Photo comp: Hana Konečná, Czech Republic
Hana Konečná
Favourite memory of the Award:
There are a lot of memories, the strongest ones coming from the expeditions, of course. The best, undoubtedly, occur when the participants get in touch with good will. I can remember a group of my participants returning from a bivac in the open with their eyes wide open, as they met an old couple regretting them freezing in the darkness so much that they literally piled them up with wood, food, hot drinks, blankets, pillows and extra warm clothes. Probably, the first endless love manifestation in the young people´s lives.
Biggest challenge from doing the Award:
Being an assessor and leader at Camino Primitivo to Santiago de Compostella.
Czech Republic
Have you continued any of your Award activities? If so, what:
I do constantly continue working as a DOFE center leader even if it seems to me at the beginning of every school term that the other, so called "proper" work will overwhelm my deep intention to keep working for the award. However, luckily for me DOFE is addictive.
Tell us the story behind your photo:
The story behind the photo is the metaphor of the endless and lovely abilities I can cherish at my talented and inspiring participants. Being an award leader at my school for 6th year now, the holder of Lady Luisa Abrahams Award, I understand more and more every day the importance of the bottomless positive attitude to a developing teenage spirit, the image of which you can admire in the enclosure (the author of the picture is Tereza Kolomaznikova, bronz award holder). DOFE IS WORTH IT, MAKING YOUR EVERY SUNRISE EVEN BRIGHTER!
Award Role:
Award Leader