“When I first started attending the Monday classes, it was very challenging, as our family just moved to Australia and I didn’t have any friends.
I couldn’t believe that I got this scholarship. In my experience, I thought that no one gives anything to anybody without taking something back. I was very surprised when my mum told me.
On the first day I was a bit nervous about how the other students would refer to me (as I was from a different county) but as soon as I met everyone, I realised that I’ve never seen such a good collective where every one is friendly to each other and ready to help in any way.
I can’t even express how much I enjoyed being in this class and every week I couldn’t wait to go there again and be a part of this atmosphere where people were creating together & inspiring each other with new thoughts and ideas. Every time I was there I felt like I was in another world where I could fully express myself through drama.
Also I wanted to thank my tutor for creating a supportive environment and also for helping me to overcome my fear of speaking in public. I also greatly improved my English & creative writing skills.
I’m sincerely thankful to ATYP for all that they’ve done for me through this year. These classes gave me the opportunity to learn & be able to express myself to other people. I think it really increased my self-esteem and forced me to think in different ways which are not based on someone’s thoughts & experiences but my own. I truly appreciate ATYP for their help (in that difficult period of time in my life).
It means the world to me.”
— Romy, Scholarship Recipient