In the meantime Alice prepared the volunteer call to the students for hosting the event with us on the 25th. She placed it at the reception while Jasper designed for her an inscription paper.
Around 17.00, we moved to our usual routine at our office and we continued the testimony of an international student:
His life was bad where he was before. His life was typical middle class high school student where he was before. Her life was chill where she was before. She wasn’t that stressed, because her parents were with her before. Her life was always with friends, happy and with something to do where she was before. Her life was less independent where she was before.
She came with a car. She came with plane. She flew and took a train. He came with car. He came with plane, train and bus.
After finishing this task, we started to feel a little bit lonely. No student had reacted yet on our letter. We were wondering why. Of course we know it always takes time and the middle of the second week is always a little bit lonely: after the surprise of the first days people get used to you and don’t necessarily come to you anymore. Nevertheless we should have remembered that there are always some people who see us and wait for their moment to come. This is when, very unexpectedly, a boy sat in front of us. He came to share his struggle. We engaged in a long conversation about panic attacks, drug use, absence of relationship, psychological disorders. We don’t know his name but he has been acknowledging us from the moment we arrived.
Right after, a girl sat in front of us. Her name is Gocke. She is from Turkey and studies psychology. She was curious about our letter and wanted to know what do we need. She agreed on becoming one of our volunteer for the event.
On the same evening we got three subscription from the reception call.
So after afterall we should never worry too much because there are always people who see us...