The time is ending.

I remember my first day here and now I can’t perceive the fact that the EVS is ended. Tomorrow we will be in the office both for the final evaluation and the youthpass, then we will leave for the last trip around Albania before to come back to sardinia in order to discover the south coast but mainly so as to say goodbye to Schip. (hopefully see you soon).  I can’t say if the days here spent slowly or fastly but I’m very happy to have done this unforgettable experience. Actually all turned out beyond my expectations and I’m glad I saw with my own eyes that many prejudices are not true. This is one of my goals that I had before to come here.

Now I looking forward to start this last adventure and I really hope to return here at least one time because two months in my opinion are not enough firstly to discover this land, secondly to get everything concerns the albanian life and finally  to have the possibility to be fully integrated into the society. The last one is my biggest regret.

Thanks for all to TDM 2000 and Beyond Barriers.

Mirupafshim Tirana, mirupafshim Shqipëri.

Nicola Perra IMG_0094


I’ll tell you briefly what I lived in my second home.
I’m proud for not having listened to the ignorant opinions that continues and will continue to spread false news on this beautiful land without any knowledge.   It’s been 2 wonderful months, of fantastic moments that will stay in my minds forever.
All thanks to the wonderful people I met, for the simple and sincere smile of the children with whom I worked, the smile of people we met on the street, to those who I stop asking for directions with the sun, the rain, the wind, to those who offered to be my guide, to all those that despite all, respond to smile and helped me without to many questions.
The time flew among the days  spent in the school “Luigj Gurakuqi ‘’ playing football , singing , during the dancing lessons to learn the traditional dances , games, lessons and the days spent in creating and working to “ Jonathan Center ‘’ with children and guys .
With this experience I have realized how to overcome to my limits and what it means not depending on the family and how is important to rely on my own strength.
I realized how much helping people can make a difference and how simple it could be.
Thanks to the people with whom I worked I was able to remember how many sensations can make you try a simple smile and how great it is to see change the face of a person while reciprocate.
I understand the important to take from the normal and how important, sometimes, return children to understand certain things.
Didn’t matter who I was, where I was, on the first day of the guys ran to me and hugged me , shook my hand , welcome .
Is beautiful the way they do, help each other, support each other, look …
With a simple look could communicate.
Where are all these qualities?
It possible that growing up were lost?
Between laughs, work, activities, trips, these two months have flown.
I had the opportunity to shoot amazing place and wonderful and I can say that Albania is full.
I see many place and lands inside and outside Albania, thanks to the guys who have undertaken this adventure with me because they are true adventurers!
When they decided to take the Balkans tour in 10 days!!
Thank you….

Laura L.