My name is Robert Endres, but everybody calls me “Robi”, I was born and raised in Arad and I’m currently living in Timisoara. I’m an energetic, sociable and very active person, and in everything that I do, I bring these three elements together with me.
My passions are volunteering, sports and music. I’ve been volunteering for 3 years now and I love what I’m doing because it involves lots of people, and it requires hard work and passion. I started playing basketball about 10 years ago in Arad, and even though I don’t do it regularly nowadays, I still like to go out in the summer with my friends and have some fun and shoot some hoops. I started involving music, actually DJ-ing, in my life about 3 or 4 years ago and what I love so much about it is that it gives you freedom to create anything that comes through your mind.
I first heard about GROW in 2012, when I was in the 10th grade from a sports teammate of mine who participated in the winter edition of the project. I thought it was really cool, and when a couple of guys came in my classroom to present the project, I have signed up immediately. I can say that it was one of the best summer I have ever had because I made lots of new friends, learnt new things and it gave me the opportunity to develop myself.
I joined AIESEC in the autumn of 2012 while I was in the 11th grade, and the next spring I decided to apply for a team member position on the GROW Summer 2013 project. The whole experience was a roller-coaster, with ups and downs, tight turns and bends, but in the end we managed to do an amazing project. When I moved to university to Timisoara one year ago, I signed up for another position for the GROW project, and it was an extraordinary experience as well. This autumn when I was presented the opportunity to coordinate this project I took it and a few months later, here we are 🙂
When I applied for the OCP position I wanted to take the project and have the biggest and most impactful edition that Timisoara ever had. Somewhere along the way I realized that it was more important to offer people some great experiences, so that is what motivates me now, together with the dream I have started with.
My message for the GROW participants – students and trainers:
For me, GROW was more than a project, it was a great learning experience, and this project offered me the opportunity to develop myself in terms of personal and professional. Along the way I made lots of friends and together we have gathered tons of cool memories. So, I want you to congratulate you for taking part in the project that will influence you in so many ways! I am looking forward to be meeting all of you at the nice events we are preparing for you and at the sessions!