A TIME TO REFLECT
Living in a third world country, I was exposed to numerous instances of poverty and deprivation in everything from health services to the quality of education for men, women and children alike.
My humanitarian journey with Humanitarian Affairs has given me a wider perspective of the remarkable things that can be achieved through the collaboration of young minds blessed with a passion and commitment to helping alleviate the dilemmas that have blighted humanity for centuries.
Being a group facilitator enabled me to witness first-hand the mixture of bursting emotions that are awakened in co-delegates as they come to the realisation of just how fortunate they are and find themselves learning much more from the disadvantaged children than we had ever hoped to teach them.
Indeed, my time with Humanitarian Affairs was much more than just a trip; it was a life-transforming journey - one that I will never forget and one that I most definitely hope to repeat.
Von Cathlene Panot