Meet Cosmin

Introducing Cosmin, one of our enthusiastic new DECE apprentices:

Over the last couple of weeks we have brought Cosmin into our apprentice training program and got some time to talk to him about his hopes and dreams.

How long have you lived in Șiria?

This is my home. My family have lived in Șiria for as long as I can remember.

Have you ever been out of the country?

I have been out of the country. I went because I heard people say that it was easy to get a job and  to earn money. But it was not easy to find work and it was hard to be away from my family.

I won’t go again whilst ever I can find work in Romania.

What are your thoughts about DECE?

I love DECE. I have watched it grow and seen more and more of my neighbours begin to work there and I have seen how much they enjoy what they do. I’ve also watched as they have begun to make improvements to their homes and so I was really glad to get this apprenticeship.

What are your dreams for the future?

I hope that I can finish my apprenticeship well. I want to be able to improve my home and to provide for my family and not have to worry about providing simple things like medicines and firewood.

This is empowerment.