This is by far the most exhilarating experience of my life, it has changed the way I look at life, for the better.
Working with Alice and Nina was incredible. I haven't worked with anybody so hard working, dedicated, enthusiastic and helpful in my life. If you have any problems they go that bit further to help you out in whatever way possible and I really appreciated that. I think it is fair to say I found it difficult to adjust to my surroundings to start with, Alice and Nina gave me a different project to work on and I think I came into my own after that.
I am 30 years old and I volunteered in Lilongwe last October 2013. I helped teach Art and worked on various building projects. I volunteered for one month and ended up staying there for six months in total, I loved it that much! I am considering moving back there in the future. If I had the opportunity to do it again tomorrow I would be on the first flight back.
Malawian people are so friendly and welcoming, I don't think I went one day without saying hello to at least five strangers. Its true what they say Malawi is the 'warm heart of Africa'. I would recommend trying to learn some Chichewa, they really appreciate you speaking some of there language, even if it is just Mulibwanji - Which means how are you.
On my volunteering I stayed in Mabuya camp back packers hostel for one month. They have a nice chilled out bar and a swimming pool to chill after a day under the hot sun. You meet lots of different people travelling from all round the world. Its interesting to talk with them to see what they are doing and vice versa.
I could keep writing about my experience all day but I will just finish with go and experience this amazing place for yourself!!! I would highly recommend it.
IT WAS THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER DONE AND I WILL NEVER FORGET IT!