Dear brothers and sisters,
We are happy to announce that there are some more places available in DONE 020 and it is still possible to apply. We finalized the programme and the dates.
DONE 020 first module will be running from 7th November until either 13th or 20th December 2020. It will be 36-43 days long, the end date will be confirmed during the program.
The participation fee is 1400 EUR.
DONE 020 will include 3 educational periods, a service project (4-5 days) and alternatively active fundraising training (6-7 days) and a mountain trip (4-5 days).
DONE 020 will take place mainly in a seminar house in Dunajská Lužná near Bratislava, Slovakia. The service project, mountain trip and fundraising training will take place in different locations. If traveling abroad is possible and safe, we might go to Austria, Italy or Germany.
Please see the attached DONE_020 application_form and send your completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org. As a part of the application form, we want to ask all applicants to send their CV, a motivation letter explaining why you want to apply to DONE (approx. 222 words) and a self-reflection letter sharing your personal strengths and weaknesses. When you submit the application form, please also fill in a short online registration form here.
Below you find some graduates’ reflections from DONE 019. Read full information about DONE 020 and its modules, programme structure and dates, and more graduates’ testimonies here.
We are constantly monitoring the situation of travel restrictions and safety regulations related to COVID-19. We will send further details after the application.
Each year is a unique creation and opportunity for all involved. If you wish to invest in your spiritual growth by confronting yourself and reality, and making your relationship with God and True Parents more personal, then seriously consider DONE as an investment towards your hopeful future.
We look forward to meeting the DONE 020 group later this year, and if its something you think can work for you, we hope that you can find your way to be a part of it too.
The ESGD team
DONE 019 Participant testimonies
“I would describe the education I received on DONE as realistic, applicable, inspiring, hopeful, and grounded. It confronted me and at the same time brought me peace. The encouragement and push to grow and the honest portrayal of the challenges that may accompany that, really pave the way for sustained growth.
The honesty from the staff and the extent to which they truly care about each participant is so evident from beginning to end and I couldn’t be more grateful for that. DONE really provided me with a lot of support, but also with the tools to support myself and the people in my life as I move forward.
I gained a much more grounded sense of myself, spirituality, and the world. In particular, I gained a clearer image of myself and of how to continuously distinguish within myself that which is from God from that which is not. Another big thing is a much firmer understanding of growth and the awareness that I have the potential and ability to grow, which is not an awareness that I’ve always had. And I gained some of the best friends I have ever had.
Going to DONE was probably the best decision I have ever made, and I am so grateful for the things I have learned there, for it will surely make my life a better one.”
“DONE’s approach to spiritual education is something I’ve never experienced anywhere else. Their content is powerful, honest, supported by facts, non-fanatical, confronting, meaningful, deep, and relatable.
I love this quote from our HDH booklet: “Faith does not mean seeing the world as you would like it to be; it means seeing the world exactly as it is, yet never giving up the hope that we can make it better by the way we live.” I think that the content on DONE is very similar to this. You don’t hear about fairy tales, but if you give your effort you can gain a lot of faith, strength, and hope from it. It always comes down to personal responsibility.
DONE helped me realize my relationship with spirituality and I could build a strong foundation. I felt a tremendous amount of love, support, and understanding from everyone during my year and it also contributed a lot to how I received the content.”
“DONE truly has been the “down to earth” programme people have said it to be. The atmosphere the directors and lecturers create; one of welcoming challenging questions and encouraging us participants to take responsibility to challenge our own concepts and understandings has been an important part of my DONE experience.
DONE has given me the confidence to really take ownership of my spiritual life and develop that commitment to higher standards. I’ve realised that there’s always some way I can improve or grow, emphasising the need for me to be attentive to what God is trying to tell me in my everyday life. Ultimately, I am responsible for choosing to grow to be the person I have the potential to become.
Now as a DONE Graduate, I look forward to moving onto the next chapters of my life with the precious friendships and unforgettable memories I’ve made throughout the past year.”