“Such opportunities are vital for young people to figure out their interests and themselves along the way.” • Tekla Berianidze

Tekla Berianidze is a Georgian volunteer who will join Non-gormental organization “Way of Thracians” in Kavarna, Bulgaria and carry out her short-term European Solidarity Corps project funded by Erasmus +. Read what she says about her upcoming experience:

“In 2020 I graduated from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University with a bachelor’s degree in International Relations. Before the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak, I had a possibility to study at Charles University in Prague where I had a chance to get closer acquainted with European Culture. This experience motivated me to never stop searching for gaining new experiences which, honestly, creates our whole life and memories.  I have participated in loads of international projects and I firmly believe that spending 40 days in the beautiful coast of Bulgaria would be a wonderful foundation of getting to know its ancient history, traditions and culture.

I would like to point out that volunteering projects incentivize person to develop leadership skills and represent the creation of a better world. I have always been fond of history and have continuously expressed interest in exploring different cultures. This project is well in accordance with my interests and expectations, therefore, participating in archeological excavations will be a new challenge and a foundation of another exciting experience. Additionally, I would love to emphasize that Bulgaria stands out with its rich culture and traditions. “On the Way of Thracians” gives a chance to operate in a museum which will be highly beneficial for me due to my passion for history as museums are the basis of learning country’s unique history.

At a first glance, it might not be easy to determine one’s career path, hence such opportunities are vital for young people to figure out their interests and themselves along the way. Volunteer projects provide unique chances to learn about different cultures and overcome personal obstacles at the same time. It is important to be open to new experiences and seize the opportunity daily. We should believe that every single day is a beginning of a wonderful journey and better future as every single day is a new day for us.

Furthermore, I would like to point out that short-term program is an excellent beginning for figuring out what you really are passionate about.  This project is based on personal growth and assists one to gain a deep understanding of what does it mean to be a member of multicultural ambience which has an immense impact on every individual’s process of socialization.  As a result, I except that participating in this project will allow me to express myself in various ways and enthusiastically contribute to the team work. The key is to make a difference in the world and volunteer programs are one of the pioneers of this tremendous challenge” – Tekla Berianidze.