made our family bigger these days. Volunteers Center Skopje in the next two months will host Deniz, Senem, Enеs and Eren. They will work in the magazine “Voices”, also helping in the Daycare Centre for street children in Shuto Orizari, will follow the whole process of work in […]

To the future and for us

Interview with Young Friends of the Earth Macedonia for VOICES magazine What are the Balkan Regional Forum and Balkan Green Deal? The Balkan Regional Forum was a 3-day online event and an open platform for organizations, individuals, initiatives, and institutions from the Balkan countries to jointly discuss and create the Balkan Green and Just Recovery […]

Sailors inmates of the oceans

“There are three sorts of people: those who are alive, those who are dead, and those who are at sea.” (Aristotle) The ongoing pandemic situation has led to crisis situations from an incredibly wide range of perspectives. One of these induced stalemates is the thorny situations experienced by sailors working for merchant navy companies who […]

Welcome Blanca, our new VET student from Spain

Hello! I am Blanca from Spain (Barcelona), currently staying in Macedonia, living an amazing life, enjoying the benefits this country offers and discovering new cultures and a new way of living for the very first time, learning to live by myself and with my Erasmus classmates whom I have just met when I came here. […]

VOICES November 2020

Don’t you think happiness should be found on every leaf of the Tree of life? Our team recently grew up, as we happilly welcomed new volunteers along with their enthusiasm and refreshing writing talents. Are you up for traveling the world and the seven seas? We will make you travel far away, to beautifully diverse […]

Colonial plundering and illicit trafficking of cultural goods – two phases of the same problem?

Decolonization movements are, fortunately, in full swing. Their goal is to make visible and deconstruct the reminiscences of colonialism in our mentality, behavior, societal organization – such as our standards of beauty, which tend to prefer blond and blue eyed to black and curly haired; and our social structures, which render our institutions more violent […]

Volunteer

I want to tell you my story about how I became a youth worker and volunteer. After more than 20 years of working in the office, I decided to leave my job and change something in my life. I have always been attracted by helping people who have found themselves in an unfavorable situation and […]

Back to School

Q: Age is no guarantee of efficiency.James Bond: And youth is no guarantee of innovation. (Skyfall, 2012) Let’s decide to put these outdated ideas to rest once and for all. Fortunately, there are ways to see in this “new normal”  not only the 2020 version of the seven plagues of Egypt but also occasions to […]

Break up With Being Broke!

Buying an apartment. Going on a vacation. Paying college tuition. Shopping. Going to the movies. Paying the bills. All of these activities and more require you to be smart about how you handle your money. Otherwise, you will end up with empty pockets. And you don’t want that, do you? Financial literacy can help you. […]

First day of school – COVID-19 edition

In Bulgaria, the first day of school starts on the 15th of September. I was told during my first few days in Blagoevgrad that this day is like no other because the whole city becomes very vibrant and active. While reminiscing my days in primary school and high school, I was excited to see the […]