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 Monica.

Monica PitestiHello! I’m Monica, OCP in Pitesti, and I’m happy to tell you some things about me.

  • I was born on 13, but for me is a lucky day.
  • When I was in highschool, I was a really mean girl and beat all the boys, so my teachers always put them at the same desk with me to keep them paying attention in class.
  • If I were a country, I would be Italy, because I was there, I visited this country and I was fascinated by it, by the food and the lifestyle. Italy has everything, beautiful mountains and a wonderful sea, in the north and in the south of the country. In Italy you will also find volcanos and lots of orange fields. The education system is different from our, for example in engineering there are fewer subjects in an academic year and they devote more hours to learn for each of them. Not all the students who complete university receive a diploma, but only those who demonstrate through practical tests that they have accumulated knowledge in the specific field.
  • For me, the way of teaching is the problem in our education system now. I mean that all is starting from the salary that the teachers are receiving, a low, unmotivating salary. Teenagers don’t want to participate in boring classes or are not interested. So, the first change I would do is to increase a little bit the salary of the teachers. Then, I would try to do the classes less boring, by having interactive activities in order to make the teenagers competitive and eager to do and learn more than the others.