I am Carmen Torres and I have been working as a teacher since 2009. I have been a teacher of modern languages in formal and non-formal education. I am also a volunteer in an NGO in Malaga and I have been international mentor for kids and teenagers in Belarus this summer. In formal education I have carried out different workshops with non-formal educational methods such as; Halloween workshop, Saint’s Valentine’s workshop, Carnival, García Lorca’s Anniversary workshop mixing theatre, music and dance. I have also participated in Youth in Action program – training courses in Greece, UK, Armenia, the Netherlands, Spain, Serbia and in youth exchanges in Romania as team leader.
Currently I have been participating and organising a youth exchange on human rights in Malaga and I am going to present my first project. I consider life is a continuous learning process, everybody deserves a second chance, we learn from mistakes, languages are bridges between cultures and love is what makes the world go around.
Why is intercultural dialogue important in general?
It is very important because it is the only way to be able to communicate, accept and respect each other in our current society.