I have had the opportunity to notice huge educational differences compared to our European countries.
In Africa they are much more demanding, stubborn and sometimes very rigid in their educational choices and possible transgressions.
I do not deny that at times I was confused about educational methods that seemed too strict and the daily meetings at the Center offered me the opportunity to talk about it.
My presence for only 3 months has certainly not changed the situation of the Intiganda Center, nor has it particularly affected the realities of the children hosted…..
I trust, however, that we will keep our memories and positive feelings for each other, that there will be openings towards other “diversities”, respecting different cultures and modalities.
The distance has made me rediscover and enhance my family affections and also the friendship ties that I have always shared with them through emails and images. My Friends have also started a fundraiser to support the Intiganda Center while I was there.
Now I am happily back in family life, but I am absolutely ready for other experiences, enrichment for me and indirectly for family and friends.
Finally, I am more and more convinced that there is NO AGE LIMIT for Volunteering, indeed I believe that with maturity such an experience can be faced with greater availability, wisdom and awareness.
I hope to come back.”