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NEW wor k s hops K. A. N. E.PARTI ES! ! !

F av our i t eKal amat aHOTSPOTS

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I NT RO Thi si st hefir s tne ws l e t t e ro ft heY o ut hCe nt r ef o rt hene wye ar ( asyo uk no w,o urye ari ss t ar t i nge v e r ySe pt e mbe r ) ,wr i t t e nby o urne wt e am o fEVSv o l unt e e r s ,Ii nv i t eyo ut ome e t t hr o ught he s epage s … Thi sye ar ,K. A. NE.ho s t s12v o l unt e e r sf r o m 10die r e ntc o unt r i e s f r o m al lar o undEur o pe !Y o uwi l lal l o wmet ous et hi se di t o r i al t oi nt r o duc eyo ut oo urbe aut i f ulv o l unt e e r s ! I nt heyo ut hc e nt r eyo uwi l lme e tRas af r o mL i t huani a,Gabyf r o m V e ne z ue l a/ Spai n,F ar hanaf r o m Ho l l andandKat ar z ynaf r o m Po l and… weo wet hee s uppo r to ft heyo ut hc e nt r et oTho mas f r o m De nmar kandHi e nf r o mF r anc e .TheKEKYKAme Ac e nt r ei s be i ngs uppo r t e dbyGul c ef r o mT ur k e yandSabr ayf r o mF r anc e , t heDayCar eCe nt r ebySamif r o m Spai n,t heThe r ape ui cHo r s e Ri di ngbyMi c half r o m Che c hRe publ i candKat i af r o m Uk r ai ne Att henat ur alf ar mi ngpr o j e c tyo uwi l lme e tL i naf r o m Ge r many. Iam s ur et hate v e r ybo dywi l lo e rt he i rbe s tt oo urt o wn, e s pe c i al l yi nt hi sdic ul tpe r i o d… t hi si st hebr i ghts i deo ft he Eur o pe anUni o n,v o l unt e e r i s m,s o l i dar i t y,mut ualunde r s t andi ng, ni c es mi l e sandabe aut i f ulmul t i c ul t ur ale nv i r o nme nt !


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Ofc o ur s e ,wes ho ul dno tf o r ge to url o c alv o l unt e e r swhoar e oe r i ngmo r et han18wo r k s ho pst ot hepe o pl eo ft heyo ut hc e nt r e . Iwi l lde di c at emo r es pac ef o rt he m att hene x tne ws l e t t e r … Al s o ,t hi sye arIwo ul dl i k et owe l c o meav al uabl epar t ne r ,whoi s oe r i nghe rbe s tf o rK. A. NE.F o t i ni ,Ic o ul de as i l ys ay,t hatf o rt he fir s tt i mea e rs t ar t i ngt heyo ut hc e nt r e ,If e e lt hatIc ande pe nd o ns o me o nef o rt hehar dwo r kbe hi ndt hec ur t ai ns ! ! !T o ge t he rwe ho pet oo e ryo uasmanyac t i v i t i e saswec ana o r d! ! ! F i nal l y,Iwo ul dl i k et ode di c at et hi sne ws l e t t e rt oVane s s a.Shei s pr o babl ybac kho mewhe nyo uar ear er e adi ngt he s el i ne s … Vane s s ai sas pe c i alv o l unt e e r ,whohadhe rEVSwo r k i ngatt he yo ut hc e nt r e ,i no neo ft hemo s tdic ul tpe r i o dswehadt ogo t hr o ught hel as tye ar s .Shei st heo newho ,wi t hhe rpo s i t i v e at t i t ude ,he rs mi l eandhe rc o ns t r uc t i v ef e e dbac k ,he l pe dust o mak et hi ngsmuc hbe t t e rt hant hepr e v i o usye ar !He rwo r ki sv e r y v i s i bl e ,s e e nasweno whav e500+me mbe r sandt heamaz i ng dai l ys c he dul ewi t ht o nso fwo r k s ho ps ! ! ! ! ! !Thankyo uVane s s a! ! ! !

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VOL UME2 3 CONTENT

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Whoar ewe? F av our i t epl ac esi nKal amat a Ex v ol unt eerMar ii nGr eec e I nf opoi nt Newt heat erpl aywi t hEmi l y Pl at eaOt honos&c ompos t i ng Par t i esi nt heYout hCent r e Par t ys t or y Chi l dr enpr oj ec t Ec ol ogi c alpr oj ec t F ot i nii nt heYout hCent r e Sofiei nt heYout hCent r e

NEW WORKSHOPS! S i n c ei t so p e n i n g , t h ec e n t e rh a se v o l v e da n dp r o p o s e dag r e a t v a r i e t yo f a c t i v i t i e s . T h i sy e a r a g a i n , weoe ry o ut ot a k ep a r t i nn e wwo r k s h o p sa n i ma t e db yf o r e i g na n dl o c a l v o l u n t e e r s : Yoga -Modern dance -Fl amenco -Bouzouki-Traditionaldance

I na d d i t i o nt oa l l t h i s , mo s t o f t h ef o r me rwo r k s h o p sa r es t i l l p r e s e n t . Percussion - Theater Beginners (Role playing and exercises) Lati n dance -Tango -Gui tar-TheaterAdvanced (prepari ng a pl ay)

F i n a l l y , t h el a n g u a g ee x c h a n g e sa r es t i l l v e r ys u c c e s s f u l . French - Turkish - Spanish - English - G erm an D u tch - S ig n la n g u a g e - P o lish - D a n ish

Unf or t unat el ymos toft hewor ks hopsar enowc l os edf orbei ngt oopopul ar . . .Don' thes i t at et oas katt hei nf opoi ntaboutwhi c har et heonest hat s t i l lhav es pac e.Al waysc hec kt hepr ogr am orourF ac ebookpaget obet he fir s tt or egi s t erf ort henewupc omi ngac t i v i t i es !


