Oct 29,2021

Dora Puljić - volunteer experience

Oct 29,2021

Dora Puljić - volunteer experience

Ever since I enrolled in college, I have had a great desire to visit Africa and discover a part of their culture and tradition, and after a few years of procrastination, I decided it was time to turn that dream into reality. 

 

The guiding thought that pushed me on through organizing a trip to Tanzania during the corona was: "If you want something badly enough, the whole universe will conspire to get it", and in the end I got it. All the stress I experienced disappeared into oblivion the moment I entered the orphanage and saw the children curiously approaching us with smiles from ear to ear. And that's how he started every day for the next three months - exchanging smiles and hugs. I can't even decide for myself whether my favorite part of the day was the morning when I would go to school with the children along the well-known road; in the afternoon, when I couldn't wait for their return, or in the evening, when everyone would dance, sing or play a new game after completing their homework. 

Happines in volunteering
Happiness in volunteering

 

Three months were not enough for me to absorb all the beauty of existence and living that I experienced there, and that's exactly why I can't wait to return. To return and be awakened by the sound of children's laughter or a knock on the door accompanied by the well-known words: "Aunty, aunty!", which still ring joyfully in my ears.

 

 

Dora Čeko

 

Way to school
On the way to school

 

Love
Love

 

Playing in St.Anthony Orphanage
Playing in St.Anthony Orphanage

 

Dora Puljić - volunteer experience