Showing posts from November, 2013

National General Secretaries Forum 2013

NGS FORUM, November 18-20 2013 LE ROCHETON, YMCA FRANCE   The NGS Forum is a meeting organised by YMCA Europe and lead by its Secretary General Juan Simoes Iglesias. All the National General Secretaries from the European movements are invited for 2-3 days to come and work together on different YMCA topics. This was the second time I have been involved in this meeting and after this meeting I felt more connected to others and that all the National secretaries were coming closer as a team. We should give some credit here to Juan Simoes Iglesias for initiating something like this which I believe will last for a long time and get better  and better.   Dorina with Viktor (Macedonia) and Paola (Italy) Some of the issues we spoke about during the week were working in more collaboration with our EU institution and what the YMCA movement can give to help this. There was also time to discuss the Love 2 live festival and we looked at the evaluation surveys for the event. T

Besnik Avdiaj at the Youth Leadership Summit 2013

I want to start this story saying that I AM SO LUCKY! Through GWY i was told about an opportunity with The Learning Institute to attend the 'Youth Leadership Summit' taking place from the 13 th to the 18 th of October in England. However I wasnt the only one from our organization as there were also three others; Elda, Anda and Natyra. All friends and amazing peer to peer leaders in our movement. It was a cold and foggy the morning of the 13 th of October. I traveled to the International Airport of Pristina with my parents by car. I met the others at about 5:00 am There was also someone else: Lumi, he was a really amazing guy. Then together with our leader Gwyneth, we checked in and got ready for trip. Besnik (far left) with the Kosovo team It didn’t take that long to fly from Pristina to Frankfurt Airport (one of the largest in Europe). We all were amazed and having fun with each other. There we caug

Anda Hoxha at the Youth Leadership Summit 2013

I’m Anda from Gjakova. Through GWY i was told about an opportunity to attend a leadership summit in England with the Learning Institute Kosovo .  I feel that my outlook has changed, I’ve learned that leadership isn’t a role or task but it’s a lifestyle. Since the first day that i touched the Great Britain soil, it was magic! I really did feel so strong and so powerful, the knowledge I gained there  will be very useful for my future.  "No matter what happens in my life i get to choose the meaning!" I’ve learnt how to understand people from the inner side, I believe that every young person deserves this chance in exploring their full potential.    The week was a great, the activities were marvellous and each one of us really got was pushed hard and had to be strong, but none of us gave up! We kept trying and trying to and giving our best and together we reached the highest level.  I think that the best way to achieve great success is to wo