You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing,
there will be no result.
Before starting to speak about my EVS, I would like to present myself.
I am Camilla, from Italy, and I am living in Liepāja from the end of September 2017. I am half Italian and half Peruvian, so travelling and knowing new cultures and places is something that I learned at home. I had the opportunity to live in different countries and, in August 2017, I decided to try to apply for an EVS in Latvia, a country that I barely knew. When I said to my family and to my friends that I had been chosen and I will be moved in less of a month, they thought that I was brave and a little bit crazy, but I listened just myself and now I am here delighted with my choice. I decided to start this adventure as volunteer in Liepājas Katoļu pamatskola because I would learn more about teaching, gained new skills and try a new experience. I have a degree in child education and a master’s in art education, so this project fit with my studies and my interests. When I arrived, I felt completely lost in a country where I didn’t understand the language. During the first month I was thinking to give up and go back home a lot of times, but the school staff and my coordinating organization (Radi Vidi Pats) were amazing helping me to feel welcomed. With the passage of time I am very happy here, the school for me is like a home where to go and spent my days with the staff and the children. I am positive impressed for the incredible daily effort of the teachers in their work for offer the best education to the pupils that could learn through the free expression of their opinions and creativity.