Months of work, tons of clay, multiple ceramic workshops, engagement of several volunteers, researching and exploring local nature, culture and traditions, countless hours spent on each tile and all this to complete the project of the stairway – Caminho de São Bernardino in Câmara de Lobos. It’s been amazing to be part of this project, … More Stairway to heaven
New Year is here! It still doesn’t seem real and it will take a while for all of us to get used to writing the new date, but as always it was loudly celebrated in Funchal accompanied by an annual fireworks display. Although after about a month of hearing explosions every night and early morning … More Welcome 2023!
I have already spent 1,5 months at the Teatro Metaphora, so it is probably high time to introduce myself! Uff, what a time it has been! What have I been able to accomplish? Definitely become addicted to Pastel de nata, without which I can no longer imagine everyday life. But maybe let’s start from the … More Madeira, the new chapter in life
Olá! Last Saturday we all gathered early in the morning to go on a day trip around the island. Our group consisted of 20 people and I definitely felt like I was back in school and we were all going on a big school trip together. As we waited for the bus to come, we … More Tour around the island (aka school bus trip)
Hello, everyone! It is November and since this fall time usually reminded me of pumpkins, cinnamon, a hot cup of tea under a warm blanket by the fireplace and very short, cold, gloomy days, my arrival here to Madeira had changed it for me drastically. But first things first, let me start by introducing myself. … More Madeira, home away from home
Os jovens com deficiência devem poder participar na sociedade e ter os mesmos direitos que outros. As políticas para a inclusão social das pessoas com deficiência estão a passar propositadamente do apoio ao desenvolvimento das capacidades, ao desenvolvimento da independência, à integração nas comunidades locais e à promoção da vida social. No projeto “Art Therapy … More Art therapy for disable youth interactive and creative learning
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!