We as citizens help to make our city a better place to live by Ela

I am Ela Perolli, I'm from the city of Gjakova and I'm part of the YMCA.

Ela Perolli

My story began at 'mYcommunity' program. I feel so lucky that I had the chance to be part of it because we had so much fun and we discussed various topics such as volunteering, democracy, prejudice, leadership, stereotypes, violence, and feminism.

The topic that I liked the most was democracy, where we watched a video of how it started in Greece. We learned that democracy is not just about voting, but also about protecting people's interests, regardless of race, gender, religion or political opinion. Now I realized that it is good that our state is a democratic place and we are all equal before the law. Also, we were in the municipal assemblies meeting where we heard about citizens' complaints and problems. I felt good listening to citizens talking about their problems in the community because by complaining, working, and commenting on the work of the Municipality, we as citizens help to make our city a better place to live.

Ela with her friends during  mYcommunity training

Also as a group, we did the group challenge which resulted in a lot of success. We had a session in our school about stopping the use of violence to children and we also distributed leaflets on the subject in the city.

Ela with her group during the certification day at Gjakova Y

I like the YMCA because I felt so comfortable giving my thoughts at any time. In addition to the topics, activities, and friendship during training, I believe that attending those training courses are necessary for our age. So my experience in this organization was very special and I look forward to more YMCA adventures.


*The "mY community" project implemented by GWY is implemented under the GrassRoots Action Support project implemented by the Iniciativa Kosovare per Stabilitet - IKS, #Lens and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Prishtina Office, funded by the European Union and managed by the European Union Kosovo

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