This summer Constance came to teach at a Myanmar refugee school in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia through our Building Bridges Beyond Borders programme. Constance is French and is studying in the UK. She is now back at University in the UK and sent us this post.
The summer I spent at the [Myanmar Refugee] school has been the most intense experience I have ever had in my life. Being a volunteer teacher was not easy everyday but it was most definitely a rewarding, worthwhile, and fulfilling experience.
I am so glad I had the chance to come teach at the school. Doing a volunteering mission has always been something I wanted to do, and being able to travel to the other of the world to do so made the BBBB project even more appealing.
It has been challenging on every level, personal as professional. But in the end, I got a lot out of it and hopefully came out a better person.
Having the opportunity to learn about another culture, discovering an unknown region, teaching children and encouraging them to study hard and dream big, all these have not only shaped and enriched my life but it has also enabled me to reflect in-depth on my future and my desire to take on new adventures. It made this summer unforgettable.