Olá a todos! This day has come – my adventure in Madeira is coming to an end. Eight months as a volunteer at the Teatro Metaphora passed very quickly. Now it is time to return home to Poland. I already know that I will miss this place and the people very much, but I am … More Até logo, Madeira!
I can’t believe this is my last article, I can’t believe that in a week I will be in France… Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about the changes in each volunteer, for example I find that the people who have changed the most are Magda and Pietro. When I look at pictures of them … More Adios Madeira
Olá a todos! April was a month where we had a lot of different workshops – with seniors, children, and in our Metaphora group. In today´s article, I would like to tell you about what a discovery all the activities we carried out with the children of Câmara de Lobos were for me. The first … More Working with children from Câmara de Lobos￼
It is difficult to make a decision about becoming a volunteer. I remember when I was thinking about leaving home. It wasn’t easy – I was leaving for six months and going to a strange country, where I didn’t know anybody close. I had an interview with Lidia, my project coordinator, who tried to discourage … More Want to be an ESC volunteer? See why you have to take a chance!
On Madeira I managed to make my two dreams come true. Both dreams have something in common, and that is water, or more specifically – the ocean. In December we organised a surprise for Kasia’s birthday. The surfing lesson was a gift for her, but everyone expressed their desire to try it (it was my … More How to make a childhood dream come true.
Already 6 months in Madeira… and I’m starting to miss my life in Paris. Every year I used to go to mass the week before Easter with my family, it’s not something I love but it’s a kind of tradition for me. That’s why I wanted to go to the Mass in Camara, to have … More Mass in Camara
Me and the other volunteers recently went to the island of Porto Santo, which is a small and beautiful island located just 2,5 hours by ferry from Madeira. Before, I wasn’t sure if it is worth it to even bother to visit that place. After all, we already live on Madeira, which is a really … More Porto Santo Island – the European Hawaii
From the beginning of my stay here at Madeira, we have been organising activities for the elderly, at the local center for old ladies called CACJ. Over the three months of my stay here, we have changed the workshops multiple times, so as to make the activities more pleasant for the ladies. Turned out we … More My CACJ – what do the ladies love?
After a long break, I am back with more news about the activities and gossips from Teatro Metaphora! Last week we had immense pleasure to welcome kids from a local school – Escola Ribeiro de Alforra. We were visited by more than twenty kids and for over two hours we had all sorts of activities … More The power of team work
In recent years I really loved participating in theatrical improvisation classes during my time in Amsterdam. I always had loads of fun, and it was an outlet for what I did for as long as I can remember with my family and friends – pretending to be different characters in spontaneous ways. But what crossed … More My first improv workshop!