15 participants from 12 different countries.
Venue: Bodrum, Turkey.
Date: April15th- May 31.
The Expectations of my short-term EVS program was high, but it was way too much than I expected.
Bodrum Dance Club - Youth, Culture and Art Center organizes International Dance and Modern Dance Festivals every year. Dancers from all over the world meet in Bodrum and take part in several cultural activities apart of dancing competitions.
Undoubtedly, one of the most interesting parts of EVS is the welcoming training, which predominantly aims to direct and prepare new volunteers for their oncoming ventures. Volunteers of "Think, Dance" project were working on preparations of this festivals and take active part during the festival. The volunteers had a chance to develop competences to directly lead activity, develop creativity and leadership skills.
We used different technologies in our work to disseminate results and project and activities visibility (video, photo, articles/news) and tools for information, develop and design brochures, flyers, presentations, editing photos and movies from activities, had Turkish language classes, attended different workshops organized by the volunteers and etc. One of the most memorable day was taking part in the dance choreography with other volunteers to perform during the Festivals. We helped the festival committee members on guiding the festival participants, introduced our country, culture to local community during informal meetings.
I’ve attended more than 17 projects within Erasmus frame, but this EVS was an amazing experience, with unforgettable memories and new friendships.
Thanks “Droni” for giving me the chance to become a member of this team and wish you good luck with your future projects.