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
Finally, I know I am ready to engage any adventure, and since I was little I loved to talk in public, share, learn and teach. So, then when I found out about DNS it was the light at the end of the tunnel.
Kamal Ahamada graduated from DNS in 2009. In this video, he shares some insights into the DNS experience and how it influences his work as a teacher and community leader today.
I am from a small province called Catalonia, located to the northeast of the Iberian Peninsula, beautiful for its mountains called the Pyrenees and the beaches of the Mediterranean coast.
At some point I decided that I wanted to be a teacher who fights for justice and dignity together with the people. A teacher who is not limited by the four walls of a classroom – rather the opposite.
Without warning, I broke the rules and chose to travel, and for the first time I felt that I was free to learn, free from any boundaries, able to check the perimeter and test my limits. Pulling me as far as I could reach.
Today, we need debates about feminism, peace, ecology, social movements, and much more. Creative alternative education offers each of us new perspectives and new ways of understanding.