VOLUNTEERING AT EXPO 2017
EXPO 2017 attracts not only guests from all over the world but also numerous volunteers. On a voluntary basis, young people from different countries are ready to help and share information with people about pure energy. One of these assistants is the future teacher Paul Gallo. The volunteer of the American pavilion at EXPO 2017 never stops admitting his love for Kazakhstan. A few dozen volunteers like him from the United States work in the pavilion of their country.
PAUL GALLO, STUDENT AMBASSADOR, U.S. EXPO PAVILION
- Do you have a family?
-Yes, I do.
-How many children do you have?
-Three? I don’t have a family, the God will bless.
Paul first visited Kazakhstan 9 years ago in Almaty. He fell in love with Astana. In America, Paul tells about what he has seen in a distant vast country to his friends and family. He writes a fairy tale about a man who wants to be a batyr, the Kazakh style knight.
PAUL GALLO, STUDENT AMBASSADOR, U.S. EXPO PAVILION:
- Sometimes we just take it for granted, the greatest truths in life but if we see it in a new form like in a fairy tale then it becomes interesting. So I wanted to portray good spiritual themes by using the Kazakh culture.
There are 40 people like Paul who work in the American pavilion. All of them are students. They smile and radiate optimism. They greet hundreds of guests every day. Since the opening of the EXPO 2017, more than 400,000 people have visited the US pavilion. Volunteers say that exhibitions are important precisely because of its ability to unite people and break the barriers, build new bridges of friendship and mutual understanding.