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Wednesday, 9 March 2016

VOLUNTEEERING WITH ICS; A LIFE CHANGING PROGRAM



            I used to think volunteering was a waste of time, energy and resources until I was proven wrong, when I got the opportunity to volunteer with International Citizen Service (ICS), for just three months.

            We are in our seventh week of placement and I now realized that volunteering is a complete transformation of one's life, apart from the obvious benefits one can drive from volunteering. One thing that caught my attention is one's ability to develop or improve upon his or her personal and professional career by working with people from different cultures, gender, experience and educational qualification. It provides a good environment for young people to brainstorm and find innovative ways of addressing basic challenges that face the very survival of marginalized individuals within the society. Volunteering is an overall great experience about those around us to build relationships and in some cases of international volunteering we can learn about a completely different culture.