Peter Evans Age:
Australian Hobbies and interest:
Travelling and service learning projects
Favourite Czech food:
Palačinky and goulash
Travelling Aussie Peter Evans is a teacher, a traveller and a founder of the Aid Africa Foundation. He prepares and runs service learning projects in a rural area of South Africa.
Where do you come from and what is your relationship to Ostrava? I am an Australian. Nowadays I live in Adelaide. In 2010 I emailed the 1st International School of Ostrava and presented them with an opportunity to take part in a service learning project. Why did you decide to cooperate with 1st International School of Ostrava in the past years? I think as an Australian teacher and with my passion for global environmental awareness I surprised the school’s principal. I was impressed with the school’s international ethos and focus on international mindfulness and their pedagogical approach.
What is exciting about the region for you? As I arrived by train in late October, my first impression was of the people’s friendliness. The city of Ostrava is vibrant and even the cold did not stop me from taking a walk through the cosmopolitan streets. The city is charming, the mountains are stunning. In particular, the Science and Technology Museum is an experience I will never forget. What is your service learning project in South Africa about? Our primary objective is to aid and work with rural schools in rural areas in South Africa. It allows us as individuals to connect with real people and their ordinary lives.
Text: Mgr. Ivo Helebrant, ředitel školy 1st International School of Ostrava - mezinárodní gymnázium, s.r.o. Foto: archiv 1st International School of Ostrava - mezinárodní gymnázium, s.r.o. www.is-ostrava.cz
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