In every city where GROW takes place, we have a local team that implements the project, led by a coordinator (OCP). We are preparing a new GROW edition, so let’s meet the local coordinators! We’ve asked them about their high school years, their personality and how they would change the educational system. Today we present you Anamaria.

Ana Maria - GalatiHello! I’m Anamaria, OCP in Galati! Here are some things about me:

I’m very friendly and sociable and I love to hug people. My big dream is to have a beautiful family and to give to my children a good education. I want very much to visit Brazil and India: Brazil because of the awesome carnaval and great dances and India for the spicy food and for its culture.

In high school I met my best friend and I have my best memories from that time. I’m very proud I graduated that high school! My class master was a very kind person and she learnt us to always be good and patience with others and that every experience we live is about people and memories.

If I were a country, for sure I would be Romania. I love my country and I think it’s unique and beautiful.

A representative symbol for GROW could be a little kid who wants to grow up, but doesn’t know how his future looks like.

If I could change something in the educational system, I would send teachers at non-formal trainings and I would rise their salary. I would put more accent on the students’ feelings, thoughts, ideas and I would suggest to have classes with more practical activities. I would make school a more attractive and friendly place for students.