Albino Pereira about “Journey together” – get in touch with other realities and learn from them
As director of EYV I find myself in a permanent search for learning. My main goal is to get in touch with other realities and learn from them. Anything that I can learn and disseminate in my school, thus promoting success, is always enriching. I’ve participated in many projects, either in the educational, vocational and non-governmental fields.
The school’s greatest asset is the great experience we have, over many years, of participating in Erasmus projects. We have several internal programs in place to support students and families in order to promote success, which we can share. In any institution there is always room for improvement, and the best way to learn is always with others. The sharing among peers is extremely rich. These precise projects have excellent availability to provide an international sphere of learning.
The interculturality of the blended mobility was astonishing. The work on this mobility was intense and there was not much free time, but it was enough to feel the empathy of the Estonian people. In these projects, we learned that there is much that distinguishes us between peoples, but there is also much in common. The great importance of these projects for Europe is to show that there is more that unites us than separates us. Being essentially optimistic, at the beginning of every project, there are more hopes and expectations than fears.
The expectation about what will be learned and how we can take advantage of it is the greatest of all. In this particular case, there was one fear – the possibility that COVID might lead to a halt in the project. I felt fulfilled by the sharing that took place during the days of this mobility. I sincerely believe that the project has great prospects in order to provide a meaningful learning process and exemplary results.