How did you hear about Visions for Children e.V.?
I became aware of the organization through my sister Hila Limar. She joined during her studies and invested a lot of time in the organization’s mission. I always admired the work of the volunteers, but I wasn’t sure whether I would be able to live up to the responsibility if I joined. At some point towards the end of 2012, I finally attended a meeting and had so much fun getting involved and sharing my ideas that from that moment on it was clear that I had to become a member.
What made you decide to support a small association like us?
The small association not only gives me the opportunity to observe projects and processes transparently at close quarters, but the flat hierarchies and very manageable administrative structure also mean that I can easily share, discuss and implement my ideas and thoughts directly with the other members.
Why do you think it is important to be socially involved?
Each and every one of us, as citizens of a country, as people of this global world and inhabitants of this earth, has a responsibility to get involved in some way, to make a contribution – no matter in what context – that’s how I see it. Whether it’s joining a political party, doing an FSJ, producing a touching song, a kind gesture to a stranger, or working in a small charity – every deed counts; no – every deed counts! This is the only way we can actively shape and mold the world we live in and tackle injustice and grievances.
What does education mean to you?
Without education, we will not learn how to treat each other – the world and ourselves – properly. Education teaches us ways and means of taking control of our lives and determining the direction we want to take. Education makes us independent and at the same time shows us how much we all depend on each other and how important it is to help each other.
What used to be your favorite subject at school?
My favorite subject at school was English, and sometimes art, depending on the teacher. English, because I can learn languages very easily and have always translated English music and watched MTV shows with subtitles all day. So my English was already quite advanced as a child. Art, because it’s my passion. I started drawing at an early age and loved drawing still lifes at school or getting creative myself.
What is the most valuable thing you have learned and taken with you from your school days?
The teachers who encouraged and challenged me. Teachers who not only gave me funny anecdotes for the rest of my life, but also taught me important virtues for life. I also have unique classmates and friends who continue to enrich me to this day.