Hi! My name is Mariana and I’m 23 years old, a recent graduate from University of Porto in Educational Sciences by the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences. I was born in Coimbra but spent the last years studying in Porto, Portugal.

The opportunity to volunteer in Sacueni with Erhangja Association came at the best possible moment in my life. The project with media tools for the city development is something I’m really interested in and I’m hoping to understand the logistics of running an association like Erhangja and what that entails.

So far Sacueni has been a lovely experience, the people are extremely kind and you truly feel welcomed even if there is a language barrier.

I’ve always been fascinated with eastern Europe and the Balkan region so this is like a dream come true, to work and learn everyday in this beautiful place.