My time at Tilinanu orphanage with LSU was without doubt the most eye opening, interesting, amazing 6 weeks of my life!
I spent time working within the orphange itself getting to know the beautiful girls and learning about all their individual lives and ambitions and helping to teaching them the skills they needed to achieve their goals. The way in which the LSU team has identified each girl as an individual with particular needs and not just as a collective group of orphans is something I could not find in any other charity!
The team worked as hard as possible to ensure that the goals and experiences I wanted to achieve in Malawi were made possible, giving me huge influence over the project I wanted to create, having the ability to create Change with your time and money was a special experience, and even in the short time I was there I saw how the things I was doing had made a difference to the girls at Tilinanu .
Malawi is a beautiful country, full of beautiful friendly people, I have never felt so welcome and safe! Staying at Mabuya camp enabled me to make some amazing friends and have some amazing experiences that I know I will be close to forever!!
I miss it everyday!