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WHOAREWE ? Hi: )I ’ mF ar hana,I ’ m 21ye ar so l dandI ’ m f r o m TheNe t he r l ands .Imi s smyc o unt r y ( andno . . .no tbe c aus eo ft hedr ugs^ ^ ; ) ,but Ibe gant omi s si tl e s sandl e s swhe nIr e al l y s t ar t e dl i v i nghe r e .Gr e e c ei sv e r yni c e: ) AndIl i k ewo r k i nghe r et o o !Iwo r katt he Y o ut hCe nt e rwi t hKas i a,GabyandRas a, whe r ewemak es ur et hatt heCe nt e rk e e ps r o l l i ng.Be s i de st hi s ,It e ac h‘ Dut c h’e v e r y T ue s dayandr i ghta e rt hi s ,Ial s ope r f o r m l e s s o ns‘ Pr ac t i s eEngl i s hCo nv e r s at i o n’wi t h as mal l gr o upo fpe o pl e .Be s i de st hi sIt r yt o j o i ns o me wo r k s ho psf r o m o t he rpe o pl e , whi c hi ss upe rni c e !Maybes e eyo ut he r e: )

Γ ε ι ασας !Mynamei sTho masAnde r s e n,Iam 23ye ar so l dandIc o mef r o m De nmar k .AsanEVSv o l unt e e rIwo r kwi t hHi e no nt heKANEwe bs i t e ,t hee v s gr e e c e . c o m we bs i t ewhi l eal s obe i ngi nc har ge o fo urF ac e bo o k . Cur r e nt l yI am us ual l yatt heY o ut hCe nt e rf r o m 1016, buti nt hef ut ur eI am ho pi ng t obei nv o l v e di ns o meo ft hewo r k s ho psando t he rpr o j e c t saswe l l . Ge i a,I ' m Hi e nf r o mT o ul o us e ,i nt he s o ut ho fF r anc e .Il i k epho t o gr aphy, di s c o v e r i ngandwat c hi ngbe aut i f ul l ands c ape sf o rho ur s ,do i ngmo v i e s o rs e r i e smar at ho ns , r e adi ngat o no f bo o k s( mo s t l y f ant as y) , pl ayi ng game s( ge e k po wa! ) and l o afing ar o undwi t hmyf r i e nds .Iwi l lwo r k he r ef o ro neye ar( s t i l l10mo nt hs no w)o n a ne w we bs i t e ,bl o g and t e c hno l o gi e s ,s t u l i k et hat .Iwi l l c o nt i nuet heF r e nc hl e s s o nso fVane s s aands t ar tapho t o gr aphygr o up andmaybeIwi l lmak es o mePho t o s ho pl e s s o nsl at e ri nt heye ar ,s oi f t he r ear epe o pl ewhoar ei nt e r e s t e d, bepr e par e d!

Ho l a!My name i sGabr i e l a, I ' m 19ye ar so l dandI ' mf r o m Canar yI s l andi nSpai n.Be f o r e c o mi ngt oKal amat aIfini s he d myhi ghs c ho o landbe gant o s t udyps yc ho l o gy.F o urye ar s agoI fini s he dmys t udi e sandI s t ar t e d danc i ng bal l e t and L at i nr hyt hms .Ial s owo r k e d i n die r e nt amat e ur danc e c o mpani e s .I nmyEVSIam a Spani s ht e ac he r and I do danc e and t he at e rf o rc hi l dr e n.Iho peIc an hav ef un l e ar ni ngt heGr e e kc ul t ur eand t hato fmyf e l l o wv o l unt e e r s andme e tpe o pl e ! I ’ m Sabr ay, I wasbo r ni nF r anc e , L i l l e . I ’ m 24ye ar so l d. Mypr o j e c t i si nKEKYKAme A.Thepr o j e c ti sv e r yi nt e r e s t i ng,be c aus ei t ’ sv e r y e nr i c hi ng.Ev e r ybo dyi swe l c o mi ngandIf e e l v e r yus e f ul .I ’ m he r e o nl yf o rt hr e emo nt hs .I t ’ sv e r ys ho r t ,s oIt hi nkI ’ l lc o mebac k agai n. I ho pet hi spr o j e c twi l l br i ngmeago o de x pe r i e nc et hatI c an c he r i s hf o rt her e s to fmyl i f e .I ’ mv e r ygl adf o rt hepe o pl eI ’ m wo r k i ngwi t h.Γ ε ι ασου! ! Γ ε ι α!Μελε ν εΛί ν α,I ’ m 20ye ar so l dandf r o mt heno r t ho fGe r many,c l o s et oHambur g.Ial s ol i v e ( d)c l o s e rt ot hes e a,wehav e t heNo r t handt heBal t i cSe a,butt hewat e ratho mei sno tt hat c l o s e …s oKal amat awi ns !Mypr o j e c ti s‘ Env i r o nme nt alF ar mi ng’ . Iwo r katt hef ar m andi nt hepr o j e c t so fMi r t o ,F i f aandhe rf r i e nds -whi c hi st hebe s tt hi ngt hatc o ul dhappe n!


