Since I was a child I read many stories that took place in Asia and I got fascinated by its deep culture, its air of mystery and exotic features. At the same time, I nurtured my passion for travels – those that enrich your soul – and my curiosity for “the other”.
During my universities studies I wished to spend some time in a non developed Country, volunteering and fulfilling my desire to be a valuable and contributing member of society.
After some failures, Caritas Italy gave me this opportunity: volunteering in Thailand with Burmese migrant workers and their families.
In February I came to Ranong, a remote East corner at the border with Myanmar, a desolate city where MMR staff works hard to educate Burmese children and save lives from HIV. I cannot express my happiness and proud of being here doing what I had dreamt for so long.
So far, teaching English and Science has been a challenge but seeing at studentsalways smiling and eager to learn it’s heart-warming. Furthermore, visiting patients is a way to come into people’s life, understand more about the Burmese culture and create a little relationship with them.
There is so much work to do here in Ranong and so many people struggling everyday for a better life.
I truly believe that everyone has a skill that can be taught to someone in need: whichever experience is for you, you will have an unforgettable time.