Jori photoMy name is Jori Peterson and I am a Peace Corps Volunteer from America. Kumanovo is the place that I have called home since the fall of 2010. Every day I help to teach English in H.S. Kiro Burnaz, but for most of my extracurricular activities, I work through CID.

My first experience in working with CID and MultiKulti came last spring when they provided me with a place to hold meetings for a girls’ leadership group, but the best thing that happened was when earlier this year they asked me to teach a dance workshop. So ever since then, I have been working with MultiKulti and CID whenever they need my help. I am constantly impressed by their projects, staff and volunteers. All who work with CID seem to be hopelessly devoted and I love it. When I walk into any of CID’s organisations, I immediately feel welcomed. It’s a nice place to belong to when you are so far from home.

As I said, I now teach a dance workshop in the youth centre Tode Mendol. Every Sunday afternoon I average around 20 kids from Albanian and Macedonian primary schools. So far we have learned Tango, Swing, Cha-Cha, Salsa, and also the Electric Slide.

It is one of the best parts of my week!

Jori Peterson