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.
More Humans of DNS
I hope DNS will teach me the essential pedagogical skills that I will need in order to become the effective activist that I want to become, who uses education as a tool of mobilisation.
I feel it’s a key point to keep questioning what has been considered a norm. I would like to immerse myself into what we assume about learning and teaching and search for alternatives.
I have decided to join DNS for many reasons – one being that after my many adventures I have come to realise how important education is and that it plays a key role in societal change.
Theresa Link graduated from DNS in 2012. She has worked as a social educator and teacher in Denmark and Germany. Music and performance art are some of her passions.
My passion for learning makes me invest quite some time in finding out new things, new ways and new processes and, of course, my passion for learning made me become a teacher.
“Education must empower us to lead our own life, develop social connections, lift people up and bring them together. It must minimize the chances of being manipulated or becoming actors in someone else’s play.”