I am a clown and storyteller. I have been working with refugees and disadvantaged communities for over 10 years using art as a vehicle for psycho-social support. I believe in the power of stories and in the power of laughter and play and super excited that we will have them all during the Route To Connect project.
I am an activist that stumbled upon humanitarian work in 2015, with the influx of refugees in need of aid and services through the Balkans. During the peak of the crisis, I organized volunteers and allocated aid, and found creative ways to support the refugees in their movement as well communicate and coordinate with fellow volunteers and organizations providing aid on different points on the Route.
Currently we also work in the irregular transit route with emergency assistance, referrals and monitoring human right abuses to the people that use this channels to transit towards western Europe.
I am Yoga teacher and study traditional medicine. Being concerned with our beautifull planet and humanity, i was studying war and peace in this world for a long time.
Today the human values of the inhabitants of this planet are in a critical state. Trough projects like this we can show more and more people what is happening at the borders, and create solidarity networks with those people that are being criminalized and forgotten.
Since joining the organization Volunteers’ centre of Vojvodina in 2015 (Serbian branch of SCI), I almost immediately started working and learning about the current refugee situation in Europe.
We in VCV also did a lot of benefit actions (exhibitions and concerts) in order to collect funds and aid for volunteers and refugees in Serbia. Since November 2016. I became active in field work, mostly in Northern part of Serbia. I’m looking forward to take a step further in this experience trough Route To Connect project.
I am currently carrying out an EVS project in the international secretariat of SCI in Antwerp, Belgium. I coordinate Building Bridges campaign, which aims to raise awareness on the issues facing those seeking refuge and asylum. I have several years of experience volunteering with immigrant children in Finland and I’m looking forward to learn more and face new challenges during A Route To Connect project.