This time spent here has been the most enriching period of my life. Not only have I learned to a great extend about myself but also, I was able to have an impact on the Greek society. All the articles written, all those radio broadcasts hosted, all the preparation for the ESL lessons, and all the time spending with asylum seeker children have paid off. What a paradox right? I have been paid with no money, just with personal growth, what in the era of hyper-productivism is the greatest reward I could ever have asked for.
I feel incredibly grateful for having lived this experience, and also for having shared it with all my workmates, who have made this summer one of the best of my life. We have been a very heterogenous group, which has been even more enriching. Each one of them has taught me a different way to laugh, to love, and to have fun of course.
I would also like to take advantage of this space that has been given to me to remind you that if I have been able to take part in this program is only because the EU has invested money in Erasmus + projects and its political willingness is to guide the youth towards its self-development. I believe that in the times of scepticism that we are going through is extremely important to clarify who is behind all these initiatives.
Finally, I would like to encourage you all to take part in the European Solidarity Corps as it is a unique opportunity and it will boost your personal skills and values. We only live once and the world is too big to not wanting to explore it.
ANA ROJO SÁNCHEZ
Ana is a Spanish volunteer in Praxis organization, writing her own experience about the project.