Claudy Luft, from the Netherlands, joined African Impact as a volunteer for 8 weeks and her presence is still felt in Livingstone even though she left mid December! Claudy was always motivated, positive and a friendly face to all volunteers and staff!
Diana, one of our Sponsor a Child children missed a lot of school at a young age and would have been left behind had she joined her age group when she started. One of our African Impact volunteers, Claudy, has spent the last 8 weeks teaching Diana and 4 other children the basics in a remedial class. With this special attention in such a small group Diana has come on leaps and bounds. At the end of her 8 weeks Claudy set a test to see how much she had learnt and was astounded by how far she has come in both English and Maths. Thank you to Claudy who has worked so hard to give Diana, and children like her, the opportunity of a quality education.
Written by Claudy Luft, African Impact Volunteer
Teaching & Community Development – November & December 2015
“My story is not about the work we are doing here or about the beauty of Zambia. This story is about my Zambian family. Before I came here, I was scared to travel alone and most people asked me, “Are you really going alone to Zambia? What do your parents think about that?” That scared me even more, but when I arrived in Livingstone and met so many amazing people, I knew then I had made the right decision.
Most people who are volunteering travel alone and are in the same position as I was. One thing that surprised me the most is that I became such good friends with everyone in such a short time. I knew people for only two weeks and it felt like I know them for years. Our group was so connected and amazing that I still miss them. Now I’ve got a Zambian family from all over the world.
After this experience I can say that this quote is soooooo true – “All you’ve got to do is decide to go and the hardest part is over.”
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