It happened! Grow Creative in Rijeka

‘Grow Creative’ is an international youth exchange that took place on October 6-17, 2015.

The youth exchange we were preparing and waiting so much took place in Rijeka on 6-17 October. 30 young curious and talented people from Croatia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, and Spain came to learn, act and have fun. And they did it!

Working methods

Many things were happening every day. We learned some NLP and coaching tools, and had many interactive presentations and discussions. We played different roles,and had new exercises and energizers every day. Many activities were created and led by the participants. Thank you for sharing your experiences with us!
We used many different ways of communication, mingling and cooperation. Our mutual understanding and unity reached ones of its highest peaks during the cultural evening. Each country presented the best of its culture: artistic performances, traditional dances, national habits, and delicious cuisine. And we saw creativity boosting! Altogether it made the event so intense, exciting and remarkable.

Testimonials from Grow Creative

Everything I wanted, I got. During the coaching sessions and some exercises, I got the answers on my “life questions”. I have found my Dharma job. So, the dreams come true very fast and I believe that it would continue after I’ll come back to home.

Overall the exchange was top quality. It had everything and it was fun as well as useful. One of the best ones I’ve participated in. I enjoyed especially the activities brought in by participants so as a suggestion I would say having more time and space for participants.

It was really useful youth exchange. Every workshop was with very clear purpose like a piece of puzzle. In the end you can realize that every step is part of the process for personal development and we improve ourselves by improving the others. I know that the program is intensive and meaningful but I would like to have a bit more free time at night.

I liked every part of this exchange, the people, the activities and in general the atmosphere.

It was an amazing experience that I’d really like to go through again. Applying for this project was one of the best experiences of my life.

Venue and accommodation

All these 11 days Dharma Hostel was our home, sweet home. It provided us with beautiful Adriatic Sea view, comfortable rooms, vegetarian food, yoga classes in the morning, and very friendly and hospitable staff. We also went out to explore Rijeka, and it was a lot of fun with some unexpected discoveries. Sometimes the things were not easy, and we needed support of each other.  Sometimes we went out of our comfort zones, but always came back to our Cozy Area. And eventually team work proved that everything is possible, we got impressive results and had a great time together!

Thank you to all the participants for making this exchange so special and inspirational. We hope to see you again and wish you beautiful adventures ahead.