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"We managed to develop a special bond to each and everyone at the orphanage"

As a volunteer at Weep Not Child Foundation one gets an experience that will never been forgotten. The children’s’ love and gratefulness sometimes did overwhelm me and both I, and the two other
volunteers who lived there at the same time, managed to develop a special bond to each and everyone at the orphanage. The daily life as a volunteer at Weep Not Child Foundation differs in many aspects from the daily life at home. We got
up each morning at 6 am and spent all the waken hours with the orphans. Playing with the children, feeding them, bathing them, did the laundry and the dishes. In fact, the responsibility of what you want to get out of this experience lays in many ways in your own hands. However, as a volunteer, you will be guaranteed with lots of playing with the children, they give you so much positive energy.

Furthermore, in addition to the daily life of the orphanage, you will be thrown into a totally different country and culture that includes cultural clashes in the meeting of Ghanaian people, their food and their norms. Ghana is well known for its friendly people and that is the impression I got as well during my time in Ghana. You will notice that all of them are very eager to help and assist you even though you are not asking for it. The food in Ghana is extremely spicy comparing to the Swedish food however luckily, as volunteers at Weep Not Child we got our meals less spicy from Comfort who really took care of us and made sure we were fine during our stay.

To sum up, the whole experience of traveling to a country so far away from home and experience such a lovely culture is the best thing I ever done so far in my life. However, to live at the Weep Not Child Foundation and be around the children have given me so much, they have taughtme much of what is important in life; love, sharing and thankfulness.

Astrid Littorin