Ramin ESC at OCC

Hello! I’m Ramin. I’ve been living in Barcelona since September of 2018, and I have been working with Open Cultural Center as a European Solidarity Corps volunteer since summer 2020.

I first heard about OCC in summer 2018, when I received an email from the MigraCode team regarding available positions at OCC.

So, I read more about the story of OCC and Its objectives for supporting migrants and refugees. Indeed, I found the project interesting enough and applied for it.

After a couple of weeks, I got an email from OCC for an interview with them in order to know each other better. I found that there is a Persian language class.

So, I found that one of my responsibility is to teach Persian. OCC’s work in Barcelona was really fascinating to me, and I was keen to get involved if I could. I started the project in August.

My main role has been teaching the Persian language. Indeed, OCC offers free language lessons to migrants and refugees, which local people who are OCC members can also join. Before Covid-19 the classes used to be held at the center in El Born, but since the first lockdown they have been taking place online, via google meets or Zoom.

My major purpose in life is to enjoy every single moment of my limited life. So, by having this mentality regarding life. I always try to make wise decisions for managing wisely my time.