Vlad Ciuperca, “A path to success and new opportunities: from Access to Flex!”

September, 25 2013


Vlad Ciuperca,  "A path to success and new opportunities: from Access to Flex!"

Vlad Ciuperca, Access Alumna, 2012 and Flex Alumna, 2013   is a good example of how active and continuously inspired might be a teenager who sensed the values of the Access Micro-Scholarship Program and the opportunities of being a Flex student.

The experience he got in Access helped him to feel a continuous desire to discover new and new domains and to use all the chances the life offers to a teenager who wants to change something in his own world and in the world of the others.  This way, having been selected in the FLEX Program, he lived unique moments in the USA as a volunteer, receiving  a certificate from the US Department of State for more than 100 hours of volunteering in my community in US. He did that because he considers that "volunteering is a good way to help the society and to learn new things about it or even to make new friends". He was also chosen to participate in Civic Education Week in Washington DC in March 2013 through an essay competition. This is a workshop that brings FLEX and other exchange programs' students in Washington DC for a week to study about the USA (government, history, society, etc.) and to visit some of the national and historical sites, monuments, museums, etc.

One of his collaborative projects was the Millennium Project- 15 Global Challenges facing humanity; a Skype Conference between Access students from Ungheni and interested students from Belleville West High School, US, who virtually shared their opinions on cultural, social and educational topics, such as differences, similarities and situation today on some global problems like democratization or clean water.

Returned back to Moldova, Vlad Ciuperca  wanted to continue to help and share his  competences acquired as a Access and Flex Alumna. Thus, he joined the new ACCESS group to work as a teacher-assistant to motivate new generation of Access Micro-Scholarship Program to improve their English level and to acquire social and civic attitudes through projects coming ahead. Only in such a way, together he and his students are developing the society, moving it to another level.



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