”Volunteering was a time when I found myself and a new home” • Lineta Mskhaladze

Lineta Mskhaladze is a Georgian volunteer who joined Tallinna Lastesõim Hellik, in Estonia and carried out her long-term European Solidarity Corps project funded by Erasmus +. Read what she says about her experience:

    ”I am Lineta 20 years old Georgian girl. I am a third year student at BSU, Faculty of Economics and Business. Due to the pandemic, the situation was difficult all over the world, the study continued online, and it was during this period that I discovered Erasmus + volunteer projects and became very interested. These projects are great chance for everyone who wants to change something in life, gain new experience, meet new people and most importantly become more independent. Already in school, I had a dream to go abroad alone, because the foreign cultures were very extraordinary for me. Explore places and getting different life experience means a lot of to me. Northern countries have always been on my bucket list, I always wanted to know more about their culture and daily routine. And now I’m sitting full of the emotions and adventures from Estonia.

     I spent 10 amazing months in Tallinn, Estonia with wonderful people. Every day was a chance for new opportunity, new challenges and goals. This project gave me the opportunity to be more confident in myself, I believe that everything is possible, the main thing is to start and never give up. At the beginning, I was in the process of getting used to it, everything is different and seemed strange to me, but soon I got to know people, their culture, places that I love very much. Within the framework of the project, I had several trainings, which were also very interesting, and we shared our experiences, future plans and goals.

   It is also worth noting how pleasant it is to learn a new language. Also travel around the country and abroad. I am very grateful for every moment and place. Each new place was the beginning of a story and full of discoveries, happy adventures. The best part was the people, the northern lights and seeing Viking history with my own eyes. But not only these, because everything was beautiful and I believe that the world is more wonderful and full of possibilities than we can imagine.” – Lineta Mskhaladze