Until next time, dear short term volunteers….
The summer is over, the heat is slowly fading away and it’s time to say goodbye to our 12 foreign volunteers who came for this season. Working with you guys was a great experience, and we are proud of you, as each and every one of you improved, acquired new skills and became more well-rounded people. However, you didn’t just make such a positive, deep impression on us. We are sure that more than 150 children, whose summer you made more colorful will remember you with fondness. Although, due to the language barrier, you didn’t always understand how interested the little ones were in you, the Hungarian speakers were asked countless times when you would come again, if they would see you in the future.
Marina was the first who packed her suitcase and memories and left our small town. She was soon followed by Inigo, then the French team, and finally everyone else… It’s strange to think how much people can change in such a short amount of time, how much experience they can gain. Sóskút, Betfalva, Kőrispatak, Szentábrahám, Székelyvarság, the one-week trip between the camps… it’s as if we had just planned what you would do here today.
At the same time, not only from our part, but also on behalf of the small Hungarian community, we would like to thank you for your work, the fact that you took on the world and embarked on this adventure in your free time. You brought freshness here, and thanks to you, the children here could taste Western cultures, admire your dances, and taste your national dishes. These experiences broadened their horizons, tore them out of their usual world.
We would like you to know that although this program has ended, we are always preparing new ones, and we look forward to welcoming you back for them. In the meantime, we hope that you will remain with positive opinions about us and the community here, all the memories you made in Transylvania.