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Introduction to our EVS volunteers 2017-2018

Let us introduce you to the volunteers who will be doing their EVS in Belgium for nine months!

Elin

Elin and guide dog Jazzy

Elin from Wales, UK, is 22 years old and is blind. She has studied English Literature in University and is interested in organising events and communication. During her stay in Belgium she will volunteer at the VIEWS office, managing the newsletter and website and helping with awareness raising events, as well as volunteering at La Baraka, a youth centre for refugees in Liege. Elin also arrives in Belgium accompanied by her guide dog, Jazzy who has been with Elin for almost three years. You can follow Elin’s blog, www.seemyway.org to read her posts about her EVS experience.

Corto

Corto smiling with a glass of beer

Corto from Toulouse, France, is 29 years old and partially sighted. He has studied history in university and has previously studied abroad in the UK and participated in a project helping develop the local area in Sinegal.. While he is in Belgium he will volunteer at IRHOV, the school for blind and deaf children in Liege, supporting the students in their lessons and assisting with mobility and braille sessions. Corto is writing about his EVS experience and hopes to produce a book at the end of his project.

We hope Corto and Elin have an enjoyable and successful time in Belgium!

Who are our EVS volunteers?

Elin from Wales, UK, is 22 years old and is blind. She has studied English Literature in University and is interested in organising events and communication. During her stay in Belgium she will volunteer at the VIEWS office, managing the newsletter and website and helping with awareness raising events, as well as volunteering at La Baraka, a youth centre for refugees in Liege. Elin also arrives in Belgium accompanied by her guide dog, Jazzy who has been with Elin for almost three years. You can follow Elin’s blog, www.seemyway.org to read her posts about her EVS experience.

Corto from Toulouse, France, is 29 years old and partially sighted. He has studied history in university and has previously studied abroad in the UK and participated in a project helping develop the local area in Sinegal.. While he is in Belgium he will volunteer at IRHOV, the school for blind and deaf children in Liege, supporting the students in their lessons and assisting with mobility and braille sessions. Corto is writing about his EVS experience and hopes to produce a book at the end of his project.

Elisa, from Polermo, Italy, is also 29 years old and is partially sighted. She has previously studied languages at university and at home she is a languages teacher. Her project involves volunteering for two organisations; the Coordination Sociocultural de St Marguerite writing articles for the bi-monthly newspaper, assisting with activities and supporting students in French lessons, and at Orchid de Rose helping teach French to adult immigrants

Unfortunately Elisa decided to leave the EVS Programme at the beginning of November due to personal reasons. We hope Corto and Elin have an enjoyable and successful time in Belgium and wish Elisa all the best for her future.