Last year, Open Cultural Center Barcelona hosted various people with a migration background through the European Solidarity Corps program. Read about their experiences!
Melina shares with us her experience at OCC Barcelona, how she spends her free time in this beautiful city and what the project means to her.
My name is Mimi, I am 19 years old and I am from England. I am volunteering at OCC Barcelona as part of my European Solidarity Corps project for nine months. My main role is as the English teacher in which I teach locals at a beginner and intermediate level and also to refugee minors.
“My full-time project is teaching Farsi. But I also had some other tasks like going to schools to inform them about the situation of refugees, and other times prepare food for intercultural events hosted by OCC.”
“Actually I could not finish my High School because it was not safe especially for girl or woman(in Afghanistan)” said. She has been in New Cavala’s camp as a volunteer helping some other organisations. “That way made me more patient of knowing about different cultures. I like to travel, listen to music, and dance.”