Laurentiu-Costin Boran, 19
Experience in developing training course, working with young people, etc.
In youth work, I participated as organizer and mentor in the #WeSpeakCode events, teaching children about the importance of programming and IT-related actions in our daily life. I also helped children understand their basic European rights, by participating in a training taking place in a high school in the Romanian city of Resita. Also, I participated as a volunteer in the APLEC Festival and Timotion events. In addition, I have been the Chief Volunteer in the project overlooking the condition of Roma children in Romania, but specifically in Timis County. The project was a collaboration between fylke Oslo of Norway and Timis County of Romania, resulting in the development of many tools for integrating the Roma children being in a highly risky situation.
Why have you decided to participate in this project?
My main reasons for participating in this project are understanding the basics of successfully organizing youth-oriented events, by captivating the participants’ interest, no matter the time, weather or environment it’s hosted in. This can only be accomplished by meeting and working with new people, sharing each other’s exciting stories and experiences and even become good friends with one another.
What are your expectations of this training course?
My expectations for this training course are enriching my own hosting and event-organizing experience, extend and polish my personality and team working abilities, meet and get to know new people, and all in all, have fun.
What does work with young people mean to you?
Working with young people opens a whole new world every time you do it. It changes your whole perspective on society, learning something new by helping those in need and understand that everyone is unique in their own way, but at the same time, equal.
“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson