Sara Jazadziska


Challenge 1
Interview with 5 close people about active citizenship

1. Do you regularly vote?

Yes (male, 49)
Yes (male, 24)
Yes (male, 38)
No (female, 24)
Yes (male, 25)
Yes (female, 24)
No (female, 23)

2. Do you regularly complain about the Government?

No (male, 49)
Yes (male, 24)
Yes (male, 38)
No (female, 24)
Yes (male, 25)
Yes (female, 24)
No (female, 23) 

3. Do you pay taxes?

Yes (male, 49)
Yes (male, 24)
No (male, 38)
No (female, 24)
Yes (male, 25)
Yes (female, 24)
No (female, 23) 

4. Do you recycle?

No (male, 49)
No (male, 24)
No (male, 38)
No (female, 24)
No (male, 25)
Yes (female, 24)
No (female, 23) 

5. Do you donate blood?

No (male, 49)
No (male, 24)
No (male, 38)
No (female, 24)
No (male, 25)
Yes (female, 24)
No (female, 23) 

6. Have you ever volunteered in the community or for a cause?

Yes (male, 49)
No (male, 24)
No (male, 38)
No (female, 24)
Yes (male, 25)
Yes (female, 24)
Yes (female, 23)

7. Have you participated in a demonstration?

No (male, 49)
No (male, 24)
Yes (male, 38)
Yes (female, 24)
Yes (male, 25)
Yes (female, 24)
Yes (female, 23) 

8. Do you consider yourself an active citizen?

No (male, 49)
Yes (male, 24)
Yes (male, 38)
No (female, 24)
Yes (male, 25)
Yes (female, 24)
No (female, 23)


Challenge 2
Find yourself in the TED videos

My TED Talk video is about appreciating the legacy of Justin Ganter. I really liked the video and it was quite affected by my topic. From the video, I actually got the idea to include a sentimental element in my project, that is, to combine it with subjective memories/events.


Challenge 3
Introspective: Your good characteristics

Some of my positive qualities are: creative, humorous, leader, honest, team player, ambitious, persistent, open-minded, hard working and dedicated.

I could use my humorous and honest personality to attract colleagues to work with me. I believe that me being persistent, dedicated and hardworking will be crucial for completing the task ahead. My leadership skills will help guide everyone to completing their tasks, and me being a team player will make everybody feel like their role is important, and my team will work with me, not for me. My creativity will hopefully make the final product successful and professional looking.


Challenge 4 
Make a search plan and vision

The tools were challenging in a way that they made me dig deep to find  some answers that might seem basic, but actually require thorough self- interviewing and reflecting back on my ideas and visions.

Some of the exercises we did and discussed during the training course, and  the ones I did by myself are presented with graphics in the following slides.

Matrix for action planning

I will create a short film. I will shoot in various locations around the City of Ohrid, and on a set with an actor. Hopefully this summer, depending on the situation at hand. The people that’ll watch the film will take more proactive actions spread the word around to raise awareness.


Challenge 5
Research the SCARF model

As with any endeavor, one of the primary goals of my project is to minimize the threats and maximize the rewards. My project involves collaborating with a group of people, therefore the SCARF model can be applied in my project. There are several parameters in the SCARF Model domains, which activate threats:

-Reviewing the crew and actors’ performance
-Offering directions and advice
-On-the-spot changes of plans
-Satisfying peoples’ expectations (inluding your own)
-Meeting new people and visiting new locations

As well as parameters of the model, which activate rewards:

-Taking notice of the work being done and improving it
-Giving compliments and ackknowledgment for job well done
-Allowing feedback
-Having a clear vision and plan
-Giving a freedom of choice and creative control
-Listening and being genuinely interested
-Having a transparent communication

I think the SCARF model is especially relevant for leaders (as is my case of being the director of the project), in a way that it helps the way I influence the others and understand what’s going on in each stage of the project.


Challenge 6
Burning bowl ceremony


Challenge 7
Find or create your spiritual master

I think that a person’s “Spiritual Master” is a kind of ideal/perfection that one should strive to achieve and live by. As there is not one single human person that is perfect, my spiritual master is a mixture of several characteristics that I find important for me personally, from different people.

-The charisma and humor of Robin Williams
-The hard work, drive and determination of Kobe Bryant
-The creativity and ingenuity of Leonardo da Vinci
-The honesty of Jim Carrey’s Carl Allen in the film Yes Man (2008)
-The loyalty of Hachiko, the famous Japanese dog, which was a subject of several film and book adaptations
-The longevity of Queen Elizabeth II
-The resourcefulness of Bear Grylls
-The “green thumb” of my grandpa Rade
-The alcohol tolerance of my grandpa Tome

Striving to reach these ideals would be extremely helpful with my project and my life in general. Setting the bar as high as possible and working in a direction to always try as hard as possible to reach it and exceed it is a good way to remain motivated and follow an example in order to achieve the best possible result, and perhaps even exceed what I thought were my limits.