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Primary ResidenceMilena’s Volunteering

June 20, 2019

Volunteering with MCCH for a month was not a long-pre planned decision for me but for sure the most rewarding experience ever.

Since the moment I heard about the project, I realised that was what I was searching for as a social commitment plan. MCCH’s founder Mary Metabo was extremely supportive; as soon as she picked me up from the airport, we went straight to her house, which was my immediate introduction and induction to the orphanages’ principals and everyday struggles for her children. I embraced her engagement and determination on imminent action need.

During my stay and, of course, posterior of my return, I realised that the limited time spent in the centre was not enough and I felt guilty for not been able to give them more, but I at the time I knew that I was not capable or ready to help them much more. That is why I decided to study extensively about everything related to international development, social justice and building a stronger community with the greatest hope that one day, when I go back to MCCH, my knowledge, experience and skills gained will be a better assistance for everyone.

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