In Taiwan, the impression of Africa has always been full of killing and danger. I was feeling uncertain before going on this trip because of all the news reports about the explosion and gunshot in Kenya. On the other hand, I was worried and also suspicious that as an International volunteer will need to paying everything on our own.
After a few days in Africa, we took a 6.5 hour rough trip by car to the base of the Step30 organization in Kitale Kenya. It is a small town developed with agriculture. Today we help children from slums to put on their first shoes, buy some life necessity which they take as luxurious and we also carry water, to cook with the girls. In the afternoon, we went to Mount Elgon container classroom - a community school sponsor by step30. We help students and orphans there to clean flea, soak medicinal liquid. We also participate in love binti project pad teaching workshop to sew exclusive pads with the local women.
The greatest insight during this trip is that "enthusiasm" is a necessary trait for the participation of international volunteers, and it is the driving force behind all this.
For this element, I found it in the other five volunteers and staff of step30. They always, do not hesitate to give, material raising is always far more than imagined to have, including football, pencil, eraser, clothing, medicines, etc.; and the locals will squat knees to express gratitude in return when they receive the gift.