When neighbours become friends. Poland-Lithuania, 2020Emir Shevkiev
In August 2020, 8 young people from all around Poland have taken part in an innovative and interesting project, an exchange of cultures online with a Lithuanian partner.
The first day was mainly to get the participants more aware of the program and the common rules of the project, but it was the ‘first contact’ between the two groups, which was interesting to see.
The second day started with the Language exchanges that they would continue doing until the end of the project, a short and sweet way of learning some more about the language of the other group.
The third day was one of the first intercultural night, in which the Lithuanian side shared some valuable information about their country.
The most important activity during the 4th day was the one about the national fairytales, both teams taking a more modern approach regarding some very old tales.
The fifth day was marked by another presentation, this time the Poles presented their country and some valuable information.
The last two days were more about the City Challenge that was exhausting yet fun for everyone involved. Videos were created, great moments were shared between the groups and a final heartfelt goodbye on the last day from both groups with a promise of both groups meeting sometime down the line.
All in all, a great experience for the youngsters, filled with great achievements, laughs and unforgettable experiences!
By Celin Boldea