Blog written by Julia FONTANA DESINANO
It is very interesting to think that at this same time there are other 17 YEP around the world in the same situation as me .. preparing for the Selection Camp, which will definitely be one of the most unforgettable experiences of my life!
The best thing is to know that these people have the same principles and ideas than I do, we are all trying to make a difference in the world, make it in some way better, cleaner and more enjoyable for human and animal life.
The other day I had the first Skype conference with my YEP friends Yoav (Israel) and Shruthi (Nova Zelandia). It was very interesting! At the beginning we were all a bit embarrassed but throughout the conversation things became better, we discussed possible projects in Brazil. It is very cool to see different ideas, and even nicer to know that it will happen here in my country!
Brazil is a fantastic country, but in need of attention, especially in the Amazon region. Being a very large region, we can't know what's going on there. The deforestation size and problems with the fauna and flora are enormous. The communities who live on the borders of rivers, often suffer also from such problems, they are very poor, with little education and without health structure.
I am very happy to know that there are young people who are gathering together to care a little for this forest, and I'm even happier to be able to join this group!
I'm really excited for the camp! I am a bit afraid of the cold, here in Brazil we are in the middle of summer and I've never been in such a cold place like Switzerland. This will be one more obstacle to overcome!
The physical and psychological preparation is also being intense! I am making some conversation classes in English, to be more prepared! and running and cycling all the time!
I cannot wait to meet all other YEP members and know what they are thinking about the Amazon and the possible solutions!