Do Great Things
...and Leave your mark
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D.G.T.’s mission is focused on creating a network between youngsters, students and researchers of different backgrounds and nationalities on topics such as: cultural exchange and learning, non-formal education, ecology, sustainable development, European citizenship, climate change, geopolitics and many more.
We have a vast experience in international projects and besides implementing local projects we are organising also, youth exchanges, in Romania.
We, as D.G.T., believe that with every international youth initiative is a chance to learn about others and ourself.
D.o G.reat T.hings and leave your mark …
We are called D.G.T. (Do Great Things) Association and our main targets are high-school and university students, young entrepreneurs and disadvantaged young people and youth leaders in Romania.
We work with volunteers from all universities in Bucharest (especially the Academy of Economics, the largest economics university from South-East Europe) and we collaborate with other youngsters all across Romania.
Briefly, D.G.T. Association is a non-governmental organisation that was born from the passion of a few youngsters who wanted to take action and make a change in the society they were living into.
D.G.T.’s founding members have also the desire to give back all the things they have learned and experienced during previous years of volunteering.
D.G.T.’s mission focuses on national and international networking among young people, students, trainers and teachers of different nationalities, cultures and backgrounds. It tackles topics such as intercultural exchange, non-formal education, ecology, climate change, sustainable development, entrepreneurship, creativity, human rights, European citizenship, international politics (geopolitics), new media, communication. All these are added to facilitate the accumulation of experience by young people, through voluntary activities, allowing them to put into practice the theory learned in school.
Thanks to the fact that our mission focuses on networking, we’ve created Do Great Things Network as an informal net of people, NGO’s, associations, organisations and institutions all over the world.
As is the motto of the place: Sint Maarten the friendly island, I managed to discover the identity and roots of this Caribbean place, through my own experience.
Participating in this Erasmus + project, helped me to discover my true personal values and how I can identify with certain traits and values specific to a different culture, but also getting to know new people from different corners of the world.
I realized that every friend I met there, left a beautiful mark on my soul. Saying goodbye to these people left me hoping to see each other again sometime and somewhere in this flow of life. 😀
We had an amazing project in Sint Maarten where we had the chance to be part of some really interesting activities that helped us to discover more not only about ourselves but also about our roots, our culture, our values and so on.
The activities took place not only in the venue therefore we were also exploring the beautiful nature of the island and we were meeting local people with whom we interact during several activities – we were surprised to find out that most of them are immigrants who chose to move there for all (an idea that sounds tempting for some of us as well).
Moreover, meeting them we truly understand why they call it “the friendly island”: we felt really welcome and people were kind to each other. 🙂
Social inclusion: Make it sportif 14 – 22 November, Coimbra Reporting back from our experience in the country that inspired the Harry Potter series , Portugal: The project “Make it sportif” aimed to promote inclusion, tolerance and respect through sports. One of my favorite parts was meeting Daniel Cardoso, one of the best blind soccer players of Portugal and listening to his story of pursuing a dream that seemed impossible. The weather was mostly rainy but the city of Coimbra was charming nevertheless. The chanting “Mão Direita É Penalty” will probably be stuck in my head for a while. Cheers
„SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AS A TOOL IN YOUTH WORK KA1” Mobility of youth workers
– I want to share my beautiful experience in Kaunas, Lithuania. It was a long trip, I need a lot of time and energy to arrive here but I’m very happy that I’m here. Kaunas city is very beautiful, green and clean, I think this lithuanian behavior, keeping clean and healthy environment we can learn and implement in Romania. About the project, I’m really impressed about the high Performance of this project. I learned a lot of theoretical and practical ideas about entrepreneurship, business and youth work. Sometimes was very challengeful to find an business idea and to convince others people, especially stakeholders to invest in this idea. I’m very proud of myself that I had courage to spoke about my secret business ideas. And also in the begging I felt different because I was the only one from Romania, I didn’t have with who to speak in my natal language and It was a big challenge to represent good my country and to do alone what others did in their national teams. But I’m vary happy that I met a lot of people with different perspective of life and with entrepreneurial spirit.🙂
Our “Green Dream” experience has pleasantly exceeded all our expectations. The overall vibe of the room was calm, fun and safe and everyone could express themselves without being judged or treated anything else than equal. We were surprised to see how well we could work together as a national team and overall as a group. The facilitators helped us think outside the box and encouraged us to always maintain a positive attitude. ✨
For me, “Art of Change” had everything.
