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Presentation of the Muppet Show as a promotion of local culture

I took part in the performance of the Muppet Show presented by Szigligeti Színház Lilliput Társulat from Oradea (about 40 km away from Săcueni). This event took place in the local theater in Săcueni on October 12.

The original Muppet Show is a comedy series created by Jim Henson and featuring the Muppets. The series was made as two pilot episodes produced by Henson for ABC in 1974 and 1975, respectively.

The actors from Oradea used muppets to convey content related to Romanian culture. The main viewers were pupils of the local school, teachers, employees of the community center and us, international volunteers.

“You truly feel welcomed”

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.

“People are pretty similar everywhere”

Sziasztok! It’s Pepe Guerrero, nice to meet you, reader! I’m coming from Sevilla, Spain, and just arrived to Săcueni on the beginning of August. I’ll stay here for 4 months promoting the amazing tourist attractions of this hidden gem in Western Romania!

I’m 23 years old and I just graduated in tourism at Sevilla University, but I wanted to learn more in a different field. That’s why I’m here, to learn more and more about video creation and edition. Also, after a long period of no travelling, it was the perfect opportunity to move and discover a unique destination that I never thought I would visit before.

Travelling and living in different countries is helping me to understand that people are pretty similar everywhere, even coming from such distant places in the world. We should focus more on what we have in common rather than in what makes us different!

“To learn as much I can”

Hello everyone. My name is Javier Teruel Mirón, I am 27 years old and I am so happy to be here in Sacueni. I am from Spain and I’m going to work at Erhangja for four months with a European Solidarity Corps project and I will do a Special Podcast Series talking about Sacueni, Bihor County and Valea Ierului area.

I have studied Journalism and I love radio, so I am super happy to be here doing the most what I love. I love meeting people, knowing new countries and cultures and travelling as well and I think that a journalist these experiences make me grow as a person, they allow me to open my mind and get to know new perspectives that as a journalist and as a person are very enriching.

As a volunteer I would like to learn as much I can and I would like to contribute to the promotion of tourism in this spectacular area. I hope you enjoy my work as much as I am enjoying it and that you like it. Nice to meet you and see you!!