Thursday, 13 October 2016

Today is the day!

Hello, it’s Lari and Mekku here again.

Wow. We came to theatre at 8 a.m. this morning. Just exactly 12 hours later than we leave the building yesterday. We were at the theatre the whole day preparing Bulgarians arrival, which is today! Oh dear, it sounds so surreal! But at the same time we have talked about that we’re not nervous about the coming week. We just have a good, peaceful feeling about this project now, still. We are ready to welcome our friends from Bulgaria to Loimaa! :)

The project has gone ahead quite smoothly so far. Participants have prepared their workshops actively and they have also been lovely conscientious writing blog posts about topics they’ve chosen. The communication between both participating countries have worked well too. We had an idea to have a Skype-meeting at some point, but it didn’t happen. And actually we think it’s not a bad thing. Maybe now the reunion will be more powerful when we haven’t seen each other live since last year.

What have we learned so far as facilitators/ leaders? We have noticed that it’s not a big deal if absolutely every little thing we planned haven’t been put in practice. On the other hand we have seen that there are really a lot of practical things that have to be solved before the camp. And that we have to solve them. But we have done well.

Now we’re just preparing to that that we can’t be prepared for everything that’s going to happen during the week. We’re learning to face every situation with approval whatever kind of the situation will be. We will enjoy every moment and we hope that all participants can do so too.

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