I want to volunteer

quiero ser voluntaria

Same heaven, different horizons

My name Sandra and 5 years ago I said Yes, I want to be a volunteer. Since then, volunteering has become a lifestyle for me.

This year, at 8,653 kilometers from Barcelona and under the same sky, Chame welcomed me with open arms, invited me to enter a very different reality from the one I am used to.

Through their movements; the traffic in the streets of the town, the whistles of the cars, the loud music, chickens and roosters crossing the roads, children playing in the street, the noise of the intense rains, the stories of their people I met Chame.

During the four weeks I was inI Panama, carried out activities at school and in homes for children with special needs. Design activities that focus on math, language, and writing.

I made materials taking into account the needs of each child both at school and at home. Going into the family environment allowed me to understand the family reality of each child.

I still remember every detail of those sandy paths until I reached the houses. Without realizing it all started with a simple phrase “I want to be a volunteer”

It took me more than an experience; odors, looks, stories, feelings, smiles …

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