Cześć! – Merhaba!
My name is Refik. I am from Türkiye. I would like to share my story with you.
I am a civil engineer. I build apartments, airports, bridges, railways, and something else. But in this story, I’ll tell you about different things. I am trying to build different bridges in this story.
I have worked on many projects in different countries with many people from different countries and cultures. I was working too many hours and my work was very stressful. This was making me tired and unhappy man. I was not happy with my tune and rhythm. I was feeling that I had to change something in my life. I was feeling I should get rid of this boring and tiring system and try something new, something different. I was feeling that I should open my heart and soul more and feel life again.
It gets me excited that meet new people from other countries and learn about their cultures and habits. When I was working, sometimes I was getting this chance, but generally, I was feeling that this was not enough. I was wishing for something different and I wanted to experience something more and another.
Then I decided, I applied to AWA’s Project and quit my job. It was very hard to decide this. Because I had a carrier and I had to quit for this. But I did it. I wanted to get new experiences, meet new cultures and people, and learn from them.
Being in this school is a very amazing experience for me. I didn’t have any experience with special kids before and I was wondering.
First days in my school, I didn’t know how can I behave toward children, and it was a bit hard for me. But my mentor in school and the teachers got me used to all pupils and I started to learn and enjoy fast.
I love being in this school. Because I didn’t have any experience with special kids as I said, and I started to learn and meet them. I feel that my heart is being filled with mercy and compassion. That was the thing that I wanted to do.
I meet so many people from Poland and other different countries. As soon as I came here I started to learn from them and share with them. Especially, my arrival training was amazing. I have met many amazing people from many countries and we shared so many things, especially hot points.
Eventually, I should say that I am very happy to be here and my decision. I am enjoying the ride and I know that I will learn more many things. Continue to build bridges between hearts and souls!