It has been over two months since I came back from camp and I think about the people there and the connections I made everyday (many of who I am still in contact with - God bless Whatsapp!). The misery but also the resilience of the people I met has driven me to do more … Continue reading 2 months on..
I sit here, on the sofa of my Airbnb, on my last night in Thessaloniki and as I write this I think about what a humbling experience the last 3 weeks have been. I'll probably know more when I get home (Dubai of all places!) but I do feel enriched, and soulfully fed as a … Continue reading Towards the end..
Friday was supposed to be women's underwear distribution (Intervolve received a kind donation of 10,000 pieces from a well-known brand) but both myself and another volunteer fell ill and spent the whole day in bed. Never before had I felt so fortunate to have a bed and a TV and a bathroom so close by … Continue reading Sick days
It is one week today till I travel back to Dubai, and it dawned on that I still have so much to do. The last 2 weeks have flown by, and I was just starting to feel like I know what I was doing and what I actually wanted to do. But then again I … Continue reading One week to go!
It was a short day today as my beautiful friend Ban came from the UK to volunteer for a week and I left at 3.30 to meet her back at the flat. Nevertheless some of the brief experiences were still poignant and got me thinking about life as either a series of random events based … Continue reading A half day
As I write this and reflect on today (which has been a really interesting nightly excercise in itself, allowing room for contemplation and gratitude), I keep thinking about how this experience is shaping me. Today was hard, and at times really hard. But the thing with my brief time here is that I am there … Continue reading Lessons on us
Yesterday was mixed, with a few rays of light puncturing an otherwise dreary day. To start, I tagged along with Felix, one of the longer term volunteers who deals with protection cases (of which there is a plethora and variety at Softex). We walked around the camp, which felt pretty calm, and checked on an … Continue reading A day of two halves