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Kal i me r a!Mynamei sKat e r yna.Iam 21ye ar so l d andIam f r o m Uk r ai ne .Iwo r kwi t hc hi l dr e nwi t h aut i s mi n The r ape ut i c alHo r s eRi di ng Ce nt e r .I r e al l ye nj o ymywo r k . I t r ul yf e e l ho no r e dt odomy EVSi nt hi spl ac e .I tgi v e syo uano ppo r t uni t yt o l e ar nGr e e kc ul t ur e ,l anguage ,t ohe l pc o mmuni t y, t oc o mmuni c at ewi t hl o c alpe o pl eand,o fc o ur s e , t oe nj o yunf o r ge t t abl emo me nt swi t ho t he rv o l unt e e r s .F i l ak i a: )

Hi ,mynamei sRas a.Ic ame f r o m L i t huani a and no wI ' m do i ngmy EVSi n Kal amat a.I hav et hr e ewo r k s ho psandal l t he s eac t i v i t i e sar er e l at e dt o ar t s .Ihav et he at r e ,flame nc o andc r e at i v eo c c upat i o nl e s s o ns att heY o ut hCe nt r e .Ir e al l yl i k e my wo r k and al s oI ' m v e r y happyt hatIhav et heo ppo r t uni t yt os t ar tane w wo r k s ho p ( flame nc o )wi t hal o c alv o l unt e e rChr i s a.It hi nkar ti sv e r y i mpo r t antf o re ac hpe r s o n´ sde v e l o pme nt and t hat ´ s why I c ho s et he s eac t i v i t i e st owo r ki n t heY o ut hCe nt r e .T ak ec ar eand s e eyo uatt hel e s s o ns !: )

I ’ m Gul c e ,Iwasbo r ni nT ur k e yandIs pe nt25 ye ar si nT ur k e y.Maybet hat ’ swhyI ’ mT ur k i s h.I wo r katKEKYKAme Af o r5mo nt hsandI ’ mgo i ngt o wo r kt he r e7mo r emo nt hs .I nKEKYKAme AI ’ m t ak i ng par ti nt he at r e ,s i ngi ng,c he s s ,c o o k i ng, danc i ng and c e r ami cc o ur s e s .I ’ m al s o he l pi ng wi t ht het r ans po r at i o no ft heπαι δ ι ά.όλ ακ αλ ά!

Mynamei sSamue l andI ´ mf r o m Spai n, I ´ m 25ye ar so l dandIde c i de dt oc o me t oKal amat at odot hi spr o j e c tbe c aus e i ti sgr e ati de at os har ene we x pe r i e nc e s .Thes i t uat i o ni n Spai ni sal s o v e r yc o mpl i c at e dno w,f o rmet hi si sa gr e atne ws t ar tandawayt oe nr i c h mys e l f . I ’ m Mi c halŠi pe kandI ’ mf r o m Cz e c hRe publ i c . I ’ m 31ye ar so l dandI wo r katt heHo r s eRi di ng t he r apy Ce nt e r wi t h Kat e r yna.Il e ad t he ho r s e s ,pr e par et he mf o rt he r apyandc l e an t he i rbo dyandho o v e s .Ie nj o yi tal o t .I ’ l lbe he r ei nKal amat af o ro neye ar .

I ’ m Kas i aandI ’ mf r o m Po l and.Iam 25ye ar s o l dandIhav efini s he dmys t udi e si nF r e nc h l i t e r at ur e .I ’ m he r ei nGr e e c ef o r9mo nt hst o wo r kasav o l unt e e ri nt heyo ut hc e nt e ri nKal amat a.Iwo ul dl i k et ome e tt hel o c alpe o pl e andwo r kwi t ht he mi ns o mewo r k s ho psand c r e at ee v e nt st o ge t he r .It hi nkt hatwi t ht hi s wo r kIc anbr o ade nmyho r i z o nsandbemo r e o pe nmi nde d.I ’ ms ur et hatI ’ l l r e al l ye nj o ymy s t ayhe r e !


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MARII NGREECE T woye ar sagoyouwe r eanEVSv ol unt e e rf r om Es t oni a.Now you’ r es t i l ll i v i ngi nKal amat a.Howc ome ? Ae rmyEVSwasfini s he d,If oundj obi nKal amat a.SoIde c i de dt os t ayhe r ef ora s umme r .Ats omepoi ntIwe ntbac kt oEs t oni a,butt hi sye arIde c i de dt oc omebac k ands pe ndmys umme ri nKal amat aagai n.Ihav ef r i e ndshe r eandIwasl uc k y,be c aus eIgotmyol dj obbac k .So,nowIam s t i l lhe r e ,butIdon’ tk nowwhatt hef ut ur e br i ngsye t .

Some t i me syoupas sbyt hec e nt r e ,whatdie r e nc e shav eyou not i c e ds i nc eyoul e? Al otoft hi ngshav ec hange d-ne wyout hc e nt e r ,ne wpe opl e ,ne wpr oj e c t s ,ne wi de as . Iwasv ol unt e e ri nt heol dyout hc e nt e r ,whi c hwasmuc hs mal l e r .ButIam v e r yhappy t os e et hatt hi ngsar ege t t i ngbe t t e randbe t t e re v e r yday.Vol unt e e r sar edoi nga r e al l ygoodj obatt heyout hc e nt e r .

Ar eyous t i l li nc ont ac twi t ht heol dv ol unt e e r s ? Y e sI am. Wedon’ tt al kv e r yo e n, butI k nowhowt he yar edoi ng. Andr i i , L e i r e , Sanna, As t r i d,Ni na,Mar c usandT e e mu-t he yal wayswi l lbei nmymi ndandIhopet os e e t he m agai n.

Wi t ht het i met hathaspas s e d,c anyout e l lmewhatEVSgav e you? EVSgav emeal ot .I tc hange dmyat t i t udet owar dsl i f eandmos tofal l ,Ime tal otof wonde r f ulpe opl ef r om manypl ac e s .


