Ismail Yuksel Akyag, who went to Romania with our European Solidarity Corps project “Tell Your Story”, which was approved by the Turkish National Agency and the European Commission, has completed his 10-month long volunteering and come back home. Ismail participated in the activities of our Romanian partner, Asociatia Forumul Cetatenesc pentru Actiune Sociala si Educatie Civica and learned Romanian language.
Here are Ismail’s impressions of Romania:
“I went to Romania in March 2020 with a 10-month long ESC project. My main aim was as a musician to learn a different music culture and to produce a mixed Romanian – Turkish music. I met Roma people there and learned the music of Roma community. We organised walking tours to vineyards in Dragaşani, which is very famous place. Every week, we organised regular sports activities and made the community to participate. We fed the dogs in the yard of our hostel and took care of their needs. We contributed the visual learning of the pupils of Dragaşani Technical High School by painting the walls of the classrooms and made them learn in a more colorful and lively atmosphere. We learned about other cultures and introduced them our culture. I think I spent my 10 months in Romania with full of action.”