Karolina · DNS 2016
Hej there! I am Karolina, a world citizen who was born in the land of Lithuania 25 years ago.
I dream about a world where people don’t fight for territory, resources, borders. A world, where people are happy to see each other, regardless their skin color. A World, where they don’t meassure you according size of your wallet or amount of make up on your face. A World, where everyone can be themselves and be okay with it.
A World, where instead of building a higher fence, we would build a bigger table. A World, where being a human being is an argument, valid enough to show one’s kindness and generosity. A World, where we respect and appreciate the miraculously beautiful planet we have a chance to be a part of.
A World, where we not only take all these aspects into account, but also behave accordingly. I believe that we have much bigger potential to live in this kind of world than we ever use. The DNS programme gives a lot of opportunities to face the challenges of the modern world. It’s just up to me now, what kind of result I want to make out of it.
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To choose the path of teaching took me some time, I must say. It started on my very first 1st of September, this is the day when the school year starts in Lithuania. I simply loved it. And I am not talking about the lessons and tests, but about all the kinds of people I got to interact with and about the learning process that was happening there, somehow in between lessons most of the time. Though I was in love with the school and Summer holidays always seemed too long of a break, I never thought I will become a teacher. It is now, when I reflect, I see lots of sense in my actions and choices that led me to choose this profession.
I like to find the beauty in what is around me, sometimes it only comes when I have my camera in hand, walking through city streets, noticing the glimmers of light shining through gaps between buildings or they way it gracefully dances along the clouds shortly before sunset.
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