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I NF OPOI NT Whe nyo uc o mei nt ot heY o ut hCe nt r e ,yo uar efir s twe l c o me dbyav o l unt e e rs i t t i ngi nt hei nf opo i nt .Thei nf opo i nti sani nf o r mat i o nde s kc r e at e df o rt hel o c al s whowantt ok no wmo r eabo utt hec e nt r e .The r e ,yo uc anas kt hepr o gr am wi t h t hewo r k s ho psandr e gi s t e r ,s i mpl ybygi v i ngyo urc o nt ac tde t ai l s .De pe ndi ngo n t hedat eandt heho ur ,yo uwi l lfindF ar hana,Ras a,Gabyo rKat ar z yna,t hef o ur f o r e i gnv o l unt e e r swo r k i ngi nt hee v e ni ngs c he dul e .Tho s egi r l sar eatyo urdi s po s alt oans we ral lyo urque s t i o nsandupdat eyo uabo utt hee v e nt s ,par t i e sand ne wac t i v i t i e so r gani s e dbyt hec e nt r e . Thei nf opo i nti sal s ot hepl ac ewhe r eyo uwi l lge tmo r ei nf o r mat i o nabo utt he Eur o pe anVo l unt ar ySe r v i c e( EVS)ando t he rpr o gr amst hatal l o wyo ungpe o pl et o goabr o ad( L e o nar do ,Er as mus . . . ) .TheY o ut hCe nt r e ,e x c e ptt hec ul t ur aldi me ns i o n,al s oai msatbe i ngar e f e r e nc es po tf o rt heyo ut hde v e l o pme ntt hr o ught he pr o mo t i o no fmo bi l i t yandmul t i c ul t ur al i s m.Thev o l unt e e r sar er e adyt ohe l pt he yo ungs t e r si nt e r e s t e di nwo r k i ngo rs t udyi ngabr o adbygi v i ngs o mehi nt s ,r unni ngal i s to ff r e epo s i t i o nsf o rEVSande v e nt ual l yc o ac hi ngt hemo r emo t i v at e d t hr o ugho utt hepr o c e dur e .F i nal l yt hei nf opo i nti sav e r ygo o dwayf o ryo ut o pr ac t i c eEngl i s ht hatyo une e dt oc o mmuni c at ewi t ht hef o r e i gnv o l unt e e r sand f o rt he mi ti sani c ewayt oge tc l o s e rt ot heGr e e kc o mmuni t y.Sof e e lf r e et oas k anyt hi ngyo umi ghtne e dands t ar tac o nv e r s at i o n! Asyo uk no w,t heY o ut hc e nt r e( pr o j e c to ft heo r gani z at i o nKANE)do e sno tr e c e i v eanyfinanc i als uppo r tf r o mt hego v e r nme nto ranys t at es ubv e nt i o n.I ti s o nl ywo r k i ngwi t ht heEVSpr o gr am al l o wanc e sandt hege ne r o s i t yo ff e wpe o pl e . Ri ghtf r o mt hec r e at i o no ft hec e nt r e ,weal waysr e f us e dt omak epe o pl epayf o r t hepr o po s e dac t i v i t i e s .I ti sv e r yi mpo r t antf o rust hatnomo ne yi sde mande d,a pr i nc i pl et hatmak e st heY o ut hc e nt r et heo nl yc ul t ur als t r uc t ur eac t ual l yo pe nt o e v e r ybo dyi nKal amat a. Butyo umayhav eno t i c e do nt hei nf opo i ntde s k ,a' Ko ubar a' ,de c o r at e dbyt he v o l unt e e r s .I nt he r e ,yo uc ando nat ef o rt hec e nt r eatanyt i meandac c o r di ngt o yo urpr e f e r e nc e .Themo ne yc o l l e c t e dwi l lhe l pust oi mpr o v et hec e nt r eby buyi ngne wmat e r i al ,fix i ngt hebui l di ngands uppo r t i ngbi ge v e nt s . Thankyouf oryourge ne r os i t y!


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E MI L YI NT HE AT E R Youwe r ei nt het he at r ewor ks hopl as tye ar .Andnowyou’ v e e nt e r e dt heAdv anc e dt he at r el e s s ons .Howi si tt owor kwi t h yourol dt e ammat e s ? I ' mr e al l yhappyt obei nv ol v e di nt he“ t he at e rwor l d”f oranot he rye ar .Thi sye ar ' s adv anc e dt e am hasgots omeoft hel as tye ars t ude nt s ,buts omene wone shav e j oi ne di naswene e de de x t r ape opl ef ort her ol e soft hepl aywe ' r epr e par i ngf or .

Canyout e l lusmor eaboutt hepl ayyou’ r epr e par i ng? Y e swear epr ac t i c i ngf ort hepl ay" Ξυ πν αΒασί λ η"i nEngl i s h" Wak eupBi l l " .I ti sa v e r yi nt e r e s t i ngpl aywr i t t e ni nt he60s .I tt al k saboutt hepol i t i c als i t uat i onatt he t i me ,i nGr e e c eofc our s e .Par t i c ul ar l y,t he r ei sBi l l ,ar i ghtwi ngwhoi sv e r yc ons e r v at i v eandt he r ei sac ol l e agueofhi swhos e e shi ms e l fasac ommuni s t .We l lt he s t or yge t sc ompl i c at e dandt hear eal otofot he rpe opl ei nv ol v e di nt hes t or y.

