I have now done two trips with PMGY, one to Tanzania last summer and one to Sri Lanka this summer. After seeing the Tanzania video, when PMGY did a talk at my sixth form, me and two of my friends decided we had to go, as it looked so incredible! Somehow we managed to find 5 weeks we were all free over summer and had the most amazing time teaching English at a primary school in Tanzania.
After such a great time, I knew that I wanted to do another trip with PMGY as they had been so good in helping to organize my first trip and I'd heard some great things about Sri Lanka from friends, so I decided to book my second trip! This time I was going by myself, however, I knew that by going with PMGY and staying in a volunteer house, I would meet loads of other volunteers and make new friends.
Before my first trip, we’d also looked at a range of other organizations offering volunteering, however, PMGY were the most affordable organization we found, whilst still providing a good level of support - both in the UK and whilst we were away. Also, they offer volunteering at 17, whilst many others require 18 as a minimum age, which was great for my first trip.