Un volontariat en Lettonie
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Un volontariat en Lettonie

Un exemple pour les autres

Sur la photo ci-dessus, vous voyez une partie de l’équipe des volontaires qui est actuellement en Lettonie, dont un jeune normand, à droite sur la photo. Bryann vient de Condé-en-Normandie et il vous montre l’exemple : On peut venir d’une petite commune normande, la tête et le coeur remplis de rêves (et un peu de courage) et aller à la conquête de nouveaux horizons, d’apprendre une nouvelle langue (le letton!), apprendre un nouveau métier, faire des rencontres formidables… bref passer une année merveilleuse !

Et pour tous ceux qui soutiennent encore des vieux stéréotypes du type « mais nous les français, on est NUL en languies étrangères », voici l’exemple contraire ! Bryann développe son anglais et après seulement deux mois il se débrouille déjà en letton.

Mais le mieux serait de lui laisser expliquer lui-même son expérience.  In English, of course !

ME, BRYANN, VOLUNTEER.

Hi, my name is Bryann HORCKMANS, I’m 24 and I’m from France. I lived in Normandy, one of the most beautiful regions in France, it is in the North-West, 80km from the ocean. Before going to Latvia, I was living with my parents. I studied at the University of Caen, in Normandy. I studied Foreign Applied Languages, so I learned English, Spanish and Italian through grammar and history so Foreign Civilization to be more precise. After university, I decided to take a break from it and not to find a regular job right after. So, I did a Civic Service in France, in an exhibition hall in a small town next to where I lived. It lasted six months. Then I decided to go abroad to learn more about eastern Europe then more about myself and my abilities to live far from my family and my friend and to adapt in a foreign place.
Now I am a volunteer for the European Association World-Our Home, in Rezekne.
Why am I doing an EVS in Latvia? Well … I have no real reason. The fact is that when I hear people talking about EVS, they all want to go to Spain, Germany, Italy etc … So, I decided not to do the same thing as them and choose an Eastern Europe country. These countries are part of Europe but there are not having the same standards of living as in Western Europe. I wanted to try something new and not to go to a country where I would feel like in France. Somewhere I would have challenges, like adapt to this new place, make friends in a country I don’t know anyone.
My work at WOH? I’m here as a volunteer to help the association creating projects to develop local projects and European’s by promoting the opportunities for social actions, intercultural exchanges and volunteering. I also help in organizing debates and lead discussions. I have to read the projects, know all the aims and objectives and work according to them. In the association, I have 3 colleagues, Natasha, the president of the association, Dace and Anastasia, my EVS mentor for the next 10 months.

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Si toi aussi, tu souhaites partir comme Bryann à l’étranger pour un volontariat. C’est possible ! Le premier pas, c’est d’en parler 🙂

A bientôt pour nos café d’échanges (le prochain rdv est le18 janvier), ouvert à tous* ou pour un rdv individuel à l’association suivant vos disponibilités.

 

 

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