Howi st hepr ac t i s egoi ng? Thepr ac t i c ef or t unat e l yi sgoi ngv e r ywe l l .We l latl e as tt hati swhatourde ardi r e c t ori st e l l i ngusandIt hi nks hek nowsbe t t e r .WhatIc ans ayi st hatpr ac t i c i ngi sv e r y t i r i ng,butl uc k i l yv e r yi nt e r e s t i ngatt hes amet i me .Wehav e n' tye ts t ar t e dt he ac t ualpl ayi ngbutwehav emadeal otofwor kont hec har ac t e re ac honeofusi s pl ayi ng.Thi si sabas i candv e r yhar dj obwhi c hge t syoui nt hepe r s onal i t yofyour c har ac t e r .

Howmanyr e he ar s al sdoyouhav e ? We l lunt i lnow,al lofusar ehav i ngt wor e he ar s al sof3hour se ac h.A e rChr i s t masI t hi nkwe ’ l lhav e2hour se ac hday.Butt hat ’ sgoi ngt obef ort hepe opl ewhos ec har ac t e r sar epl ayi ngt hes c e newear epr ac t i c i nge ac ht i me .

Whe nar eyougoi ngt ope r f or m? Hope f ul l ywear egoi ngt ope r f or mi nt hemi ddl eofApr i lbuti ti snots ur eye t .As t i megoe sbywewi l lbemor es ur eaboutwhate x ac t l yi sgoi ngt ohappe n.


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OT HONOS I nSe pt e mbe rt hemuni c i pal i t yde c i de dt ogi v et heΠλ α τ ε ι αΌτ ηων οςt o t hec e nt e rasas pac et ous ef r e e l y,hav ee v e nt s ,f e s t i v al s ,par t i e s , wor k s hops ,mus i chappe ni ngs ,par ade s ,what e v e rac t i onyouc ant hi nk of .I ne x c hangewehav et oc l e anandt ak ec ar eofi t .Ev e r yMondaywe ( ac hangi nggr oupofv ol unt e e r s )ar ec l e ani ngandc ol l e c t i ngt r as h.We t r yt os e par at et heor gani candr e s i dualwas t e( t hi ngst hatyouc an’ t r e c yc l e )i nor de rt obeagoode x ampl ei nt r as hs e par at i on.I t ’ smos t l y v e r yi nt e r e s t i ngt oge ti nc ont ac twi t ht hene i ghbor s ,e s pe c i al l yf orus , be c aus ewear ene wi nt own.Ev e nwhe npe opl ege tabi tc onf us e d aboutwhywear ec l e ani ngapubl i cs pac e( e s pe c i al l ybe c aus ewedoi t v ol unt ar i l y! ) .Butt he r ear eal s ope opl ewhos uppor tus ,he l pc l e ani ngor wantt oge ti nt ouc hwi t hus . I nc ol l abor at i onwi t hRe t hi nk pr oj e c twenowwi l lge tac ompos t i ngt ank f ort heal lr e s i de nt soft heΠλ α τ ε ι αΌτ ηων ος .I twi l lbeputont hegr e e n pat c h,t heonene x tt ot hes t r e e t .Thi sac hanc ef orus-t heY out h c e nt e rwi t hal li t ss t a andyou-t or e c yc l eouror gani cwas t e . Si nc et heot he rt ankgots t ol e nl as tt i me ,wenowwantt ogi v easmuc h i nf or mat i onaspos s i bl et oav oi dmi s unde r s t andi ngsandpr obl e ms .Ke e p ane yeoutf ori nf or mat i onall e afle t si nt heY out hc e nt e r .Butofc our s e weal s ous eyourhe l p,s opl e as es pr e adt hei de aandi nf or mat i on! Iam al waysav ai l abl ef orque s t i ons ,c omme nt sori de as !=)

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PARTI ES T oc e l e br at et hebe gi nni ngo fane wpagei nt hehi s t o r yo ft he Y o ut hCe nt e r ,t hebr andne wt e am o r gani s e das e r i e so fpar t i e si n Oc t o be r .Att heo c c as i o no ft heL at i nOr i ent alpar t y,t heďŹ r s t o o rwasr e de c o r at e dwi t hc ur t ai ns ,c andl e sandc us hi o ns .I na magi cat mo s phe r e ,pe o pl ec o ul ddanc eo ndie r e nts t yl e sand pr ac t i s es al s a,t ango ,be l l ydanc e . . . Onewe e kl at e r ,s i ngi ngwasho no ur e di nt heKar aokepar t y andwi t hami k ei nt hehand,anybo dyc o ul dbeas t ar . The nt heI nt er cul t ur alpar t ygav et heo ppo r t uni t yf o rt hev o l unt e e r st oi nt r o duc et he i rc o unt r i e st ot heGr e e kc o mmuni t y.The danc ei ni t i at i o ns ,t hemus i cando fc o ur s et hef o o dwe r egr e at l y appr e c i at e dbye v e r yo ne . Thel as tpar t ywast heDecadepar t ywhi c hwe ntt hr o ught he hi s t o r yo fmus i cwi t hdie r e ntmus i cge nr e s ,s uc hasj az z , r o c k &r o l l ,di s c o ,po po re l e c t r o . I fyo uhav eanyi de as ,pl e as et e l lo neo fus !Wewo ul dl i k et ok e e p o no r gani s i ngpar t i e s ,bei tdanc e ,c ul t ur ee x c hange ,mus i c , game s ,what e v e r !L e tusk no w; )


