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Too many people think peace is impossible by Fiona

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When you first think of the word “PEACE” it makes you think and do something about it because everyone wants to change the disaster in the world… And that’s what RFR stands for.
The first session was held in Tbilisi, Georgia but I didn’t have the chance to be a part of it because of a visa problem, however my mentor Adi didn’t let me miss anything what happened there and I was also connected with the group all the time.



We met all together in the city of  history, Berlin. We were 30 young people from different countries , where each of us has a story to tell. I was impressed how they managed to make every single detail on point. We started every morning with the “message of the day” and I felt so proud that the first message was a speech from Mother Teresa , because she’s a peace symbol and a role model for everyone, and she’s Albanian.




The session “Do No Harm”  from the program really impressed me because the activities that they planned helped us build relationships and connect with…

The more we give, the happier we feel by Jora

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The more we give, the happier we feel.

Being a volunteer means that you are offering something – something that is not an obligation. People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons. For some it offers the chance to give something back to the community or make a difference to the people around them. For others it provides an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge.



The essential part of every organization, volunteering is the giving of yourself, your time and talents to help others and make a difference in someone else life. And that is why we feel useful, because being there for people in need means a lot, it gives you an opportunity to provide hope, love and also to get you to know people and try new things.


Jora.

Jora wrote this blog as part of her Scouting Challenge Badge. This requires 50 hours of volunteering done over 3 months within the YMCA and the community. -Editor