In 1985, the United Nations designated the 5th of December as the International Volunteer Day. On this occasion, I would like to say a big thank you to all people who volunteered and are still volunteering (also those who will volunteer in the future) for ELI Africa.
I was at the OSTE Center in Roches Bois today, waiting for the lady to open the center because I had to give her the consent forms which the children’s parents would have to sign for the field trip next week. SO PUMPED!! WE ARE GOING TO THE BEST FIELD TRIP EVER!! A visit at an endemic forest in Chamarel, where a lot of surprises are awaiting our kids followed by a visit at La Vanille Crocodile Park- home of many wondrous creatures, including the amazing giant tortoise. The whole adventure – with photos of course – here next week!
The lady arrived to open the door and let everyone in. Eswari arrived almost at the same time and Matthieu arrived several minutes after. I could observe two things. The first one was that a bond had clearly been created between the kids and their teachers. The second thing was that both volunteers looked really happy and eager to give a helping hand to the kids. This made me think of one thing Krishnee wrote about in a previous post. Hope. When you see those young people dedicating their time and skills to help others in need without waiting for anything in return, you clearly see hope. Hope for a better country and hope for a better world.