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PART YST ORY F r i dayt he7t hofOc t obert woofourvol unt eer satt hec ent er , F ar hanaandVanes s a,or gani s edal at i nor i ent alpar t y. Iar r i v e datt hepar t yal i t t l el at ewi t ht hr e eo fmyho us e mat e s ;Mi c hal ,Gabr i e l a andRas a.Wear r i v e dc o mpl e t e l ys o ak e d,asi thadbe e nr ai ni ngal lday.Ass o o n aswee nt e r e dt hec e nt e rwewe r eo v e r whe l me dwi t hat hi c kandi nt r i gui ngs me l l o fbur ni ngi nc e ns eandt hes o undo fpe o pl ec hat t i ng.Ther o o m wasde c o r at e d wi t hc o l o r e dpi l l o ws ,bl ank e t sandflo we r s ;t he yhadgo neal lo uto nt hi s !The e v e ni ngs t ar t e do wi t has mal ls ho wwi t ht hr e edie r e ntdanc e sf r o mt heni ght ’ s t he me s ;Sal s a,T angoandBe l l ydanc i ng.Iwast o l dt hati twass uppo s e dt obea s ho wo bys o meo ft hepar t i c i pant sf r o mv ar i o uswo r k s ho psatt hec e nt e r ,but s i nc ehar dl yanyo nes ho we dupf r o ms ai dwo r k s ho ps ,wehadt ofil li nwi t hEVS v o l unt e e r s .I twasr e al l yf un,butIam no ts ur ee v e r yo nef o l l o we dt hes t e psc o mpl e t e l y,e s pe c i al l yno tme .AndImi ghthav es k i ppe do uto nt hebe l l ydanc i ng par t …! Thee v e ni ngpr o gr e s s e dwi t hgr e atv ar yi ngmus i c ;mo s t l yL at i noandyo uwe r e abl et obuyc he apbe e r s ,wi neo rs o daf r o mt he‘ bar ’t he yhads e tupi napar to f t her o o m.A e rane v e ni ngo fdanc i ng,dr i nk i ngands o c i al i z i ngwi t hs o meo ft he l o c al swee nde dwi t haF r e nc hdanc et hat( Imus tadmi t )Idi dno tr e al l yge tt he s t e pst o ,buti twasabl as t .Al li nal l ,agr e atfir s tpar t yhe r ei nKal amat a,many t hank sf o rt hec o o r di nat o r sF ar hanaandVane s s a.Myo nl y‘ c o mpl ai nt ’wast hati t di dno tl as tl o nge no ugh!

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DAYCARECE NT E R I ´ m wo r k i ngi nt geDayc ar ec e nt e rwi t h di s abi l i t i e sc hi l dr e n,c o nc r e t e l ywi t haut i s msc hi l d.Mypr o j e c ti sv e r yi nt e r e s t i ng be c aus ei st hefir s tt i mewo r k i ngwi t h t hi sk i ndo fdi s abi l i t yandI ´ ml e ar ni nga l o t .Mai nl ywear et r yi ngt omak et he c hi l dr e nsbe c o memo r ei nde pe nde nt ,be c aus ei squi t edic ul tf o rt he mt odo s o met hi ngsl i k ee at i ng,l e ar ni ngt he c o l o r s ,o rus i ngt het o i l e tf o re x ampl e . Weal s os t i mul at et hec hi l dwi t ht o ys , s i ngi ngs o ngs ,e t c . .I ´ m wo r k i ngwi t ho ut o t he ri nt e r nat i o nalv o l unt e e r s .Myc o wo r k e r sar ehe l pi ngwi t hal lIne e d,be c aus et hi si ss o me t hi ngne wf o rme .F o r t unat e l y,I ´ ml e ar ni ngGr e e k swo r ds e v e r yday.Theuni quef o r mo fc o mmuni c at i o nt hatIhav ewi t ht hec hi l dr e ni s v e r yf unnyt ome . Kal amat ai saqui e tt o wn,att hemo me nt Ic o ul dno ts e emuc hbutIdo n’ tdi s l i k e ,I c o mef r o m ac i t ys i mi l ari npo pul at i o n andIl i k et hee nv i r o nme ntandl i f ehe r e . Al s ot hepe o pl ehe r ear ei nt e r e s t e di nt he Spani s hl anguage ,s of o rno wIhav e be e nwe l lr e c e i v e dwhe r eIhav ebe e n.


