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Interviewing an old friend from Austria

He came from Austria to Greece to volunteer for the Thessaloniki School for the Blind. He is International Development student and he is only 20 years old. Sebastian Heinzl has volunteered about 9 monts for the School and he shares with us his unique experience.

Blind Dates.: How did you come up with the idea of volunteering for a school for the Blind?

Sebastian Heinzl: I applied for the EVS (European Voluntary Service) program. I was really late and the last chance was the Blind School project. I really liked the description of the project and so I did it.

B.D.: Which were your main tasks in the School?

S.H.: I wa taking care of students in the school, going on different activities and giving english lessons. I was also the personal assistant of a kid in the summer camp for three weeks.

B.D. : A special moment you would like to share with us?

S.H.: While I was trying to learn Greek, the kid I was helping during the summer camp was trying to learn English. So… in the summer camp my kid was spoken English to me and I was replying in greek. We had some missunderstandings but it was really fun!

B.D.: Which are the differences between Austria and Greece concerning the facilities society and State provide to visually impaired people? (access on roads, employment, etc.)

S.H.: In Austria there are comparable schools for Blind people. There are special working facilities for them as well as companies have to hire disabled people.

B.D.: Would you recommend someone else to volunteer for the Blind? And if you do, why?

S.H.:  I would definitely recommend it to everyone. Working with the Blind people gave me a new perspective how these people really are. I think » normal» people can learn a lot from Blind people. I was really amazed by their way of handling their situation. And I saw their methods of going trough life.
The Blind people have really lots of talents

Mixalis Muratidis, Alexia Kalaitzi

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