More than just work

Impact: 7
Support: 9
Fun: 10
Value: 8
Safety: 9

My name is Enrico, I'm 19 years old and from Germany. In my service period in 2022 I first went to Dowagiac, Michigan to learn about Climate Change and Global Warming. As tiring as two months of studying sounds, we had a lot of fun, working in groups on various tasks, like for example building a tower out of Spaghetti as an teambuilding exercise and working on study tasks in teams, trying to finish as fast as possible. One of my favorite parts of the program was the building weekends, at which we worked in the school on projects like preparing the organic garden for the planting in spring. Of course while blasting loud music, singing and dancing.

After the preparation period we went to SVG where our program consisted of using our knowledge, we gained, to help the people in the communities by building organic home gardens with the garden owners. But of course it was not only about building those gardens, but also about the relations we build with the garden owners. In the end of our project our team was more like a family than a team and we promised to all meet again in Germany at the end of the year. In general the life within the community was beautiful. I never met such open hearted and nice people. On your free days you can do a lot as well. For example we climbed the volcano, went bathing under waterfalls, took a trip through the tropic forest and much more. In general it is a very nice experience where you meet many new people and cultures. I can definitely say that I had a very good time.

Would you recommend this program?
Yes, I would
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