“I’ll be a different Nikoloz after this promising year” • Nikoloz Kurashvili

Nikoloz Kurashvili is a Georgian volunteer who joined Active Women Association in Sosnowiec, Poland and carries out his long-term European Solidarity Corps project funded by Erasmus +. Read what he says about his upcoming experience:

” “Jestem Nikoloz”, these are the only words that I can clearly say in Polish so far, but I already feel that I’m on the right track and I’ll be a different Nikoloz after this promising year. Anyway, as I mentioned, I am Nikoloz, 27 years old,  MBA Student, from Georgia and I would like to share with you my feelings and expectations regarding ESC Volunteering project in Sosnowiec.

After the interesting and challenging recruitment process, which lasted a bit longer than it was intended primarily, due to the uncertainty caused by the pandemic, finally, I got selected in the “Theatre for Social Change” project in Sosnowiec. I remember how happy I was with this news and this excitement is still with me and seems that it will last until the end of the project. Volunteering in ESC for me is not only about the specific job or work you are assigned to do, but completely new stage of life. Besides the competences that an ESC volunteer gains in respect of certain activates, he has an opportunity to live in an international environment, get used to the independent life, travel, meet with people from all over the world, make friends and have life-lasting memories.

In my point of view, being a part of this amazing project entitles me with the chance to contribute to strengthening important social values, like equality,  justice, human rights, freedom of speech, liberty… From the stage or even at the beautiful and cozy shared flat where I’ll be living with the other volunteers during the following year, I will be promoting and spreading this values and making world the better place to live for everyone, which I think is the main purpose of European Solidarity Corps volunteers.

Finally, I would say that I am totally ready and eager to start this journey. It is going to be a significant experience for me and will help me in my future life” – Nikoloz Kurashvili.