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 Claudia.

Claudia - CraiovaI’m Claudia and I’m the GROW OCP from Craiova. Here are 3 things about me that no many people know:

  • My eyelids are really white;
  • I dance every morning;
  • I don’t like the colour red, though I’m a redhead.

When I was in the 11th grade, my best friends and I participated in a national project organized by the European Parliament for teenagers. It lasted 4 days, was organized at Busteni and after its end, me and my friends decided that we should stay for one more night in Brasov, so we called our parents and they agreed. Because we had few money left, we all rented an apartment in which we slept. It had two huge couches but we didn’t check before if they were extensible, so we slept really crowded and it was very cold. When we woke up we noticed that those were actually extensible couches and that we slept with the window open. What I learned from it? Besides closing the window when you go to sleep, I learned that you should always check for yourself before listening to what others say.

If I were a country, I would be Switzerland. Besides the fact they’re neutral and they mind their own business, they’re really good being this way.

To improve education in Romania, I would change the way some students have more benefits than others and I would try to implement this sort of education in which everyone does and learns something that is suited for their skills. People are not the same or think alike and an educational system based on that would change mentalities in a big way.