My name is Hermine. I’m 27 years old, I’m from France and I’m doing my ESC (European Solidarity Corps) project at Mädchenzentrum Klagenfurt. I wanted to go back to living abroad after four months in the UK so I searched for an ESC project with no specific country in mind and found this one really interesting as helping other girls and sisterhood are things that really resonate with me.
I wanted to be helpful and useful and I thought this project would be the perfect way to do it. Indeed, Mädchenzentrum is a girl centre who welcomes and helps young women with difficult backgrounds.
As a volunteer the first months were mostly observation and taking part in the activities like painting or cooking classes. I was also working on a short film we made to present the centre. More recently I’ve been working on the organisation of a film club. I made the promotional poster.
I also help the girls with their English homework. And my next project is to have my own poetry workshop with the girls.