6th Sveti Nikola secondary comprehensive school, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
“I come from a kind of a lost generation. I still remember the time when I couldn’t go out of Bulgaria and I couldn’t speak openly as I would like to. My father’s family was considered a kind of enemy for the socialist party government, so I learned from my parents how important it is to feel free to exchange ideas, traditions and values with people all over the world. And
I have never suffered of too much patriotism, so I now feel a citizen of the world.
In our school we carried out four or five European projects so far. I think the most important benefit wasn’t not only the mobility (most of the teachers visited their colleagues all over Europe) but the exchange of ideas and positive energy. I strongl
y believe this will change many people’s thinking. Not very soon but forever!” (Diana Dimitrova, coordinator of mentors of young ambassadors of intercultural dialogue from Bulgaria)
Instituto de Educación Secundaria Ies Rafael Pérez Estrada, Malaga, Spain
“To me, having contact with other cultures means to be able to see all the good things in others, to respect other people´s feelings and culture… to be able to share the positive things of our city, our country, our language. That´s why I liked the idea of exchanging messages with you and joining my students in this little adventure as well. I hope they will stay in touch with each other!!!” (Carmen Fernández, coordinator of mentors of young ambassadors of intercultural dialogue from Spain)