batyMy 2 Months EVS in Bulgaria

by Batuhan Ahiskalioglu

Hello from my last days in Pazardjik, Bugaria. My name is Batuhan Ahiskalioglu and I am from Turkey. It is really hard to begin my article, because it wasn’t just a 2 months project for me. This project really changed too many things in my life. It gave me too many oppurtunities to learn, to discover, to improve myself. 
My first days weren’t so easy because this was my first time in abroad. But thanks to “Focus-European Center for Development”, it has been easier than I thought. They took me from airport to the volunteers apartment and show me everywhere in the city. I met with my flatmates in my first day and after that point, I started to enjoy my project. All of the people were amazing; in my flat, in my project and ofcourse my mentors and dear president Ivaylo.

CONTESTPostcard contest - terms and regulations

About the postcard contest

The postcard contest form part of the international project called GLOBAL PLACE: Global Partnership for Learning, Acting, Creating and Educating involving 17 partners from 16 different countries: Spain, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Italy, Greece, France, Vietnam, India, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand, Kenya, Malawi, Nicaragua and Peru in order to achieve together the following goals:

Strengthen a network of organizations with common vision on volunteers exchange and sustainable development,

Create a response to the post-2015 development agenda in the sphere of youth,

Foster cooperation and improve the quality in the field of EVS Exchange.

sulav2Sulav Aryal the boy from Nepal - EVS in Bulgaria

''Snap", you heard it right. That was the sound of my two months stay passing by, like snap of my fingers, like whizzing Pazardjik breeze. We went to Park Island today. Went to see the clock and saw the broken clock. That broken clock was for me a metaphor, like somebody here tried to stop the time for me, but of course good times come to an end and change is the only constant. So I leave. I leave with a sense of satisfaction and lots of riches. Riches in the form of best of memories and lifelong friends. Let me reflect back on the times I spent here. Boy, I tell you these were best times of my life for sure.

First thing I noticed was how easy going our boss was Ivo, more a friend then a boss, always concerned about his volunteers a compassionate human being. More you know him and his story more you like him. I think world needs more people like him to be a better place to live.

Финансиращ орган: Фондация „Работилница за граждански инициативи“ - София
Период:10.04.2015 – 31.03.2016
За втора поредна година Сдружение „Фокус – Европейски център за развитие“ ще реализира Младежка банка на територията на област Пазарджик.


Младежка Банка Пазарджик е комисия за набиране и отпускане на грантове, управлявана изцяло от млади хора. Тя представлява група от младежи, които работят за набиране на фонд от парични средства, с които да бъдат финансирани интересни и креативни проекти на други младежи в област Пазарджик, които няма как да получат подкрепа по друг начин.