When I was asked to participate in a training in intercultural facilitation (workcamp) in Germany, it really cost me to understand what it was ... I can say that only now that I am living the experience I understand the dimension of the organizations that work to carry out projects with volunteers of all the world. What is a workcamp or field of work?
It involves the participation of people from different places, living in the same place, working to achieve common goals, where it allows the knowledge of the different social, cultural, economic realities, both of the volunteers who participate in the project and of the community local where it is developed. There are different types of fields depending on the topics on which one works: Reconstruction, Environment, Art, Social Work, Construction.
Being a training I first attended a six-day seminar in Essen in eastern Germany, where I met young people from Serbia, Spain, Thailand, Kenya, Mexico, England, Colombia, USA, and obviously from Germany, I am still surprised by the multiplicity of identities, customs where vegan and vegetarian awareness predominates and how each one in a climate of respect could express and debate his vision about the stereotypes that each country has.
I really live this as a challenge, Europe was never in my plans because of my own prejudices, of which I am fortunately opening up, breaking a personal barrier that transforms me day by day.
My thanks are infinite to the UNDAV, as well as to the Up to the South Program of Fundacion SES; but first of all I am happy that this type of opportunity is taking place in a public University in full growth and that anyone can access.
I am proud to be studying in my town and in an institution that publishes a career that has always been priced. This trip for me is an additional one that motivates me to continue, carry out personal projects and above all to defend PUBLIC EDUCATION.