22nd January 19
I had 4 days (20 hours) of volunteering at Ambition Aspire Achieve, a charity organisation. This lovely charitable event was a Christmas Appeal during which we had to prepare gifts for families who could not afford presents for their children. We prepared gifts for around 1000 families. I prepared around 100 of those. We had families ranging from 1 child to 5-6 children; ages 2 weeks old to 16 years old, some also being differently abled.
This was an invaluable experience for me as it helped me strengthen my multitasking, communication and teamwork skills.
I had 4 roles in this wonderful initiative:
What inspired me:
My parents had always told me to get to know the “other side” of the society as well, the less privileged one; for me to be thankful of what I have. I knew that one of the hardest feelings for a parent is to not be able to afford a gift for his or her child. And vice versa, the child feels sad when his or her friends receive gifts but he or she has not got any.
I started volunteering hoping to bring a smile on the faces of these families so that they could at least have one less worry in that festive season.
“If you have the power to make someone happy – do it.”
Amirezza Nanaei – DLD College London