Volunteering with ICS has definitely helped me develop my understanding of social and development issues.

From the first day I met with the UK volunteers, I was very excited yet and I had a fear of the unknown of working cross culturally.

During the first week of the cycle l was very shy. I did not have the confidence to make contributions to team discussions and I was an indecisive person, but my experience over these two weeks with the UK volunteers has definitely improved my confidence.

I am now able to plan my own work and participate in a range of social events. I have also learnt a great deal about issues to do with child rights and responsibilities. I now have a better understanding of what it is all about than I had before joining ICS. Now I am more conscious of being an active global citizen, which I hope will remain with me in the future.

Written by ICS volunteer Maria