Someone calls me Honza, others call me Jan. Please, don't call me by second, it is too formal one. :))
Hi, I'm Gaile from Lithuania and I'm 23 years old. It's already four years after I finished my school. I was searching what to do in my life because I didn't want to live ordinarily. I believe that sometimes you have to be patient and wait for a right thing to come. After I got to know about DNS it took me very little time to make a decision and now I'm here, already started my saving up period, with the feeling that I came into a big family. Here I have already met many good people from whom I can learn. I'm interested in pedagogy, social work, psychology, spirituality; I love being in nature. In DNS, I want to learn more about people, world and its reality and to share that knowledge with others.
Hi, my name is Aušrinė, which means "the morning star" in English. I have already shined 23 years of my life in the sky. Actually, I think that we all are like stars. Something happens to burst us open; but when we burst open and think we are dying, we are actually turning into a supernova. And then when we look at ourselves again, we see that we’re suddenly more beautiful than we ever were before!
My name is Annelies, and I’m from the Netherlands. I’m 31 summers old. No great big stories of travels around the world here. I spent the last few years of my life working in healthcare, with people who are mentally challenged. People who have been taught all their life that they can never be ‘normal’. Well, guess what? Nobody is normal!
Few years ago I was 18 and I finished with the education in the high school. Doing what I was supposed to do, I went to the university to study education. Four years later I finished it. I had the feeling that I had learnt hardly nothing, that I had lost my time and money (in Spain it is expensive, even the public one) and that the university was a fraud.
I just could see how difficult it was the teaching task and how little did I know about it. At any point I thought I was ready to teach and anyway right now in Spain it is impossible to find a job on that, so I didn’t know what to do. One day after taking a nap I received a mail that would change my life. This was telling me that there was a kind of education where you actually learn how to do things, where you reach to know the world and where you get a lot of practice and experience. This was about DNS and I could not believe it. It felt like a dream. At first I thought it would be really expensive and I would not be able to join, but then I read about the saving-up period and I could not find any excuse not to come. So my question is not “why to come?” but instead “what keeps you from coming?” and the answer is nothing.
By the moment everything in DNS seems to fit with my way of seeing life. From the first day you become part of the community and you start learning. Students and teachers make all things together, from organizing big events to enjoy and organize a cozy evening. You might find yourself cooking for 30 people or painting a house or maybe weeding at 8 in the morning because there is some people coming and it needs to look nice. DNS is much more than knowledge: it is about trusting yourself and discovering that you are actually able to do whatever you want to do, even change the world a little bit.
Hello! My name is Kristiâna, I am from Latvia and I am 18 years old. When I needed to start thinking about what to do after the high school, I couldn't find out anything that would get my attention, but then I found out about DNS and I knew that not only I want to do this, but I need to do this.
Hello people, I am Mykolas and I come from Lithuania. And upon coming here I was really curious: how the people here are like? Will it be a good time or a tough one? How can I be sure I made a correct decision?
Well guess what - it is so exciting here meeting intercultural atmosphere and all the different people that I get even more excited when I start thinking how it will go in the future.
Short about me: I am 27, already have a jeweller's diploma and I work a lot with children on this basis. So, I think it is about time to go level-up in this field. And what I get here is way more than I expected.
So, my thoughts are: if You want to change a world - do it. Come to DNS.
Hi guys! My name is Miglė and I am 19 years old. I am going to be honest with you: my life before DNS wasn’t really interesting. I did the same that everyone did. When I finished the high school, I though I would go to a “normal” university and do “normal” things with the grey mass of people. Then, I realized that life is too short to waste it. So, if you have dreams, you have to make them real and you have to do it now. Because no one else will do it for you. If one of yours is to make the world a better place to live: then put a smile on your face and join our team. Because we are all the same. Instead of dreaming, I also like playing the piano, reading, photography and geography. I believe, that the best you can do with your life is to learn everything about it and be brave enough to see it the way it is. With all of its colours, lights and shadows.
If you have a dream, don’t waste your energy explaining why.
See you soon!
Hey everyone! My name is Mykolas and I'm from Vilnius, Lithuania.
Something about myself - the most important part in my life is about music. I have been in love with it since I could remember. I also like sports, reading, traveling (duuh, who doesn't like it), driving, cycling and many, many other things.
Want to hear my story which is about how I joined DNS? Ok, here it goes... When I finished high school, I went to a university in Vilnius and studied Economics & Politics. When I was midway through my second year at the university, I've heard about DNS and thought that the programme itself was unique and this was just what I needed to do. So I dropped out of university and came here. I have thought that I would regret it, but now I am sure that I won’t.
Hope to see you in team 2015!