Another colorful GROW edition has finished! This winter, GROW collected lot of smiles, life lessons, friends, fun events and got to know cultures like Brazil, Mexico, Pakistan, Indonesia, Algeria etc. thanks to the 32 international trainers who were the teenagers’ “guides” in the adventure of self-discovery. We invited them to share their impressions about the project, about Romania and the whol experience.

“My name is Andriana. When I was a kid, I wanted to became a teacher, a journalist, and a cosmonaut. I’m now working towards fulfilling my childhood dreams, so if you happen to know when the next rocket is being launched to space – let me know! 🙂


I was born and raised in Bulgaria and in the last 6 years I’ve been living abroad, most of the time in Austria, which I call my second home now. In both countries I appreciate most the people who are close to me. I really believe in the saying “Home is where your heart is”.


One of my goals for this year is to improve my training skills, so I thought that GROW would be a perfect opportunity for me – and so it was! Some of the most beautiful moments in GROW were the discussions with my participants – I enjoyed a lot seeing the world from their perspective. It was another trainer who showed me how well can art fit into almost any topic when it comes to ways of expression and learning.

Romania has beautiful people, relaxed and joyful daily life. You should try the delicious salata de vinete!”