I am Liam. A Canadian, but also fellow human being who has become frustrated with the momentum of ignorance that is driving the world astray. I left the university classroom to go travel Europe by myself 1 year ago. This journey has led me to the realization that you must fight to spread the change that is necessary for the planet and its people. I am passionate about films and acting. These are tools for communicating and reaching as far as you dare in this short life we are given. DNS is an exciting challenge, tackled with fantastic people, and I am very excited to see what our strong group can accomplish in 2014.
Bonjour. My name is Nadina and although it's a French name, I'm mostly Latvian. Some Polish and Lithuanian blood kicking about too though for sure. I have been doing crosswords, killing time and dancing up until I found out about DNS and decided to surround myself with those on the same mission as me. Which I'm still going to find out… I love a good laugh, riding bikes and long baths. Deeply interested in sharing good vibrations of all kinds. When I started working (read playing) with kids in curiosity centre with each and every day my enjoyment and interest about pedagogy grew bigger. So, I realized that teaching might be just the way to fulfill those wise words of my dear pal Pablo Picasso -''Meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.'' Stay curious!
After several months of saving up, we have finally started the programme! Everyday, we are facing challenges, which include our studies, preparations for our Africa bus travel and making sure that Tvind is an active and amazing place to be in! This year, we are the pioneer team as we will be travelling around Southern Africa!
Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get.
Hi, I'm Laura from Finland and to say it shortly, I joined DNS to learn, experience and make the most out of it. I want to make a change and actually do something.
<<“People where you live," the Little Prince said, "grow five thousand roses in one garden... yet they don't find what they're looking for...
They don't find it," I answered.
And yet what they're looking for could be found in a single rose, or a little water..."
Of course," I answered.
And the Little Prince added, "But eyes are blind. You have to look with the heart.”>>
― extract from The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
Hi, I’m Stef and my physical body is twenty-one years old.
I tried a lot of different things in my young life and most of my friends cannot really understand this dissolute BUT happy life. Every time it requires some courage and self-confidence to just take my backpack, move to somewhere and leave everybody behind. Anyways, that's what I like about DNS. There are heaps of people like me, full of dreams and ideas about life and how this world actually has to be. I suppose that's why we're coming together :)
And during my travels, I realized that “a mind opened by new experiences never goes back to its old dimensions”. It’s a pretty simple thesis but that’s how I wanna live life in itself. Sharing and learning from others but feeling free and being independent as much as I can.