Christine

Task: High school graduate

Oktober 2019

- März 2020

The happiness, courage, warmth and love that the children exude is hard to believe when you consider their tragic and sad past.

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After graduating from high school, discovering the world, getting to know another culture and helping people were the reasons that made me want to work in the Good Hope Center children’s home. The time I was allowed to spend there was the most exciting and, at the same time, most instructive of my life. I found the people in Tanzania to be exceptionally warm-hearted and hospitable, and I didn’t meet any bad-tempered people. The firm belief of the people has fascinated me from the very beginning. Although they have to make do with less than the basic necessities and have sometimes suffered significant blows of fate, it does not prevent them from holding on to God and trusting him blindly. Working with the children has enriched me a lot, and I am sure that I was able to learn more from the children than they did from me. The happiness, courage, warmth and love that the children exude is hard to believe when you consider their tragic and sad past. It is all the nicer that the children have now found a safe haven in the home, which helps them to process the past and look to the future with hope. I learned an incredible amount in the four months, about myself, about people, about another culture and about life. After my return, I planned and carried out various campaigns to make people around me aware of the living conditions in Africa and to collect donations for the home.

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