Ilona Chukhua is a Georgian volunteer who joined Polska Fundacja im. Roberta Schumana (PFRS), in Poland and carries out her long-term European Solidarity Corps project funded by Erasmus +. Read what she says about her upcoming experience:
I think volunteering is very interesting and comprehensive to develop myself and make changes in the environment in which I am.
I graduated from the International Relations Bachelor Program at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Humanities and Education in the International Black Sea University, after which I decided to bring something new into my life. At the same time, as you know, Covid Pandemic and the situation surrounding it have changed the lives of all of us. I realized that I was slowly moving into a passive mode, so it became very important for me to find any challenge that would make my days more interesting and fun. That’s why I started looking for different volunteer projects. After this, I found this amazing project and now I am participating in the project “Schuman Volunteers” in Poland within the European Solidarity Corps. The project is being implemented specifically in Warsaw and I think everything will be very exciting and it gives me new experiences.
At first, I did not know how to start all this or how to cope with the new challenges, but when I got information related to the goals and essence of the project I realized that this was what I needed.
I think volunteering will help me to find myself, make new friends in a foreign country, share new cultures and traditions. I think I will be able to learn Polish at a certain level as well.
Why this project? It gives to me an excellent chance to take part in the process of raising children and encourage them with a broad variety of activities. I feel excited as I believe my experience and qualification will allow me to take on challenges associated with such a role.
What about program or Warsaw? The program is amazing and Warsaw is super interesting for new experiences and challenges.