Muslimbek’s story of the first mobility of our Youth Exchange¬† ‘Treeconnect’!

Muslimbek took part as a German participant in the first mobility of the Youth Exchange ‘Treeconnect’ organized by Madrid Outdoor Education and Dreaming OPEnly e.V. in Madrid, Spain in May 2024.

At TREECONNECT, we took part in many different activities that helped us think deeply and feel better mentally. This event was one of the most interesting and eye-opening ones I have ever joined. During the project, we lived in tents, which was a new and rewarding experience for me. Living in tents brought us closer to nature and made us appreciate the simple things in life.

Living in tents brought us closer to nature and made us appreciate the simple things in life

In addition to this, one of the best parts of the event was the hiking trips. We went on long walks in the beautiful outdoors, which allowed us to enjoy the fresh air and the peacefulness of nature. These hikes gave us time to think about our lives and experiences in a calm and quiet setting. I found the event very meaningful because I was able to make new friends from different places. We shared our stories and learned from each other, which helped me understand more about mental health and different cultures. Meeting people from various backgrounds and hearing about their lives was very enriching.

Overall, TREECONNECT was a wonderful experience. It helped me grow as a person by giving me new knowledge and perspectives. I left the event feeling more connected to nature, more informed about mental health, and more appreciative of the diverse cultures in our world.

“This event was one of the most interesting and eye-opening ones I have ever joined.”

Muslimbek - Participant