Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Happy Easter week!


Tere, 

The last week was Easter, and for that the crafts are related to this topic. In Laeva we painted eggs, and in Täheklubi we did greetings cards for children parents. This Easter have been very different to me comparing with my live and habits in Spain and it was first time for me to paint eggs, it was very funny and amused. 

The last weekend arrived the good weather, and was an opportunity get familiar with Tartu beach. Tartu doesnt have coast, but has a big river where is this so-called beach. I like  this beach so much and  so I think that in the future I will spend much time there. With these temperatures Tartu looks like a different city, there are a lot of life at the streets, terraces, and you can feel how the people are more happy these days. I hope to say good-bye to the winter. 





Fish finished

Easter  greeting card

Easter eggs, "murupead" and bird in cage.

Easter eggs.

The last weekend, Tartu beach

Laeva

"murupead" growing

Kid cuting his murupea "hair"
Mirtel´s easter greeting card.

Bye-bye !

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Spring is coming

Tere! 

Nowdays the weather in Tartu is better and we have to do more activities outside and the people have a good mood. For expample, the last week in Melliste the weather was very good and the kids wanted to be outside, so we went to find sticks, leaves and cones to the forest to decorate the youth center. With this weather Tartu looks more cheerful and more beatiful, and begins the season of barbecues and other plans next to the river.

These weeks I did diferents activities in youthcenters, for example butterflys and birds in Täheklubi, daisies in Melliste, or "murupea" in Laeva.

Maris watering her "murupea"

"Murupead"

Bird in cage

In the coming weeks I have plan to go to Tallinn because after two months I think so that it is necessary to see it. My experience in this country continues to be fantastic and very practical to my future because I know that everything I experience in here I will be worth in the future.

I hope to continue growing in this time here in Estonia and continue learning every day. 

Bye-bye !




Tuesday, March 25, 2014

First month



Tere!

After one month here in Tartu, I feel like the routine is coming. I continued working in my different youths centers with the art class, and also with the cooking class. But this routine is good for me because I feel almost like at home. Actually, I can feel more integrated in my work place and also in my social life, and more comfortable while I am doing my work. This last is for the language, because after one month with the estonian lesson, I can communicate a little with the kids, and with my coworkers too. My social life here is very varied, I met people from everywhere and that I like so much.


During this time I continue discovering new things and new places each week.


Here are some pictures of these days with a little explanation.



Liis

Crowns in Täheklubi, Kelly and Liis

Crowns in Melliste, Maria

Decorating muffins in Laeva

Result

Storks, this was activity I did in Laeva, Melliste and Täheklubi.

Tartu the last week.

See you soon! 


Marina


Thursday, March 6, 2014

Melliste

Tere!

Firstly,  I am sorry for being late for this article about the third week . I continued to follow my planning like the two last week but always with new surprises, new people to meet, and still I have  sparkle in my eyes.   Although a week later, I upload a photo of Rakvere, where I had training course. 


Julia, Felipe, Ahathe, Laura and me.


Today I´ll write about Melliste. The last friday, I went to this village for know other youth center where I´ll go every Fridays. On my first day there, Riin came with me and there we met Andri, who is responsible of this center. He showed us the school, the library, the lake and the forest - hiiesalu. This last is very important here in Estonia. He told us how is the life in Melliste, how many people live there, and the importance  of the forest in this country. So, Estonia is a atheistic country, and instead to believing in one God, they believe in the nature. I liked that data. Also I liked the village and the youth center, tomorrow I´ll go there and lead art class.


Riin and Andri introducing Melliste to me

Hiiesalu - the holy place 

Bye Bye!


Thursday, February 27, 2014

"Come cocos" and Rakvere

Tere !


The last week I was in Taheklubi  since Tuesday until Thursday, there I was with the childrens in the art class, where I teach them how to make a  "comecocos" or "pico-pico". Below I'll post a tutorial.




I can't say anything about Meliste yet, but tomorrow I'll go and the next week I'll share with you my experience in there and in that youth center.

Besides I have to share with you five days of training in Rakvere. Yesterday I arrived back, so thats why I didn't write before the post. I did not had time, because all time we had activities, the experience was fantastic. I met people from Ukraine, France, Russia, Hungary, and spanish people too, and obviously Rakvere. This Estonian town  is a nice place with a very famous castle, a big bull and a big churh.  Church name is church of Santa Trinidad, and there I met the prist and he asked from me for one project to translate the church's history for the spanish tourist in Rakvere.

Finally, I can say that this training was incredible. I have learned many things about myself, team work and voluntary world.



