So far away – and yet so close...

At Gödöllő, on a warm summer day, after a rapid acquaintance, we set out almost to the end of the world. Okay, you don’t have to go that far to meet ill-fated fellow citizens living in difficult circumstances. As for us, led by Eszter, we joined the work of the Tegyél Egy Szebb Jövőért Egyesület (Act For A More Beautiful Future) in Mátramindszent. We prepared with children’s activities, with the women joining all our handicraft programs with just as much – if not more – enthusiasm than the children. In the meantime, we learned from our conversations that the village’s inhabitants commute a long way to study and work. One grandfather was accompanying his grandchild whom he is raising because the parents abandoned the child and don’t care for the waif. This was heart-wrenching to hear, and we were happy for our help to have gotten to the right place. As a courtesy of the foundation, the inhabitants of Mátramindszent were taken care of that day, had their share of smiles and were given lunch to fill themselves, as well. We started back into our bustling, rushing world. After a day like this, I feel like being a little bit richer; I can truly recommend it to anyone – it makes the soul more beautiful when we take care of our fellow humans in need.

During my journey, Athéna was the very first one I heard from about kizomba ... since then, I have been attending a beginner’s dance course. All the things such a community day can be good for!