Margaux: “An experience rich in emotion. We teach children a lot, but we also learn a lot from them.”

Margaux: “An experience rich in emotion. We teach children a lot, but we also learn a lot from them.”


Initially, one of the positive aspects of my mission was the relationship with the locals. I was very well received, and links were gradually created. They were very attentive and listened to the volunteers on site.

Then, the adaptation was also a positive aspect. The locals do everything they can to ensure that the volunteers’ adaptation goes as smoothly as possible.

Personally, I think that I have brought a lot of joy and new things to the children as well as to the adults. Furthermore, I think I have brought new knowledge to the children by giving them English lessons every morning.

Together with the group, we rebuilt a new bus stop for the children, and participated in the renovation of the kitchen.

Independently, I wanted to offer them when the opportunity arose sweets such as cakes, sweet drinks, breakfasts…

An experience rich in emotions. We teach the children a lot, but we also learn a lot from them.

The most difficult part of my departure from France was the departure to the unknown, as well as leaving my comfort.

When I came back at the end of my mission, the most difficult thing was to leave the children and the premises, because an important bond was created between us.

My studies do not allow me to leave with AIME for the moment, but as soon as possible, I would like to return to Thailand to relive an experience at their side.

This experience is made of ups and downs, but as a whole it is a magical and unforgettable experience.

Margaux Engel.

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