About our last workshop Storytelling one of the participants, Daniel Constantinescu, wrote this story, we love to share:

A Transformative Sunday Evening

This Sunday evening, I was on a journey that would unexpectedly reshape my perspective on life. As a student of international social work, I am accustomed to engaging in community service and leading group activities. However, this time, I stepped into the role of a participant, ready to immerse myself in an experience that would challenge my preconceptions and leave me with a newfound appreciation for the power of human connection.

As I approached the venue, a wave of uncertainty washed over me. I had no prior knowledge of what the event entailed, and my mind buzzed with questions about the activities, the atmosphere, and the potential for enjoyment. Despite not being in my most cheerful state, I held onto a glimmer of hope that the evening would prove to be worthwhile.

Upon opening the door, I was greeted by a surge of warmth and camaraderie, dispelling any lingering doubts. The room was a glow with soft lighting and adorned with vibrant decorations, reflecting the infectious energy of the organizers and participants alike. The initial awkwardness I felt quickly evaporated as I was welcomed  with open arms, offered refreshments, and invited to join the lively conversation.

The workshop commenced with an air of excitement and anticipation, each segment carefully crafted to foster engagement and understanding. The organizers skillfully navigated any  potential resistance, ensuring that everyone felt included and respected. I found myself deeply immersed in the activities, captivated by the innovative methods employed to encourage participation and transcend cultural barriers.

The participants, a diverse blend of individuals from various backgrounds, contributed their unique perspectives and experiences, creating an atmosphere of genuine camaraderie and laughter. My initial apprehensions about age gaps and cultural differences swiftly dissolved as we bonded over shared humor, collective learning, and a sense of shared purpose.

Throughout the workshop, I was struck by the organizers’ unwavering commitment to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment. Their dedication to fostering a sense of belonging and empowering others was evident in every aspect of the event. I found myself inspired by their passion and unwavering belief in the transformative power of human connection. As the evening ended, I felt a profound sense of gratitude for the opportunity to participate in such an enriching experience. The workshop had not only broadened my horizons but also reaffirmed my commitment to pursuing a career in social work.

I left with a renewed sense of optimism, believing in the potential for positive change through collective action and empathetic understanding. This Sunday evening transformed me from a mere participant to an active contributor, a learner, and a believer in the unifying force of human connection. The  workshop’s impact resonated far beyond the boundaries of the venue, leaving an indelible mark on my heart and mind.

Daniel Constantinescu