My name is Gökhan, from Turkey. I’m a volunteer in Székelyudvarhely. It has been 45 days since I came here and I want to share my first impression of the city and my life here.
First of all, I should say that my expectation was a bit different from what I saw. This city is more active and social than I thought. People are friendly and smiley, sometimes It’s a problem to communicate with them but soon I believe that I will solve this problem by learning Hungarian. My co-workers are so kind, we have already became friends. We had enjoyable activities in that short-term such as English camp, team building meetings, concerts and so on. I even participated in a wedding ceremony of one of my colleagues and I loved it very much.
Basically, I can say that I’m here to provide utmost benefit for a target group. It could be kindergarten kids, high school youngsters or a part of the society. We started in kindergartens by teaching English at the basic level. Communication with such small kids it’s the most difficult part of this right now, but it will be easier when we get used to each other. Also, we are planning ‘English Speaking Hour’ event for youngsters who are interested. Our aim is to improve their speaking skills and make them feel comfortable while speaking English. That will be a great opportunity for them to express themselves to foreign people. In addition as volunteers, we are helping our co-workers about on-going projects. It’s just a beginning, we’ll add new projects to benefit society.
Everything is on the right track so far. My new life exceeded my expectation. I’m glad to be here. I hope I can say the same thing at the end of my project.