Summer school in Iceland: The Lessons I Learned

Posted on September 7th, 2016 in Articles, My StoryRespond to this post »

Author: Daniel Penev

During the 2015 Fall semester at the American University in Bulgaria (AUBG), I received an ordinary email which, I now know, would point to me the way to a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. It informed me about the opportunity to participate in a summer school or a language course in Iceland, Norway or Lichtenstein through the grants for mobility in higher education provided by the European Economic Area (EEA Grants). Soon after, I decided to give it a try. I looked at some of the programs I could choose from, going eventually for the first Summer School on Creative Leadership in the 21st Century at Bifröst University in Iceland. After several weeks of waiting for the results, I... Read More »

This Young Entrepreneur-Biker Duo Tells You How to Bike Across 5 Countries in 15 Days

Posted on September 1st, 2016 in Articles, My StoryRespond to this post »

If you are a young person who often daydreams of traveling and someday being your own boss, here’s a dose of inspiration. Meet Alifiya and Azubuike, who hopped onto their bicycles and went on ‘Distant Relatives Bike Tour’ earlier this summer. They kicked off their 1,200 km long journey in Germany and traveled through Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, and Romania in 15 days.

Alifiya Mutaher, 25, comes from Sri Lanka with roots from India. With a mechanical engineering degree under her belt and a passion for creativity, she founded Colombo Design Market to connect creative minds from all disciplines to connect with the wider public in Sri Lanka.

Azubuike Akunne, who is also 25, is a first generation... Read More »

EVS Means One Common Label « GOOD FRIENDS»

Posted on July 29th, 2016 in Articles, My StoryRespond to this post »

It’s already been six months since I moved from a city of 3 million to a town of 3 thousand people in the middle of nowhere. I changed my active busy life that I had in Kyiv, Ukraine, to a slow motion way of living in Góis, Portugal. This is all because of my European Voluntary Service (EVS) placement in an organization with a name nobody-can-pronounce – RAIZVANGUARDA – Associação Cultural.

I live in an old house together with another volunteer Claire from London, a tiny snail in the bathroom and a grey mouse under my bed. We are working in an Old Primary School in Bordeiro on top of a hill. By “we” I mean Claire and I.

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Young Leaders in Tunisia are Shaping Their Country’s Future

Posted on June 22nd, 2016 in Articles, My StoryRespond to this post »

Tunisia is the first country in the entire Arab world to have a huge youth uprising in the North Africa countries’ history that ended up with a revolution in 2011 affecting not only Tunisia, but the other Arab countries as well.

The Arab spring started in 2011, in the same year when entrepreneurship has shown its positive effects on the community development. It was a tool that it was so needed by the young people to change their life and contribute effectively in their community.

There are many social entrepreneurs who succeeded after the Tunisian revolution, founding social enterprises that tackle the local community problems. One of those entrepreneurs, Hamida Louguini a Tunisian social entrepreneur, whose... Read More »

Story of Slovak Start-Up – Kickresume

Posted on March 16th, 2016 in Articles, My StoryRespond to this post »

There are plenty of resume builders available online, but only a few of them are user-friendly and really simple to use. That was one of the reasons why Tomas Ondrejka and his friends launched a super-cool Slovak based start-up – KICKRESUME. “People still don’t know how to write a quality resume, and Kickresume is trying to help them. Besides, I think our original and functional designs of resume templates were what helped us stand out from the rest of the resume builders”, shares Tomas in our newest interview.

Mladiinfo: How did you bring Kickresume to life?

Tomas: We put Kickresume together with Peter Ďuriš back at university when we both needed to write... Read More »

How I Got the Chevening Scholarship?

Posted on October 21st, 2015 in Articles, My Story1 Response »

Zoia Pavlenko comes from Ukraine, and last year, she has had her most adventurous life experience: a one year study abroad experience, a Chevening year in the UK where she has conducted her Master in Environmental Engineering at the University of Nottingham, with the financial support of Chevening. In our newest article, read more about how she got there:

Chevening is a UK government international award, which sponsors developing global leaders in obtaining a Master degree at any British university. This program is financed by Foreign and Commonwealth office and is oriented on the future leaders, influence and decision makers from all over the globe.

During this one year – it seems as if I lived... Read More »

Young Journalists and Writers Raise Voices on Global Issues

Posted on April 3rd, 2015 in Articles, My StoryRespond to this post »

Article by: Zvijezdana Marković

Just two months ago I was doing the application to become part of the Young Journalists and Writers (known as YJAW), an attractive online web platform of writers, journalists and enthusiastic people who were all there with the same passion: writing and sharing their ideas with their peers from all over the world. To explain how YJAW was created, one should refer to Pakistan, where it all began.

In the backward areas of this country, it was a social custom for the girls not to be allowed to go outside, in public and to take part in everyday activities. A young man from Lahore, called Umair Rana decided to bring changes and started... Read More »

The Most Precious Things You Bring Back Home After Long Journeys Are Stories

Posted on November 19th, 2014 in Articles, My StoryRespond to this post »

Marija Grujovska

Author: Stefan Alijevikj Picture credits: Marija Grujovska

“One of my strongest memories from my childhood is that of my grandfather’s stamp collection. My grandfather had the chance to travel to many different places of the world and the most precious things he always brought with himself back home were his stories. Those stories were materialized in the stamps that after every travel he would carefully stick in his stamp book. Exactly looking at the stamp collection and listening to my grandfather’s stories sparked a strong interest in cultural diversity. My then subtle discovery of the notion that there are many ways of being human has channeled my interests and passion ever since and drove me... Read More »

The United Kingdom: An Excellent Country for Erasmus Internship

Posted on October 17th, 2014 in Articles, My StoryRespond to this post »

Article by: Hacı Mehmet Boyraz (Turkey) Edited by: Stefan Alijevikj, Tatiana Mrugová

In Turkey, there is a question “Who knows better: the one travelling more or the one reading more?”. After his Erasmus Internship in the UK, the young university student Hacı Mehmet Boyraz from Turkey says, that the one who travels more knows better, because as in his situation, he touched the things he saw in the pages directly, and now he is writing his own observations and experiences. This is Hacı’s 4-months Erasmus Internship story where he explains how to enjoy in the UK as well as provides some relevant information about his internship experience:

I am studying International Relations with Political Science and Public Administration as a... Read More »

A Word on Filmmaking, Storytelling and Culture with Ana Jakimska

Posted on April 2nd, 2014 in Articles, My Story3 Responses »

Interview done by Stefan Alievikj Photography credits: Branko Kosteski 

Ana Jakimska has graduated in General and Comparative Literature at the Faculty of Philology Blaze Koneski in Skopje and afterwards has continued her studies in Film-making also in Skopje. Enthusiastic, motivated and progressive – with her work behind and her current engagements she always tackles some key-social and cultural challenges embedded in the Macedonian contemporary society. Her movies produced include: Shawl (2011, short), Call me Barbara (2013, documentary/short), Loverinth (2014, short) and It’s Cold Outside (2014, short, to be premiered on Skopje Film Festival 2014). She is also into photography and into storytelling and literature in general. We are happy  to have Ana answering few questions for Mladiinfo this week!

M!:  You... Read More »