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.

kariFrom Argentina to Pazardjik - This is my EVS

EVS project in Pazardjik, Bulgaria.

by Karina Cáceres

First let’s know something about me. My name is Karina Cáceres, I am 25 years old, I was born in Assumption-Paraguay. Paraguay is a small country landlocked in central South America, bordered by Argentina to the south and southwest, Brazil to the east and northeast, and Bolivia to the northwest. When I was 18 years old I went to live in Argentina for my studies in International Relations at the Pontifical Catholic University of Buenos Aires. There is a great Paraguayan community. Buenos Aires is big city, very cosmopolitan and cultural with theaters, bookstores, libraries, bars and cafes. Students of different continents like very much and go there because you have opportunities to work and study and have fun, it’s “The Paris of South America”.

MattyMy Internship in Pazardjik, Bulgaria

by Matthew Osahriemen Osahenrumwen

In 2014, I decided to do an internship in Bulgaria. I contacted a lot of organization to start an application for my internship. The first step of the application process is the resume, and it was reviewed, but I was lucky to be accepted by Association Focus-European Centre for Development. Where I work in a daily centre for disabled people, and this way I have been able to improve my skills and know more about becoming a social worker and in the future if I want to work with disabled people, trust me I will do my job very well, because I have been able to gain more experience.

  I really do not know how to begin, it always difficult for me to say goodbye where ever I find myself. It is more difficult for me to say goodbye to the wonderful place that I had been staying for one whole year,  and more so very difficult to say goodbye to my wonderful hosting organization “Focus-European center for development", my adorable volunteers, my most cherished clients of daily center , my lovely Bulgarian friends and finally my boss Ivaylo and his family. My one year EVS in Bulgaria, has been one of the best experiences in my life. Before coming to Bulgaria, I never had any sort of expectation, I just wanted to help and contribute in my small way to make the world a better place for someone that I never know or had any kind of relation with in my life. I must confess here that, my family and friends were all worried when I first told them about my idea of coming to Bulgaria for a whole year to do EVS. Their main concerns were; I did not know anyone in Bulgaria, also I did not have any friends or family in Bulgaria. Aside that I was also a little bit worried about all the bad news I read on the internet about Bulgaria. Despite all these worrisome anxieties, I finally decided to come to Bulgaria for my EVS and I am very happy and glad that I did not listened to friends, family and opinions of people about Bulgaria, as it all turn out that, Bulgaria is actually a lovely country with lovely people.

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