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ECO-PROJ ECT Env i r onme nt alwor ki nKal amat a Whe nIappl i e df o rmypr o j e c tatKANEi nMar c ht hi sye ar ,Ij us tk ne wt hatΙ want e dt odos o me t hi ngwi t h‘ t heEnv i r o nme nt ’ .Andt hede s c r i pt i o no fEnv i r o nme nt alF ar mi ngfitpe r f e c t l yt ot hatbl ur r yi mageIhadi nmi nd:“ Co mbi ni ng t he o r e t i c alwo r kabo uthe l pi ngo urpl ane twi t hwo r k i ngo ut s i dei nt henat ur eand t al k i ngwi t hpe o pl eabo uti t ” .No wIam happyt obepar to ft hef o l l o wi ngpr o j e c t s . F i r s t l yIwo r katt hef ar mo fMi r t oF i f a,Αγ ροκ τ ηµαΦοι φα,whi c hi nc l ude st he Τ ράπε ζ ασπόρων ,t heSe e dsCo l l e c t i o n;mo r et hanhundr e dt r adi t i o nals e e dst o pr e s e r v et hev ar i e t yo fpl ant s .Mi r t of o unde dmo s to ft hepr o j e c t sands hehasa ni c ev i s i o nabo utt hi ngs .Il i k et hei mageo fuswo r k i ngt o ge t he rdur i ngt hene x t ye ar ,al s owi t hhe rf r i e ndsand‘ c o l l e ague s ’whoar eni c epe o pl e .Gar de nandfie l d wo r kar emyj o baswe l l ,wi t hs o wi ng,pl ant i ngs e e dl i ngs ,mai nt ai ni ngt hegr o und o rhar v e s t i ng.AndIt ak ec ar eo ft hewe bs i t e s ,F ac e bo o k page sandl o o kar o und f o rne wi de as( myf av o r i t epar t ) .Ie s pe c i al l yl i k edo i ngt hi sf o rRe : t hi nk ,apr o j e c t o ft hef ar m,whi c hi nc l ude sc o mpo s t i ngac t i o nsf o rKal amat aandr e c yc l i ngi de as f o rt hee v e r ydayl i f e . Myo wnpr o j e c ti st heΠλ α τ ε ι αΌτ ηων ος :Themuni c i pal i t yde c i de dt ol e tt he Κε ν τ ροΝε ο νus ei tatanyt i mef o ranyt hi ngwewant ,asapaybac kwehav et o c l e ani to nc eawe e k .F o rt hatImai nl ypl anandc ar r yo utt hec l e ani ng,e v e nt s , pr o mo t i o nandc o mpo s t .Thel as tpar ti st hel i nkt oRe : t hi nk .Wewi l lputo neo f t heRe : t hi nkc o mpo s t i ngt ank si nt hes quar e ,f r e et obeus e dbyal lt hene i ghbo r s .I twi l lbeputt he r ebe t we e nt hee ndo fNo v e mbe randbe gi nni ngo fDe c e mbe r .I ’ ml o o k i ngf o r war dt ot hi s ,i t ’ sane ws t e pf o rt r as hs e par at i o nandi tgi v e s t hepe o pl ear o undt hec hanc et or e c yc l e .Al s oal o to fne i ghbo r sl i k et hei de aand Ial r e adygo ts o mes uppo r twhi c hmak e si te as yt oc o nt i nue .Ευ χ αρι στ ο! I fyo uwanti nf o r mat i o nabo utc o mpo s t i ngo ro neo ft heo t he rpr o j e c t sf e e lf r e et o as kme ,Ial waysl i k et oi nc l ude( gr e e k )i de as !

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F OTI NI What ’ syourr ol ei nt hecent r e? Is t ar t e dwor ki ngf ort heNGOSoc i alYout hDe v e l opme nt( K. A. NE. ) t hi sSe pt e mbe r .I nt heYout hCe nt r eofKal amat a,oneoft hemai n ac t i v i t i e sofK. A. NE. ,Iac tasc oor di nat oroft heac t i v i t i e s .I not he r wor ds ,Iar r anget het i me t abl ef ort heac t i v i t i e s ,mak es ur ee v e r yt hi ngr unss moot hl y,pr ov i des uppor tt ot hev ol unt e e r soft he c e nt r e( l oc alandEVS) ,r e s ol v epr obl e mswhe nt he yappe ar ,e t c . Whatdi dyoudobef or eyoucamet ot hecent r e? Iwasal waysi nt e r e s t e di nNGOwor k.That ’ swhy,a e robt ai ni ng myMas t e r ’ sde gr e ei nVi ol e nc e ,Confli c tandDe v e l opme ntf r om t heUni v e r s i t yofL ondon,Iwe ntf orani nt e r ns hi pi nt heCe nt r ef or t heSt udyofDe moc r ac yi nSofia,Bul gar i a,be f or er e t ur ni ngt oKal amat ai n2005. Ae rt hat ,i nNov e mbe r2006,Iwe ntt owor katt heCul t ur alT r i angl eofPr e s pa( CTP) ,anNGOont hebor de r swi t hAl bani aand f YROM,ac t i v ei nt hefie l dsofChi l dr e nandYout h,NGONe t wor ki ng ands us t ai nabl eT our i s m De v e l opme nt .A e rt hr e eye ar sofwor ki ngt he r easpr oj e c tmanage randge ne r alc oor di nat or ,Idec i de dt o l e av ePr e s paandmov et oAt he ns ,whe r eIwaswor ki ngasabook e di t or ,whi l es t i l lc ol l abor at i ngwi t hCTPase x t e r nalas s oc i at e . L as tJ ul y,Ide c i de dt or e t ur npe r mane nt l yt oKal amat a.So,he r eI am! ! ! Youcanspeakei ghtl anguagesandyoucansi ngand dancewel l .How di dyoul ear nal lt heset hi ngs? We l l ,fir s tofal l ,Il ov el e ar ni ngl anguage s ,i t ’ smyhobby!Someof t he s el anguage sIl e ar ne dasac hi l d,s omeoft he m dur i ngmy s t udi e satt hede par t me ntofBal kan,Sl av oni candOr i e nt als t udi e s ,s omef r om e x pe r i e nc eands omej us tf orf un!


