I am a volunteer, I always believed in how interesting it would be to serve with goodwill, with my hands, my ideas, my strengths and even more with my weaknesses. It sounds weird, but to think about helping others, accompanying them, living their life experience a little, I feel that it is immersing themselves in the need of the other to collectively achieve the desired goals. I volunteer and I feel good when I feel I can be useful. My experience has been extraordinary, I don't know where to start, but I want to assure you that anyone who reads this will be restless about how it was. I wanted to volunteer and now I didn't know where to do it, that's when I met ONE WORLD CENTER, I traveled to Michigan and enrolled in their volunteer program. I didn't know anything about this organization, but once inserted into it, I loved the discipline and responsibility of a community. I felt at home, I felt like family, I never felt alone; there were friends; other volunteers from different parts of the world, all in a previous training to travel
as volunteers to other countries. My goal was to volunteer in Africa and six months later I traveled to Malawi. Now I was in Johannesburg, concerns and concerns were left behind, I was halfway to reach my goal because I was volunteering and the idea was always to go to work helping others, I arrived with materially empty hands, but with love force in my heart .
I have always thought that it is the humanitarian and solidarity feeling that should move us if we want to have a better world. In my diary I was able to write: Between thinking and writing, I don't know if time will come. Every day that passes I know more about these people. It is because here where I am, poverty is observed in many different ways and the desire of people struggling to survive is evident. I worked in Malawi and my project was with preschool children in an area of extreme poverty, in Milala and Chilangoma. In Malawi, preschool care is provided voluntarily by local residents based on teachers; so we can see housewives and parents attending to the little ones. My experience as a volunteer totally changed my life, I thought I was going to help and teach, however, I have to thank the people in Malawi who helped me
and taught me many things. They taught me that a smile and a kind word can change anyone's life. That it is not material things that give value to your life. That in terms of goals the attitude has to do. I thank ONE WORLD CENTER for the opportunity to train as a development Instructor, I lived my experience in Michigan, in an environment of safety and respect where I had my space to study, learn and share in a community environment.