I JOINED AFRICAN ADVENTURES AT THE BEGINNING OF 2015 AND I LOVE THE FACT THAT THROUGH MY JOB I AM HELPING OTHERS TO HAVE THE SAME GREAT EXPERIENCE I DID WHEN I WENT TO KENYA AS A VOLUNTEER.
My role as Groups Manager is to facilitate the trips from booking right the way through to pre-departure so that our volunteers know what to expect and prepare for when they arrive in country. Having always been keen to help others and having seen the impact that African Adventures and our volunteers have on the local communities, I know that what we are doing is all worthwhile. The link between African Adventures and the African Adventures Foundation is key to our success; improving facilities and funding feeding programmes sees a little go a long way.
One thing that really got to me while I was in Kenya was the success of the feeding programmes. Whilst there, I prepared goodness knows how many cabbages and I can now add expert cabbage shredder to my skillset, thanks to Moses! However, I knew that in doing so, the children were getting a good meal and for many this would be their only meal of the day.
Everyone you meet in country is incredibly friendly and they know that the African Adventures volunteers have only good intentions and want the projects and local communities to ultimately reach a point where they are able to sustain themselves.
The opportunity I had to take a wonderful group of students was fantastic and life-changing for all involved and I cannot recommend the experience more highly. Since joining African Adventures, I have been to Ghana and loved experiencing a whole new culture, alongside our volunteers. I am lucky to have a job that utilises my skills and provides me with the opportunity to travel to Africa as well as knowing that I will be helping others, both those who give their time to volunteer and those in the communities in which we work.