Simone Minnema (19), Brade, Netherlands
Why volunteer? To spend time on good things and to leave home.
Work experience: Part time nanny
Plans for the future: Start studying to become a teacher. Main goal in life is to start own school someday.
Duration: 3-6 months
Project: Bluesky boarding school for disabled youth, Nansana, Kampala
Tasks: – Helping students to become independent
– Teaching English and mathematics
– Organizing games
Working time: Mon – Thu 8.30-16, Fri 8-30-14
Accommodation: UPA guesthouse
Emotions after 1 week: I was too idealistic beforehand. Here I realized that I cannot change much. Only thing I can do is be there for the kids and give love. What impact to I want to have? I believe that the best way to learn something is to figure it out, but here they are focusing on memorizing. I hope I can change that.
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