Balloon training for the volunteers of Aici Acolo 13-14 project- 18.9.2014

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Pe data de 18.09.2014 noi, echipa de voluntari a proiectului AICI ACOLO 13 -14 a participat la  primul curs de modelare de baloane . Alaturi de trainerul nostru, Andreea am umflat, răsucit, îndoit, si uneori spart baloane aproape două ore . Chiar dacă cele mai multi dintre noi s-au bucurat de participarea la acest curs, pentru alti s-a dovedit a fi o experienta care intr-adevar te provoaca.

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Prima forma pe care am invatat-o a fost sabia. . Dar , desigur , înainte de a putea răsuci balonul si de a crea o anumita forma, am invatat intai  elementele de bază- cum sa umfli si cum sa-l legi la capat in mod corect. Dupa o perioada initiala de  confuzie si in ciuda nepriceperii unora, in final toti participantii au putut crea din balon o sabie de jucarie.

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La sfarșitul cursului, cand cei cu  frică de baloane au rasuflat usurati , toată lumea a luat figurinele din baloane deja formate si le-au distribuit coopiilor de pe strada. Copii au indragit  baloanele și cu zâmbete largi pe fețele lor s-au uitat la formele colorate ca la cele mai de pret jucarii. Multumim Andreea pentru acest curs care cu siguranta ne va ajuta sa inveselim copiii din spitale!

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On the 18th of September, we, the new volunteers, had our first balloon training. With our amazing trainer Andreea we blew up, twisted, bent, shaped and sometimes also broke balloons for nearly two hours.  Even though most of us enjoyed the training, it seemed to be a relatively challenging  experience for some.

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The first figure we learnt to make was a sword.  But, of course, before we could twist the balloon into shape we had to learn the basics, namely blowing up and closing the balloon in the right way. After some initial confusion and despite the rising level of lack of skills among some, everybody managed to make a toy sword. The next figure was a dog, followed by a swan, a flower and a heart with two lovers, until nearly the whole room was covered with shaped balloons in all possible colours. 

When the lesson came to an end and those who were afraid of balloons sighed of relief, everybody took their balloons and distributed them to children on the street. The children absolutely loved the balloons and with big smiles on their faces they looked at the colourful figures as if they were the most valuable treasure they had ever seen in their lives. Thank you very much, Andreea, for teaching us these great skills that will definitely help us to cheer up children in hospitals!

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Tamara Gupper

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