Thu (Vietnam) explores the Estonian partner EstYes

My Main task at EstYES from 25th February til 10th March, 2016 was supporting the team to prepare for Technical Meeting of Alliance of European Voluntary Service Organizations.

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During this time, I also had a chance to visit two local projects which are hosting two long-term EVS volunteers. One is working with disabled people and one is working with children after school. They are from Russia and Czech Republic.

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Honestly, I couldn’t do a lot as I had arrived Tallinn just few days before the meeting started so everything was organizing by the EstYES team smoothly. I just jumped to support them with the logistic things basically such as preparing welcome packages, welcoming participants at the hotel and helping with registration if needed. However, during the time at EstYES office, I have learned a lot from my colleagues who worked so hard to prepare for a big conference for more than 100 people coming from different countries all over the world. This experience brought me opportunity to learn how to organize an international event from the schedule planning, logistic preparation, accommodation arrangement as well as individual support during the conference. I was really impressed by EstYES team of how professional they are especially in this extremely intense meeting with different people from different cultures.

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Besides working at the office, I had a chance to visit 2 long-term projects for EVS volunteers out-site of Tallinn. One is working with disable people and one is working with children. This visiting really broaden my eyes and knowledge of how different it is between the projects in Estonia and Vietnam. Moreover, it was also a nice experience for me to learn how to deal with projects as well as long-term volunteers in different situations.

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Indeed, I would like to say thanks to DEINETA and EstYES that gave me this opportunity to experience a different way of working as well as learn a lot from our organization’s partner that defenitely improve my professional working after this trip.

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