In the summer I travelled to a very rural town in the Anosy region of Madagascar called Tsigonariha (mind my spelling.) I helped reconstruct a primary school by making cement blocks and building benches. We also had Malagasy lessons in the mornings before working! It was fun to try speak it with locals and it made the children of the village smile a lot. Along with that I met incredible people with such mind blowing stories and even met a lemur. Feeling that I contributed to the happiness and education of 200 children inspired me to do more volunteering in the future and help more people :)
It was the most rewarding experience I have ever had and would recommend anyone to do the same. The Azafady staff was more than nice, always looking after you and checking on you.
I felt like I experienced the culture of Madagascar and I loved living with almost nothing, peeing in latrines and taking showers with buckets. It doesn't sound fun but it really made me appreciate everything I have at home. I feel more conscious about how lucky I am in many decisions I make, this experience really changed me as a person.