When we finally got off the bus, after a long and
tiring bus ride, we saw a beautiful place full of
wooden houses on hills. Our home was a two-store
house with stone porch, swings and a slide. The
rooms had 2, 3 or 4 beds, they were comfortable and
well-lighted. Everybody had a different duty,
because we wanted the house to be clean.
Every day, between 9 and 12 h, as well as between 14
and 17h, we attended workshops in which we had the
opportunity to say our ideas and standpoints, as
well as to be productive and creative. Student
exchange workshops left the biggest impression on
us. We spent the whole day with peers from Romania,
and worked on expansion of our views through a
conversation about our wishes and how we are going
to accomplish them. We presented Serbia to Romanian
students through a number of presentations.
Afterwards, we had a few workshops where we learned
about their culture. Thanks to this exchange, we did
not only meet other cultures and people, but we made
important contacts, and in a way came closer to
We were busy in workshops without other nations,
too. We discussed problems in Serbia and in the
world, and sought solutions. We realized that the
world is left to us, and it depends on us what the
world we will be living in will be like. We
recognized the mistake we make in attitude to
others, and life in general, and since now we will
work on correcting them. Radio show ‘Power up’ also
left a great impression on us. It was broadcasted on
the internet, and it is definitely a great success
for us, since the people all across the world heard
our voice. There were many, many more workshops, but
it would take long to list them all.
We had several excursions across the Switzerland, and
we learned about its architecture, natural beauties,
and the mentality of the people. We visited St.
Gallen couple of times, also Luzern, Zurich, as well
as Rhina Falls and the Boden Lake.
We did stuff like making the slides for small balls,
than sport competitions, where we had the
opportunity to try working in a team (although it
was definitely not for the first time), we made
candles, and it was all great fun. The most
interesting thing was making torches, and walking
through the village in night with them.
24 of April, we came back to Serbia with the will to
change the world.
This journey changed us and our views to life. We
made lots of friends, learned how to overcome
differences, prejudice and conflicts, and to achieve
productive communication. We realized how much we
actually do not know, and how much we have to learn.
That is why we hope that we will have the
opportunity to visit the Village again, to improve
ourselves in the similar way, and to teach others
our knowledge. We are young people who will do their
best to make a better, more tolerant, and more
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