help polish gringo find "polacos" in Brazil- Youth project

Dżamila Karkocka Start Date: Feb 15, 2018 - End Date: Jun 14, 2018
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My Travel Story

by: Dżamila Karkocka Start Date: Feb 15, 2018 - End Date: Jun 14, 2018
I've always dreamed  about travel to South America. When my uni was offering studies of exchange between Poland and Brazil, I didn't hesitate a moment, despite the lack of a scholarship, I know dreams come true. During my study I traveling a lot, I love to talk to local people and learn about their history.

A few years ago I saw short article about the descendants of Poles in Brazil. Many of us have no idea about it and I decided to change it. It is amazing that there is a place so far from Poland where the percentage of people with Polish roots is so huge. By many forgotten, by many underestimated - I would like to discover their secret and show in Poland that they exist and it is worth establishing a cooperation with them!

Who am I?
Dżamila Karkocka - Polish girl with an arabic name. A traveler, student of chemistry, photographer,languages lover, novice journalist. An interesting person in the world, an activist. I respect all of them what they believe to be. Dreamer with a list of dreams which every day is getting longer, contrary to the people who try to discourage me with their realistic views. Eternally on the way, wanting to delve into the secrets of sociology.

What do I want to do?
I want to create my own project promoting Polishness in Brazil. The whole project will consist of photojournalism, interviews and video. I want to spread Polishness, an interesting story, and above all to show the young people a piece of the world!
I will publish the project on social networks, and after returning to Poland, I plan to organize lectures at the university.

What do I need?

Due to the fact that I do not get any fudges for the trip, I have to pay for it for my own. As a student, it is difficult, and additional trips around Brazil in search of Polishness, recording is time and money - every dollar counts


In South America I will stay until the end of September and during this time I want to implement the whole project.

Let me dream and believe that dreams come true!
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