My name is Elena. I came to Chisinau from the North of Moldova, from the city of Riscani, where I graduated from the Lyceum “Liviu Damian”. In 2015, I entered the State University of medicine and pharmacology. Nikolay Testemitsanu to the faculty of General medicine. I am now in my second year.
In my free time, I like to listen to jazz and instrumental music, as well as read classical English literature. When the mood is conducive to creativity, I like to write poetry.I also like active recreation: football, tennis, volleyball, walking.
Since childhood, I have believed that helping others is one of the most important and noble things to do. The Republican Volunteer center gave me the opportunity to do this. My love for children has led me to a wonderful project “give me a Smile”, in which I participate every weekend.
The most exciting moment in my volunteer work was the first visit to The V. Ignatenko children’s hospital, when I met a cute four-year-old girl. At first it was hard to make contact, and then suddenly it touched my hand with its small hand. At that moment, I realized that she trusted me, and communication went much easier. Every time we visit The V. Ignatenko children’s hospital or the Institute of Oncology with a team of volunteers, there are many moments that remain in our memory for a long time.
For me, volunteering means deep feelings, sincere emotions, and communication with worthy people. This is a part of my life, an opportunity to help people around me, to be more attentive, to develop a sense of tact and the ability to see positive aspects in everything that surrounds me. Looking into the sad eyes of children, seeing their patience and perseverance in the struggle for life, I learn to live and appreciate every minute, to be strong and purposeful.
I believe that being a volunteer is a choice that is driven by different factors. In my case, it was altruism. Everyone makes this choice based on their values and worldview, but it must come from the heart.
If good deeds make you at least a little happier, then we are waiting for you in our team!