EVS on arrival training had an AWESOME half-day-long session about initiatives.  It was just sooo interesting to talk with local people and learn a lot about local history


See you on next Monday!!


Marina 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

From Tenerife to Tartu

Tere!

I am Marina and for seven months  I will tell you my experience in Estonia during my EVS.  During these months I will live in a very popular student residence Raatuse 22. Raatuse is composed of many apartments, each consisting of three twins rooms. I currently live with five girls, two German, another girl from Turkey, another girl from Russia, and my roommate from Latvia. 


I am going to work in three youth centers in Tartu or near to Tartu, one is Tähe Noorteklubi and others are Melliste and Laeva youthcenter. In the first complete with the childrens art class and I´ll learned estonian with Riin, my mentor here in Estonia.


To continuation a brief information about my first impression about Tartu. Tartu is a small city in Estonian but It has many sides because it is a university city. There are young people everywhere! This young life live in harmony with people more older than this city. The most important university in this country is Tartu University that is located in a beautiful building in the center of the city. Although people may seem cold, they are quite friendly and very polite. Since I arrived a week ago every day I had the opportunity to meet someone different -  in the youth center, in Raatuse or on the street. My favorite site for now is a place that I met by the Lonely Planet Guide and its name is Jazzclub, where young people sing or plays different instrument. Everydays there are concert and It is a quiet place where you can take something while listening good music.

This week I´go to Meliste for one day, and from saturday for five days to Rakvere. I will share my experiences in this places in my next blog post.

My first art class
Marina

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Ainiki, meie päiksekiir


1. Kas Tähe noorteklubis käimine on sinu elu muutnud? Kui jah, siis kuidas.
Kindlasti on suuremad muutused veel ees, aga nende mõnede nädalate jooksul olen ma tuttavaks saanud väga suurepäraste ja inspireerivate inimestega.

Ainiki ja tema hobid
2. Kui sa oleksid loom siis mis loom sa oleksid ja miks?
Ma oleksin minu kass. Sest ta on isepäine, ambitsioonikas (eriti korteris kõrguste vallutamises), järjekindel ja parim äratuskell pool 5 hommikul.

3. Millega Sulle vabal ajal tegeleda meeldib? Miks?
Kõigega, mis pähe tuleb: Hea meelega lammutan arvuteid laiali või uudistan niisama kõike, mis selle valdkonnaga kokku läheb. Loominguliste puhangute ajal joonistan, laulan, koon, heegeldan, mängin kitarri ja kokkan liiga palju. Tihti käin sõpradele ajudele, et nad aktiivsemad oleks. Jalutan mööda linna ringi.
Surfan internetis. Suhtlen inimestega. Miks? Ilmselt sellepärast, et ma ei oska paigal püsida ja liiga palju põnevat on veel avastamata.

4. Mida muudaksid/teeksid, kui oleksid Tartu linnapea?
Üritaks inimlikkusele rohkem rõhku panna ja liigsest bürokraatiast lahti saada. Annelinna teeks mõned asjalikud parklad ka, et inimesed oma autosid majade vahel lõhkuma ei peaks.

5. Millised on need omadused, mis sulle enda juures kõige rohkem meeldivad? Miks?
Ma olen ilus! Okei, tegelikult meeldib mulle minus kõige rohkem positiivsus, sest see on kandev jõud. Ja see kohutav järjekindlus(tahtejõud?) - kui ma midagi ikka tahan, siis kasvõi nui neljaks, saab tehtud ka.

 6. Milline laps sa olid?
Koduses/tuttavas ringis kohutav kakleja ja aktivist, avastasin kõike, mis vähegi avastamist väärt oli. Kord olin ahv puu otsas, siis Kentuki lõvi ja siis hoopis kuulus kunstnik või kokk(või tähetark). Suuremas seltskonnas olin kuni algklasside lõpuni vaikne hall hiireke, siis otsustasin igal pool aktivistiks hakata(loe: hakkasin muusikaga väga aktiivselt tegelema). Kohati probleemne, kohati kukununnu, enamasti iseseisev võitleja.

 7. Milline on su elu 2-aasta pärast?
Loodan, et sama seiklusrohke ja põnevust pakkuv kui praegu. Ilmselt võiks load käes olla ja kooli lõpp paista või juba seljataga olla.

8. Kui sa saaksid ajas tagasi minna, mida sa muudaksid minevikus?Mitte midagi. Iga hetk/sündmus on millegi jaoks vajalik ja kui midagi muuta, siis poleks ma praegu siin sellisena nagu ma olen.