These 10 days was out of this world! 🎨 We meet an amazing group of different people and we had the best connection ever .
The last day of the project ended with us crying because it wasn’t enough. We wanted to stay more together.
The activities were so interesting and some of them really intense. I discovered myself better and also I discovered the others better. I learned new things and I answered some questions I had my head about world, humans and art.
And of course, the food. Te food was extraordinary and our chefs were more than extraordinary. Love them❤️
If I could change something, that will be my ticket back home. 😁
As a conclusion, it was an excellent project to learn so many things, to meet amazing people, to have fun, to teach others what you know and to connect with people for creating the best atmosphere possible.
-Art Is Out-
This was my first project in a sunny country, far away from my country’s cold. The weather was so nice and sunny, exactly like the host organisation’s greeting and implication. We had a wide range of activities which led to our knowledge enriching, regarding arts: developing photos, discovering the city by strolling and asking locals for information, a circus workshop about the art of dancing and painting on the wall sessions. This project included everything. All the facilitators were willing to teach us and the organisers to provide us with the best conditions. Terrassa is a location which let us visit the nearest and one of the best cities in Spain, Barcelona. I only have praising words about this project. 😁
During the Erasmus+ project “Talk about love get informed wisely” that took place between 20-26 april I learnt how to recognize fake news, many new things about Italian style and culture 🇮🇹 and I tried all different types of pasta 🍝 Furthermore I made new amazing friends from different countries and we visited together the beautiful city Taormina
“Inclusion 4 Everyone” – a topic about how we can better communicate in different sports, but the most important was how we can include people with physical difficulties.
These days spent in Covihla were really interesting, fun and full of amazing memories that we will never forget.
The team was involved in the activities and we are proud to say that we have made the best of this project!
In every cultural evening, all the information and new friends will always be in our hearts. Also, Portugal can’t wait to see you again!
All of us know what music means, but all of us know music in different ways. “Music Bridge” isn’t only just a project, it’s a dream that all of us wanted to become true. In one day all of us were asked what music means for us. I think you can already guess some of the answers, maybe you heard them before, but imagine a “bridge” made from “love”, “peace”, “beauty”, “nature”, maybe “candies”:)) and of course from “relaxation”. All of them were gathered together in the same place. This was the “Music Bridge”. A place that nobody wanted to leave 🙂
Before going in this YE ..I wrote in the application form «This youth exchange would also be a great opportunity to learn more about human rights, peace, the Portuguese culture, tradition and language». Youth in Action is the best way to exchange and share ideas and thoughts. Not to mention the opportunity to visit a foreign country, to meet new people and definitely to make new friends among the participants. I want to compare educational strategies adopted in different places and find a common way about this topic. I hope that in those we’ll have an intense change of ideas, experience and truly well spent time in a good company and place. So, what I wrote…is TRUE.. The time spend it in Lisbon was the most interesting thing I ever did. I learned what it means to accept someone, take people how they are, how to tolerate it and that we are each unique in some way. My team and the other people I’ve met in Lisbon were so special and kind and I’ve been learning so much from them and also about this topic..(youth, peace, human rights)!
It was a good project, not only because of the interesting theme, but also because Malta is such an interesting country. Malta is full of history and you can find on its streets Roman, Celtic, Turkish, Arabic, French and English influence. The fact that is surrounded by the sea and also it’s warm climate, fascinated me. The organizers did a great job and we learned a lot of new and intersting things. I am very happy to have participated in this project.
