Category Archives: guest blog

In their shoes!

Blog by Ideas Partnership volunteer Kaltrina Kusari If you enter any store towards the end of August, you immediately see “Back to School” displays. All those colorful notebooks and backpacks lure kids in, making them believe that they really need … Continue reading

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Finding the words and images to say

Guest blogger: Elisabetta Iberni I still cannot say whether my first encounter with Elizabeth, in the Roma Mahalla of Mitrovica, happened by accident or by destiny. I have been working there for almost two years with Danish Refugee Council, in … Continue reading

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Virtual volunteering

Guest blog by Su Jones By day I’m a senior design manager for a high street retailer, and in my evenings and weekends I am a virtual volunteer for The Ideas Partnership, working from the UK to remotely support the fantastic work … Continue reading

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What the twelve year-olds taught me

Guest blogger: Kaltrina Kusari I initially wanted to be a part of the catch-up classes in Fushe-Kosove because I grew up in Kosova, but I was rarely exposed to the Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities. I wanted to immerse myself … Continue reading

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Letters and numbers, oh my!

I’m Lisa Smith, one of the volunteers in Fushe Kosove and the guest blogger for this posting. LETTERS and NUMBERS, that’s what’s on my mind…subjects that have become close to me, painstakingly so at times, these last few months of … Continue reading

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Getting Elhame to school

Guest blogger: Zsofia Kuszenda “My name is Zsofia Kuszenda, I am a volunteer of The Ideas Partnership.” This has been my line for more than a year now; this is how I start e-mails and this is how I introduce … Continue reading

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The other side of life in Kosovo

Old Rob here. (I used to be just ‘Rob’, but now we’ve younger Rob the volunteer teacher, and I got relegated.) I’m guest-blogging – rather like those has-been B-grade actors who occasionally crop up on the daytime cop shows. So, … Continue reading

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A volunteer’s experience

Guest Blogger: Robert Williams Hello everyone. I’m Rob, a volunteer for the Ideas Partnership and English teacher at our Catch-Up Classes “29 Plus”. I’ve been fortunate enough to have been at the classes from day one, watching our dusty, unfurnished … Continue reading

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Flying the nest

Flying the nest Guest Blogger: Laura Sparkes I have been lucky enough to work for The Ideas Partnership during three of its most energetic and active months. The story starts at the end of last year when TIP befriended Agron and … Continue reading

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