Last July I was lucky enough to spend a week in Dvur Kralove, Czech Republic, on a Training Course on Financial Literacy. Although with limited knowledge on the subject, I enjoyed the experience to the fullest, received many new insights and shared unique moments with young people from all over Europe. I lived what I like to call “a concentrated life”.
During these 6 days of the program, we started with games / energizers, first to get to know each other, and then sessions followed , where we discussed finance topics, often transformed into games. It was there that teamwork and collaboration brought us together while combining fun and learning.
We were also attended by experts from the local university who introduced us to a realistic game about managing money over a lifetime. This personally impressed me most throughout the program as, though full of financial terms, I found it to be very fun and at the same time educational.
The program did not miss the open space sessions where participants presented a free theme on their own initiative. It was there that I felt really familiar with the people I had been through for 6 days and shared countless moments full of emotions.
In the highlights of the program i would include, among others, the beautiful venue that welcomed us, the endless conversations with people from every corner of Europe who, overcoming the language barrier, managed to give me a complete picture of life in every country, but also the games inside and outside the room that brought us close and allowed our true selves to appear, be exposed, laugh, cry and dance until late That is why I feel grateful for all the people who have contributed, in a small or large way, to my journey, both mileage and spirituality, from the day I applied to the day I returned with loaded feelings, memories, reflections and hope for my life and my personal path after the program.
A big thank you to the Greek team Youthtopia, the Czech team KURO and all the participants who made this program unique and taught me to never leave a chance in my life untapped. See you again!