Volunteer stories

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    Ngaire East - Schools Assistant, Australia

    "After just four weeks I am feeling incredibly enriched with the culture and cannot believe just how much I have been able to learn from these kids already! It’s the most exciting feeling ever, I cannot wait for the coming months and what they will bring!!"

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    Teaching English in China

    “I had a lot of students tell me that their English had improved which really meant a lot to me.  I have this big love for China now, I love the language, I love the culture, I want to go back!” says Jemma.

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    Sarah Pitcher - Teacher, Fiji

    “Every day I’m learning something new, I’m growing as a person and I couldn’t have chosen any better way to do this. I’m so glad I came and I think everybody has a good experience when they come.  It’s amazing!”

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    Jasmine - Teacher, Ghana

    "I have just got back from Ghana where I have been teaching for the last five months. I can honestly say that it's been an incredible, insightful and life changing experience."

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    Charlie Whiter - Teacher, India

    “I chose to come here to India and so far it has lived up to my expectations and then gone much further.  It’s shown me so much more and given me a whole new perspective on the world and on people.  If you are thinking about coming to India I highly recommend it.”

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    Cassim - Medical Assistant, Japan

    "Within 4 months, having picked up a significant amount of Japanese the Director of the hospital allowed me to work in the emergency room where I gained so much hands on medical experience that I knew I’d have no problem getting a place at medical school when I returned home."

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    Volunteering in Malawi

    “The little ones just adore you, as soon as they see you in the village they’ll run up to you and won’t let go until you leave.  And the older ones love having a down to earth conversation with you” says Michelle.

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    Amy Roberts - English Teacher, Poland

    "I began my lessons today. I’m teaching small classes of girls, ranging from about 14 - 18, with usually between 1 - 5 girls in a class. Basically my classes are ‘conversation’ classes, so my objective is to get them to talk and practice their English. Easy peasy."

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    Siobhan Butler - Schools Assistant, UK

    "My role in the school varies, and no day is like another.  I find that the days pass very quickly, as the work I am involved in is so challenging, enjoyable and rewarding, and each day I look forward to the new and exciting experiences I know I will encounter."

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    Digby Watson - Teacher, Vanuatu

    “Going overseas really opened my eyes up to what I do want to do.  It also inspires you to go to university and actually do something because we have the opportunity to do it and they don’t, and that really came home to me.”

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    David James – English Teacher, Vietnam

    "Last week was introduce myself week. Basically I talk about Australia and myself, then show around pictures of the Townsville calendar from home and get them to describe what they see. Then I write their descriptive words next to the images I have stuck to the board."

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