By Toño Peña
This post is a tribute to Rocío Mancebo Francisco.
Rocío worked many hours and almost clueless from September 2017 to March 2018 in a project whose contents she barely knew at first but that eventually has managed to master and enjoy.
Despite the density of the project, the administrative obstacles and the pressure of the deadlines, Rocío never quit and always appeared enthusiastic and helpful. Moreover, her serenity, professionalism, and skills to deal with project forms kept me at ease along a never-ending, intense and exhausting process.
Rocío couldn’t fully enjoy the international meeting in Corella because she had to take care of her two little daughters. However, she had great fun every single day of our stay in Dublin and, sometimes, she (like most of us) appeared to be (sorry, Freddy) floating around in ecstasy.
I just want to emphasize that Rocío leaves the project only because she is changing schools. Next school year she’ll be working in a high school in Logroño, her hometown. She’ll go to work walking (maybe cycling?) instead of driving to Corella for two hours back and forth. In other words, she leaves us exclusively to fulfill one of the project’s priorities: sustainable mobility.
Thanks a million for making possible a project that has let us meet so many interesting people and enjoy great experiences. A huge hug from your Erasmus family!