Just emailing to say thank you to Lattitude for all your help with organising everything for my gap year. I am loving it! The school I am working at is beautiful and the staff and students are very welcoming and supportive.
I’ve learned so much by living and working in Fiji for 11 months, the type of education I could never have hoped to have back home and it has certainly made me think much more about what’s truly important in life. You come to appreciate the importance of community and sharing and realise just how materialistic our society is back home.
Volunteering overseas doesn’t only have a positive impact on the community you are volunteering in… it’s also a fantastic way to boost your CV! We’ve come up with the four most important skills you can gain by taking part in a volunteering placement abroad, and how they can help you along in your career path.
I really admire the teachers who take these classes as they are so patient and organised. The kids are really cute though and it is common for at least one of them to run up to me in the hallways and give me a big hug. Whenever I walk into the room I am greeted with a loud ‘Hello’, or ‘Good morning/afternoon’ which always brings a smile to my face.