How did learn 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 organization like ours?
Because Visions is a small organization, I not only have the opportunity to observe projects and processes up close, but I can also work within its flat hierarchy and minimal administration to share, discuss, and implement my ideas and thoughts directly with other members.
Why do you find it important to get involved in social projects?
Every single one of us, as citizens of a country, as people of this global community and inhabitants of this earth, has the responsibility to get involved, to contribute in some way, to do their part, no matter in which context; that’s how I see it. Whether it’s joining a party, doing a voluntary year of social service, producing a song that moves people, a nice gesture towards a stranger or working in a small relief organization – every action counts; no – it comes down to exactly these small actions! It is in this way that we can actively shape and create the world in which we live and address social injustices.
What does education mean to you?
Without education, we don’t learn how to interact (with the world or ourselves) in the right way. Education teaches us the ways and means by which we can take our life into our own hands and determine the direction it should take. Education makes us independent and at the same time shows us how much we all depend on each other and how important mutual support is.
What was your favorite subject at school?
My favorite subject at school was English, and depending on the teacher, sometimes art. English because I have always been able to learn languages easily and always enjoyed translating English music. I used to spend a lot of time watching MTV shows with subtitles. As a result, my English was already pretty advanced at an early age. Art, because it is my passion. I started drawing when I was young, and at school, I loved sketching still lifes or just being creative.
What is the most valuable thing you learned and were able to take with you from your school days?
The teachers who encouraged and challenged me. Teachers who not only gave me funny anecdotes that I’ll have for the rest of my life but also imparted important virtues for life to me. Also, my unique classmates and friends who enrich my life to this day.