Paula Medina

Paula Medina is passionate about sharing and finding happiness in the smallest and simplest things. She is involved in nature conservation, the fight for equal human rights and promoting international and intercultural understanding. Her goals for the year are to learn and explore about life, much further than any classroom could teach her; she dreams with being able to immerse herself in the community and the culture, creating the maximum possible exchange of ideas with the locals. What inspire her the most is to see how youth all around the world take awareness of their lives and of their environment, questioning what surrounds them in order to create a better world.

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Reflection about Yaye Fatou Dieng

*29 de Abril de 2019* El día que llegué a mi casa senegalesa, me dijo mi Yaay que a partir de ese momento, yo me llamaría Yaye Fatou. Mi apellido sería Dieng, porque así se apellidaba mi nueva familia senegalesa. Yaye Fatou Dieng. Y yo,…

29 April, 2019

Manifest about ants and heroes

*February 17th 2019* “If any of you, students, are curious for a while, go and observe the ants in their daily routine, you will see that they all follow a perfect line. Everyone marches following the one in front of them, without deviating from the…

16 April, 2019

Trazas de pensamientos mañaneros

January 14th 2018 Today we don’t have Wolof class in the morning. So I take the path to the outskirts of my town, what I call the forest. I walk exchanging some ¨Salammalekum¨, I open my eyes to the beauty of the baobabs and I…

14 January, 2019

ATTAYA

29th October 2018 Attaya is sitting under a tree shade. Attaya is an invitation to discover someone new. Attaya is conversation. Attaya is calmness. Attaya is sharing. Attaya is a constant welcome. Some days ago, in one of our explorations around our town, we ended…

21 November, 2018

Ndank-ndank

10 Sept 2018 With every new sunrise, there’s laugh, heat and learnings. I feel I can now assure how essential language is. Without communication, there’s no interaction, and so there’s no socialisation, inhibiting life in society. With this feeling of chaos and lack of sense…

29 October, 2018

Ndank-ndank

10 Sept 2018 With every new sunrise, there’s laugh, heat and learnings. I feel I can now assure how essential language is. Without communication, there’s no interaction, and so there’s no socialisation, inhibiting life in society. With this feeling of chaos and lack of sense…

16 October, 2018

Dalal ak jàmm!

8 Sept 2018 Today I arrived to my host family in this yet unknown country for me. My senegalese name is ‘Yaay Faatu’, the identity with which I will be recognised by my new neighbours. The life awaiting for me at this point is to…

06 October, 2018

Bifurcaciones

Two years ago, I started a life changing experience. I was offered a scholarship to attend UWCSEA, meaning I was going to be spending two years in Singapore in an international school supported by values based on peace, diversity and international understanding. I refer to…

18 August, 2018

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