The story around our holy Saint Nicholas

The story behind our Saint Nicholas in Belgium:

Sinterklaas (also called Saint Nicholas or Sint) is the main character of the children’s festival celebrated in the Netherlands, Belgium and in some other countries. The highlight of the Sinterklaas feast is gift night, which is celebrated in the Netherlands on Dec. 5 and in Belgium on Dec. 6 in the morning on the day of the presents. St. Nicholas was a bishop who lived in the fourth century. His name was Nicholas of Myra. He gave a lot of money to poor people, but most famously, he threw bags of money through the window of a poor man’s cottage because he was threatening to have to sell his daughters to his creditors. He was so famous that they still kept his bones. They are now in Bari, in Italy. Since the 19th century, St. Nicholas has had a servant with him, Black Pete, and rides a horse.

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Hello I’m Martina! A new volunteer of FRSP!

I’m Martina, an adventurous girl who loves to travel and always wants to keep on learning and enjoying life to the fullest. I was born in Argentina and all my relatives are Argentinian too, except my father who is Italian. But when I was young I moved on to Córdoba (a city in the south of Spain, near Seville).

I consider myself a very lucky person because I have lived in many different cities such as Valencia, Oviedo, Brussels and Madrid (the city where I studied journalism).

I came to Myslowice for 6 months to teach Spanish in the local school and in a language academy called “Hola Mola”.

My experience hasn’t started yet, but it starts tomorrow and I’m really looking forward to it.

Martina Marcelli

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VOLUNTEERS , don’t necessarily have the time ;they just have the HEART !

Big heart from TUNISIA


Let me introduce myself, I’m Bouthaya Jomaa , I’m 26 y.o , I’m from Tunisia and I live in a small tourist city “MAHDIA” surrounded by the sea ,where you find peace and fresh air . And now I’m in Poland as a volunteer in the European Solidarity Corps Program at the “Democratic Wild School in Tychy city”

I’ve got diploma in Master Degree in Product Design speciality industrial creation , I also worked as a graphic designer in Tunisia and in Egypt.Frankly, I love everything that is art and design, so every time I look for opportunities to help me to improve my artistic skills, and I also decided to be a volunteer because the volunteering it allows me to work directly for something that I ‘am passionate about. It can help me to improve lives in my community and, sometimes, reshape the community itself and it gives me a new view of the world and I will discover a beautiful country like POLAND

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My story starting from İstanbul

Hi everyone! I’m Tuğba and I’m 24 years old, I come from Turkey, where there is a different history and stories in every corner and where civilizations first emerged. I will be volunteering at the “Democratic Wild School in Tychy city”, which has already excited me during my time in Poland.

If I tell you a little about myself; I live in the magical city of “Istanbul”, which connects the continents of Asia and Europe and has inspired poets and writers for centuries and incorporates many different cultures. We can also call Istanbul an emotional city, because you can feel different emotions in this city at any time of the day. I was born and raised in this city and I always think that there is an invisible bond between me and Istanbul. Originally, my family comes from the Black Sea region in northern Turkey. The Black Sea has a unique and wild nature, the summers of my childhood were spent in the mountains and plateaus of the Black Sea. This now very clearly explains my admiration and devotion to nature.

I am still continuing my studies. I am a 2nd year student of Business Administration. I also work as a news editor in the media field. I took part in many volunteering activities in my own country. However, I was in my comfort zone. Going beyond my limits, discovering my potential and tackling challenges are some of my biggest goals in life.

I discovered European volunteering projects as a result of my own research and asked myself, “Why not?” I said. And I was accepted from the first project I applied for, I consider myself very lucky and I am sure that the volunteer period I will spend in Poland will allow me to get to know myself better and discover myself. At the same time, I believe that I am at the right time point in my life for such a project.

As a result, my goals during my volunteering period are; to represent my country in the best way possible and to do my best to contribute to the project I am in. And of course, collecting unforgettable memories and getting to know Poland’s wonderful culture closely.