During the first week of April, I participated in the seminar "Volunteering for peace", that took place in Vilanova I la Geltry, Spain. During the seminar, I discovered how important is it to listen actively and think critically synthetizing all the information I have and listening to different opinions. Also, I understood the power of nonviolent communication. Communicate in a nonviolent way is necessary to understand other people's needs and expectations and build healthier relationships. Moreover, I realized that I can choose my reaction in whatever is happening to me. Choosing critical thinking or positivity or just noticing the facts will definitely be useful when something is not going as I have planned to. However, the most important of all is that we went alone in Spain, but we left as a family. I left this seminar full of positivity, self confidence and inspiration. I met people with same sensitivities as me and we shared our passion for traveling and lifelong learning. Thank you USB for giving me the chance to live this amazing experience and have a positive impact in other people's lives!
Joanna Kanakari, Volunteering for Peace, Fundació Catalunya Voluntària, Erasmus+, Spain