IRINA MELADZE EUROOPA SOLIDAARSUSKORPUS / EUROPEAN SOLIDARITY CORPS
Name: Irina Meladze
Age: 24 years old
Country/city of origin: Georgia/Tbilisi
Activity Dates: 06.09.2023 – 01.07.2024
Total Months of Volunteering: 10 months
Hosting city in Estonia: Tallinn
Hosting organisation: Tallinn Lauliku Kindergarten
My volunteering journey has been a fulfilling mix of cultural exchange and community engagement. In addition to daily activities, I leverage my profession as a painter and graphic designer to enhance children’s artistic skills in their day-to-day lives. Moreover, I design various print files to make the English learning process enjoyable and interesting for the kids.
Beyond these, my activities at Lauliku are diverse. They include choreographing a lively Georgian national dance for the children’s New Year’s party, transforming one of the famous Georgian tale-“Komble,” into an Estonian theater play. I am also actively involved in the seasonal festive decoration of the kindergarten. Each moment is dedicated to fostering joy and connection within the community.
Furthermore, I have taken the initiative to facilitate group projects for kids, such as handcrafting Christmas trees, and guided the children in creating personalized postcards for their families. These activities contribute to creating a vibrant and enriching environment for the children at Lauliku.