My Volunteering Experience

Monday 5 July 2021

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I am Hassan, I am from Libya and I am 27 years old. I live in the center of Marineo in a field called Subarita which is half an hour by car from Palermo. I know about CESIE thanks to my tutor Maria Teresa. For two months, I participated in European Solidarity Corps programme carrying out solidarity projects in local communities in Palermo. These two months were very important for me and my personal carreer, I have supported associations that provides various services for those people who need help. I am very happy with my experience because I have had the opportunity to meet new people and learn new skills.

I got to know new cultures, new language and foods from different countries, including Sicilian dishes. I also enjoyed the activity very much because I met all the other volunteers with the same profiles as me. I felt useful during the activities and have always enjoyed helping other people. In addition to this, I had opportunities to participate in different workshops organised by CESIE. Those workshops were focused development of personal skills to find a job, creation of curriculum and preparing for a job interview, as well as using computers and writing emails. Thanks to the project, I met with other young people with different background, willing to work and learn what they don’t know. This gave us the opportunity to reflect on ourselves and share our emotions.


Volunteer of European Solidarity Corps – ESC

Project: Mapping Solidarity

My volunteering experience of these two months at CESIE

My volunteering experience of these two months at CESIE

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