Siobhan’s Blog

In this blog, I will talk about our fast approaching trip to Romania. This is my first time writing a blog, so I hope you enjoy it!

I will start off by introducing myself, my name is Siobhan Maguire. I am involved in the project ‘Changing Minds’ with the four other girls from Skibbereen and six boys from Castlebar. As you may know, one part of this project is about educating people and transforming people’s negative attitudes, perception and beliefs towards disability in Romania.

The weather in Ireland recently, has been very snowy but hopefully it will all melt away and clear up, as we have plans this week! On Wednesday the 7th of March, the five of us from Skibbereen and the boys from Castlebar will hopefully travel to Dublin to take a flight to Bucharest.

During our stay in Romania, we will be taking people from the Aurelia Trust orphanages out for activities, such as a visit to a dolphinarium. I imagine that even the smallest outing would mean the world to them as it could be one of the highlights of their year!

One reason why I can’t wait to go over to Romania and help, is because I want to experience what it would be like to have a positive impact and influence on a person’s life and mood. I am also very eager to go over, because I want to have a life changing experience and see first-hand what some people go through.

That’s the end of my first blog. I hope you enjoyed it!