It was a tough decision to make as I love my job but I've always wanted to volunteer. I'm so excited for the next chapter and curious for the places I'll see and the people I'll meet. I'm hoping to be part of something that can make a real difference to someones life, I'm under no illusion that in 3 months I'm going to have built an orphanage, hospital, school and adopted 20 children but if I can help in any way or contribute to the bigger picture of fighting poverty then I will be so honored.
I'm hoping there will be internet at some points so I will be able to keep you all updated and I will be taking my camera to document it which I'll post on here on my return.
There's just one more thing...I need to raise £800 for VSO. This will allow them to continue to bring about positive change in the developing communities where they work. This £800 does not pay for my trip or anything to do with my placement as this has already been paid for by the government. The money I raise will enable to great work of VSO & ICS to carry on around the world, empowering young people and women and helping to fight poverty!
You can find out more about VSO and ICS by visiting their websites.