Experience of e-volunteering ! The testimony of Aëlig

As you probably know, the borders of Asian countries are still mostly closed, making it impossible to send volunteers to our partners in these countries. The solution? E-volunteering!  Volunteering from your sofa: discover e-vol…

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Ryan’s Testimony at Li Ch’utam

A few weeks ago, thanks to AIME, I had the chance to do a Civic Service mission in Guatemala with Li Ch’utam. The duration of my mission was 6 months, which was the perfect amount of time to immerse myself in the culture, get to know the sur…

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Isabelle’s Chronicles- The First Weeks at ApiAfrique

THANK YOU. Thank you all for accompanying me on this journey- my children for accepting me, my friends for being so understanding, and my family for encouraging me. Thank you for giving me this energy and love. I take you with me. ApiAf…

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Tiphaine: “I have discovered people and a culture of incredible generosity”.

On June 1, 2018, in Tambon Tha Song Yang, a difficult awakening for the start of the school year, karen, thai, science, geography and English classes for the children. Tasting of 100 year old eggs (7 months old), football activity with the ch…

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Tim: “I was one of their brothers before I was their teacher, I was part of a family before I was part of a school.”

When applying for certain civic services, I always had in mind “it looks good”, “it must be interesting”… But as soon as I read the description of this mission, I read the mission of my dreams, I even refused …

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Sophie: “My feedback is extremely positive, I was very sad to leave the community!”

Hello everyone,    My name is Sophie and I’m 25 years old. I met the association AIME in February 2019 in order to participate in a volunteer mission in May with one of its partner associations. That’s how I wen…

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Shirley: “Thank you for making me feel me again, thank you for opening my eyes and most of all thank you for showing me the kind of person I can be.”

“It’s (already) the end of the school year at TMK! We taught for 10 months in the school’s post-baccalaureate program, our students took their exams in our subjects (English, math and economics) and many others! After …

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Romain: “Today I can say that what may seem like culture shock can be understood and bring another view of life if we take the time to open our minds to what we see.”

Before I left: I had some apprehensions before I left because it was my first time volunteering. How should I behave? How do I communicate with the children for me who doesn’t speak Thai? What is the context of my departure? These are al…

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Quentin: “El Porvenir is a community of benevolent souls cradled in a haven of peace.”

Hello! My name is Quentin, I am 23 years old and I have been volunteering for a little over 2 months with the Honduras Child Alliance. A fabulous experience cut in half due to the global corona epidemic. It all started at the end of my graduate st…

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Melissa: “This assignment at Thoo Mweh Khee Learning Centre has been the most rewarding experience of my life.”

This assignment at Thoo Mweh Khee Learning Centre was the most rewarding experience of my life. Having had the chance to be with the Karen people and to live alongside them for several months allowed me to (re)discover the notions of simplic…

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Marianne: “The students here have nothing to do with the students in my country.”

Today is the day I have to leave Thoo Mweh Khee. It has been the best experience of my (short) life, there is no other way to say it. For the students, I love each and every one of you. The students here are nothing like the students in my country, an…

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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 wa…

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