I went to South Africa for 4 months and i can easily say that is was the best 4 months of my life. Choosing this programme will open your eyes and your heart. I would love to tell you what to expect on a day to day basis but working with this organisation your days can be so varied all i can guarantee you is that you will meet some amazing people who will change your whole outlook on life oh an you will cry your eyes out when you go home!!! I am going to just have to pick a few moments to tell you about. In some of the first weeks that I was there we conducted a baseline survey around the township of Lavender Hill. Whilst i was doing this survey i was blown over by the kindness and warmth of every person I met. But the highlight of my trip has to be taking the children on camp. We crammed 80 kids on a 60 seater coach and to say that they were excited is a bit of an understatement, i don’t think the girls stopped singing the whole time. Whilst on camp we went swimming, played volleyball, put on several performances and generally gave these kids a place to escape and be able to just have fun. Lucinda is an amazing woman with an enormous heart and a stunning family. Not only has she devoted her life to supporting an empowering the people of her community she has given up whatever space she has in her home to welcome any woman or child in need. I feel privileged to be able to call her a friend and family.