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Notre-Dame de Paris

Notre-Dame de Paris, is a building more than 100 meters long.


This weekend, other volunteers came from Bitola and we met them. They were from Estonia, Turkey, Macedonia and Netherlands. They hosted us last weekend and then we hosted them this weekend in Prilep. We were very crowded with volunteers here and it was nice.


I certainly do not understand how the days went by in Prilep. So, this situation is nice for me as well as sad. Because, it means that time is going too fast.


My name is Begüm Seyhan. I’m 24 years old and I’m from Turkey in Istanbul. I graduated from Manisa Celal Bayar University.

Turkish language course with Abdullah in Info Sega Kavadarci

I decided to arrange a Turkish course with the help of my Mentor Aneta's r after I came to work as a volunteer in Info Sega.

Abdullah’s first impression of Kavadarci, Macedonia

Before I came to Kavadarci, my motivation for the project was very high. Of course, I came across some difficulties before coming here. I began to realize differences and similarities between Turkey and  Macedonia, especially in Kavadarci because the entire time I've been here until now.

Abdullah speaking about the most interesting sport in the world : Archery


Let`s tell you about general information about archery;

Archery is the practice or skill of using a bow to shoot arrows. The word comes from the Latin arcus meaning ‘bow’ or ‘arch’.

Historically, archery has been used for hunting and combat and was invented in the late Palaeolithic or early Mesolithic periods. The oldest signs of archery’s use in Europe date from around 10,000BC, while in Asia and the Middle East evidence suggests archery originated even earlier. Some of these evidence in my opinion come from Ancient times of Mesopotamia. As my ancestors have been living these territory a hundred and a thousand  years. It passed away generation to generation. Also  we are Kurdish people called the  tîr û kevan(bow and arrow) .In modern times, it is mainly a competitive sport and recreational activity.

A person who participates in archery is typically called an archer. Someone who is fond of or an expert at archery is called a toxophilite – ‘lover of the bow’, from Ancient Greek τόξον (tokson ‘bow’) and φίλος (philos ‘friend’).

As a sport, archery requires skills of precision, control, focus, repetition and determination. It is available to be practised by all, no matter age, gender or ability, and is a widespread pastime in both developed and developing countries.