I arrived in Tirana two weeks ago and since the first moment I felt at home!
The city is a colourful mix between east and west Europe with the traffic that reminds me Beirut.
I’m part of a group of 9 Italian volunteers, aged between 20 and 29 years old. Our life experiences and attitudes are very different as well our characters. But in spite of this, since the first days we’ve create a friendly and “familiar” atmosphere at our home!
In these days we began to be familiar with the issue of disability. Ira and the others guys of Beyond Barriers provided us the on arrival training course during which we have learnt how to manage with disabled children and the basic rules of how to make a good public speech.
Then, these will be our main task during these two months: – – working in two different schools with children suffering of suffering of autism and learning disabilities and to inform youngster about the opportunities that offer to be a volunteer in Albania and abroad.
What else? My first impressions are super positives and rich of good vibes. Can’t wait to immerse myself in the Tirana way of life!