IN ITOF Asf ors i ngi ng,Iam s i ngi nge v e rs i nc eIc anr e me mbe rmys e l f .I al waysl ov e dmus i c ,It ookpi anol e s s onsasac hi l dandIwas s i ngi ngi nac hoi rf ormanyye ar s .T woye ar sagoIde c i de dt oal s o t ak es i ngi ngc l as s e satt hec ons e r v at or y.Danc i ngi sal s ooneof mygr e at e s tl ov e st hatc amequi t el at ei nmyl i f e .Is t ar t e ddanc i ngSal s ai n2005,buts t oppe ddur i ngt heye ar st hatIs t aye di n Pr e s pa.Si nc e2009,Iam pr ac t i c i ngI nt e r nat i onalL at i n. Doyouhaveanypl ansf orpr oj ect s? Ial wayshav ei de asf orpr oj e c t s !Onemont hago,weappl i e df ora pr oj e c tt hatc onc e r nst hewome nofKal amat a.Wear eal s opr e par i ngappl i c at i onsf orayout he x c hangeabouts t r e e tar t st hat wi l lt ak epl ac ei nKal amat at hi ss umme raswe l lasf orat r ai ni ng c al l e d“ F or malEduc at i onme e t sNonF or malL e ar ni ng–t hec ompe t e nc ebas e dappr oac h” .I nge ne r al ,wet r yt ok e e pac t i v eandwe ar eal waysope nt one wi de as ! Whatdoyouwi shf ort hecent r e? Iwi s hf ort heYout hCe nt r eofKal amat at ok e e pgr owi ngandI wi s ht hats ome daywewi l lhav et hes pac eandc apac i t yt odo e v e nmor eac t i v i t i e s ! Youwor kedi nmanycount r i es/ci t i es,whyKal amat a? Kal amat ai snotane we x pe r i e nc ef orme .Imov e dhe r ewi t hmy f ami l yf r om Pi r ae usi n1994,s oIfini s he dhi ghs c hoolhe r e .Al t houghIam notor i gi nal l yf r om Kal amat a,Ihav ec omet oc ons i de ri tmyhome .Be s i de s ,i t ’ sac i t yt hatc ombi ne se x t r e menat ur albe aut ywi t har i c hc ul t ur all i f eandpr ov i de samuc hbe t t e r qual i t yofl i f et hanbi gc i t i e sl i k eAt he nsore v e nThe s s al oni ki . Whatmor ec anIas kf or ?

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You’ r eoneoft hemos tf ami l i arf ac esar oundt hec ent r e.Whatdoest he yout hc ent r er epr es entf oryou? Theyout hc e nt r ei sl i k eane s c apef r om e v e r ydayl i f eandt hepr obl e msi tc ar r i e s .Whe ns ome onee nt e r st hec e nt r e ,t he yi mme di at e l yf e e lf r e et oe x pr e s s t he ms e l v e sande x pandt he i rhor i z ons .Onc eyouc ome ,you’ l lme e tas mi l e y war mf ac et hatwi l lwe l c omeyouandt hat ’ si t …youar er e adyt os t ar tane w e x pe r i e nc e .Theyout hc e nt r ef ormei st hepl ac et o:me e tne wpe opl ewho s har et hes amei nt e r e s t s ,ge tt ok nowt hedie r e ntEur ope anc ul t ur e soft he v ol unt e e r sandpar t i c i pat ei nt hec e nt r e ’ sac t i v i t i e st hatar equi t eal otand t he yi nc r e as ewe e kt owe e k … Whi c hwor ks hopsar eyouat t endi ng?Whi c honei syourf avour i t eand why? I ’ v es t ar t e df ol l owi ngt heyout hc e nt r e ’ swor k s hopsl as tye arwi t ht hes al s a, Spani s handF r e nc hl e s s ons .Thi sye arI ’ m par t i c i pat i ngi nt heSal s al e s s onsf or be gi nne r s ,t heBe l l ydanc el e s s onsandt heThe at r ewor k s hopf orbe gi nne r s .I c an’ ts e par at et he s et hr e eandc ons i de roneoft he m asmyf av our i t e ,be c aus e e ac honeo e r ss ome t hi ngc ompl e t e l ydie r e ntandal lt het e ac he r sdot he i r be s tt opas st he i rk nowl e dget ot hepar t i c i pant s .Theonl yt hi ngIc anme nt i on i st hatt hec ombi nat i onoft he s e3wor k s hopsmak e smeagr e ats uppor t e rof t heanc i e ntGr e e kquot e“ he al t hymi ndi nahe al t hybody” .


A I FOS You’ r eal s ot hement orofoneoft hef or ei gnvol unt eer .How doyoue xper i enc et hi snew r ol e? Thi sr ol ei sr e al l yc hal l e ngi ngf orme .Whe ns ome oneas k syout os uppor tand adv i c eav ol unt e e rf r om anot he rc ount r y,youdon’ tr e al l yk nowwhatt odoi ni t i al l y.We l l ,Iam j us tt r yi ngt ohe l pmy‘ ne wf r i e nd’t oge tar ound;wedi s c us sa l otaboutt hepr obl e mss hemi ghtf ac ei nKal amat a,r e gar di nghe rwor kand t her e l at i ons hi pswi t hal lt hepe opl ear ound.Weal s ot al kaboutt het r adi t i ons i nGr e e c e ,t hewayGr e e k sar et hi nk i ngandhowdie r e nti tmi ghtbef r om t he waype opl el i v eandt hi nki nhe rc ount r y.Weal s os har et hes amei nt e r e s ti n phot ogr aphy…andI ’ ms ohappyf ort hat ,be c aus ewehav et hec hanc et ogoon e x c ur s i onst oge t he rands he ’ sme e t i ngne wpe opl et hatar ei nt e r e s t e di nphot ogr aphyaswe l landwear eal ldi s c us s i ngaboutphot ogr aphyandi t sbe aut y. I t ’ si mpor t antt ome nt i ont hought hatIgai nf r om t hi sr ol easwe l l ,I ’ v eme ta r e al l yi nt e r e s t i ngpe r s on( ane wf r i e nd)andhe rc ul t ur e ,Ipr ac t i c emyEngl i s h andF r e nc h( abi t ! )andIge tt os e emyc i t yf r om anot he rpoi ntofv i e w,l i k e e v e r yt hi ngi sbr andne wandI ’ v ej us tmov e dhe r e ! Weknow t hatyou’ r ever ygoodatphot ogr aphy.Whynotdoane xhi bi t i oni nt hec ent r e? Thi sque s t i onmademel aughi ni t i al l y,Ic an’ tpr omi s eanyt hi ng…Iam abi t s hyIgue s s ,butIam s ur et hatwewi l lor gani z es ome t hi ngpr e t t ys ooni nt he Y out hCe nt r e ,s os t ayt une d! ! !

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