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Playing with the kids on Mandela Day
Playing with the kids on Mandela Day

Volunteering in South Africa – My Favorite Trip Ever


Volunteer in South Africa – Cape Town Community Projects
Cape Town, South Africa

This was one of the most amazing volunteering experiences so far in my life. Before departing, I was really excited but a bit nervous. I met so many volunteers from all over the world. People were so nice and friendly.

Ula felt so touched when she saw the project leader hugging the kids with love
Ula felt so touched when she saw the project leader hugging the kids with love

The part I liked the most was taking care and educating kids at the school in township. Although they lived in a horrible environment with limited resources, the kids were still pure and naive. Every day when we arrived at the school, kids were so enthusiastic and kept saying “teacher, teacher, teacher…” to welcome us and ran to us for a big hug. I was so touched at many moments: a child’s mother expressed appreciation to us, the kids were so thoughtful holding my hands and helping me to clean up the mess, kids shared their snacks with each other….

Kids brushing their teeth outside the classroom
Kids brushing their teeth outside the classroom

I couldn’t imagine how those township kids’ childhood would be until I participated in their life. We had a totally different life with them. Finally I realized how happy and lucky I am and I’ve never felt regret to join this volunteer experience. I could deeply felt the happiness during my trip and I felt that it’s more blessed to give than to receive. I did learn a lot and also received a lot during the volunteering trip.

Teaching the kids to recognize colors and and letters
Teaching the kids to recognize colors and and letters

Besides, I would also like to say, Cape Town is one of the most amazing place in the world. I had a great time there with lots of outdoor activities: Table mountain climbing, shark cage diving, skydiving, Cape Point tour….

It was hard for this volunteer to say goodbye on her last day!
It was hard for this volunteer to say goodbye on her last day!

I would definitely visit Cape Town again some day! – Ula

Get involved and begin the journey of your lifetime! Click here for more details about the Cape Town Community Projects!

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