Home away from home!

Growth: 9
Support: 10
Fun: 7
Housing: 9
Safety: 9

My internship with Comamos Juntos was a great experience. I was convinced from the very beginning that I had chosen the right place and organisation to volunteer. From day one, I felt like a part of, what we call, the Comamos Juntos family. They all became more than just colleagues, they were friends, family. We were a small team of very dedicated local and international volunteers working hand in hand to fight food waste and food poverty. What I loved about my internship is the perfect balance it offers between social action and office work. Since all the members of this small NGO are considered as equal, I could think myself about how much time I wanted to dedicate to the collection and the communities and how much time I wanted to dedicate to my office work in order to achieve my goals. My opinions, thoughts and ideas were always taken into account and respected. I feel like I've learned things that my daily life and university could never have taught me in Belgium. My tasks varied a lot, from the smallest things to more important tasks. I've been taking care of the social medias of the organisation and the fundraising. I had the opportunity of working quite indenpendently but anytime I would need help or advice, I could ask for it.
Apart from the work, Nicaragua is a country with a lot of resources and I was able to discover the culture, differences and all the amazing places it has to offer. Don't ever be afraid of going there because it is really safe and welcoming!

Would you recommend this program?
Yes, I would
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