Right now, our office is an old third floor
apartment in the city center. We have an awesome balcony where we take
selfies and shout out to our various friends. We are a pretty social
place, and often have people come drink coffee with us. We are all in
the same room right now because it’s winter and warmer all together.
I essentially have two counterparts,
Jasmina and Darko. Counterparts are the person we are officially
assigned to work with at our organization/school/municipality. I work
with everyone so the term is a little misleading for my case though. Our
team is also made up of Aleksandra, Rahela, and Aneta.
Things are getting started for me here. So
far I’ve been researching various grants from international foundations.
Our goal is to make sure we don’t miss any deadlines that fall during
our holiday period. (I feel like this was a problem for me every year in
the US as well… Uh oh, that grant application was due on New Year’s Eve?
Welp.) I’m really excited to learn about all of our projects and
continue the work started by the last PCV here.
Other future ideas include a social
entrepreneurship venture for women who are survivors of cancer and a
campaign to engage youth and see what civic engagement projects they
would be interested in doing. I feel really lucky to have an
organization that matches my skill set so well. I’ve had a great
beginning so far and I look forward to all the things we can achieve