Hello, my friend, my name is Marian Dragomir and I was one of the participants in the project “Space for Dialogue” that took place in Agros, Cyprus. It was a different experience for me, because during one week I’ve been part of a mixed group that had to work as a unit and it did very well. I can say that the organizers managed to create a wonderful place for living, learning and knowing not only the Cypriot life, but also other international marks of culture. As for the project, we had professional trainers who tought us a lot about how to communicate and how to relate to others, about how can we solve a conflict and how with care we could all live in a free Europe with no boundaries. Like in projects I’ve been before, I found open-minded participants and we had a great week together. The Romanian team was very good at promoting Romania, with tasty food and dances. Also we presented Do Great Things Association. I hope I’ll repeat this experience; it was a great lesson for me!
The project “Don’t worry- be happy” from Vilnius-Lithuania has been an interesting experience, definitely on my liking. I had a relaxing week, worries-free, in a peaceful and secluded environment, far away from the crowded city, surrounded by happy people always ready for fun. The highlight of this project was the easy going, flexible schedule, easy to adapt to and yet, very organised. The activities we took part in were carefully chosen, like: yoga, icebreaking games, dancing classes, sightseeing, sports, visits at the ‘Caritas Mother’s and Child’s Home’, place where we found out more about the condition of single mothers and how they can be reintegrated into the community- I must mention this particular experience was quite moving and emotional. Despite of all the planned activities, we had plenty of time to visit the bohemian city of Vilnius and its surroundings. During the week, I had a wonderful time, I found it relaxing, inspiring, with loads of fun and memories that will stay with me for a long, long time. Once again, it has been proven to me that Youth Exchanges represent the best way to travel, as it offers the perfect opportunity to socialise and develop new friendship. The vibe, the atmosphere you feel in these meetings and the whole experience are unique. I would repeat this experience anytime.
An Erasmus+experience can change you as a person in all the ways possible, giving you a head start professionally and personally. I left my comfort zone back home and started my incredible journey called ,,Dance4Health”. When working with such a professional crew and enthusiastic partner ngos, you notice that the impact you’re pushing for is real. Try new things, meet new people, and look beyond what’s right in front of you. Thore are the keys to understanding this amazing world we live in. Thank you! You Are Your Own limit!
During this youth project, I took advantage in order to improve my English. I also understood what teamwork means. Working with young people and youth workers from Romania, Turkey and St. Maarten, we managed to combine the 3 specific cultural dances in one dance, during workshops. This made me learn that teamwork is better than individual work.
As a result of this project, I have been able to see a multitude of people’s qualities around me which made me increase my appreciation for the diversity of the social environment. So, I developed my spontaneity, focused and distributed attention and, in particular, external factors, which it could influence the way an activity is carried out.
“Dance4Health” has been a different experience from what I have had so far. Although I had certain fears before the project, such as the lack of dance knowledge. I understood from the first day that I have to whom to support me and from whom I can learn any dance movement, however difficult it seemed at the first sight.
I spent my free time with the most friendly colleagues, which is why I thank them. Together we experienced unforgettable moments in Sint Maarten and I still remember every day all the beautiful moments during this project. I am grateful for the opportunity provided by D.G.T. and wish them to continue to organize this kind of projects
“Dance4Health” has been a very exciting experience for me, especially due to the multicultural environment that helped us learn how differences can actually coagulate a group. Not only that I have discovered new dances and moves, but I also realized that dancing can be a very funny way to stay healthy. During the project, we managed to share with each other personal experiences, our culture and traditions, and how to enjoy different types of dances.
I am grateful to D.G.T. NGO for this unforgettable youth exchange and for all the support that they gave us before, during and after the project. Thanks to the team, I felt very comfortable with sharing my thoughts and ideas and I can honestly say that we became a family that supported and learned from each other.
Every project is a learning and personal experience. And Dance4Health was both for me. After one year stuck in my house this project reminded me of the importance of exercises and its benefits. I have learnt about the Sint Maarten culture, its dances, its traditions and most importantly about its people and all of this has made me more open than before, I loved their spirit, they openness and their view on life. For my Romanian team I have nothing but respect and love for reminding me about human connection and I’m grateful that I met them, and that I can now call them friends. Thank you Adi and Lexi for facilitating this project into a beautiful learning experience and thank you DGT Romania for making this experience possible. I am a step closer to who I want to become.