Dobrinishte, a little Bulgarian town, surrounded by high mountains, was a host place for young, creative, ambitious people, whose aim was to learn how to create a social campaign. And during just six days they succeeded. However, it was hard to achieve and in some moments very stressful.
In the first part of the project we had a few workshops, which helped us to get to know each other and prepared us for working in groups. After each of these workshops we had more motivation to participate in the next activities. We also had some teaching about the steps in creating a campaign and we heard about interesting examples of campaigns from around the world, which really inspired us.
And then, the process began. We were separated into eight groups and every group had its own idea and goal of the campaign. In the beginning we were all lost. We needed time to clarify our ideas, to realize which of them are achievable, and to get to know the members of our group, to understand who is the best for each task. For most of us working in a team was a new thing and because of that we were nervous and afraid to fail. But in the end, all groups had campaigns finished. They were not perfect, but we gave a lot of effort in doing it and we are proud of them.
It sounds as if this was a difficult job, but actually we returned home relaxed, not tired. During the nights and coffee breaks we had fun and made some friendships. We learned about other cultures and countries. Also, we had international evenings, when we could hear some impressive stories about other countries, watch their dance and taste their food.
All in all, this project was an unforgettable trip, during which we developed some useful skills and experienced a great time in beautiful nature.
Vera Vlaski, Serbia