WHAT THEY SAID
We asked previous volunteers to tell us in a sentence (or two) what their Volunteering trip with Memusi meant to them.
If I could describe in three words what it is like to volunteer at Memusi I would say joyous, humbling and life changing.
I had no idea what to expect and it exceeded all my expectations. Not just from the welcoming teachers and the endearing, polite children but the way the whole community makes you feel so comfortable and part of their community for the short time we are there was just something I didn’t expect.
I would say to anyone thinking of going to just do it it will be a wonderful experience.
There are so many things to say but I think that this says it all.
Volunteering is the most fulfilling gift I have ever given. All I could think about was what was I going to be able to teach them that would change their lives? What I didn't bank on was what they have taught me that has changed my life"
Visiting the kids, teachers and locals of Memusi was such a great experience. I remember doing the Macarena in the school playground with the youngest class and helping out with science experiments. It wasn’t anything like I expected and I have loads of great memories!
Ben Cosbie Ross
To quote the immortal words of the Black Eyed Peas, "where is the love". On my Volunteering trip I found out that the answer is at Memusi. It is difficult to appreciate how much more you get out of the volunteering trips than anything you can possibly put in. I can't wait to go back and defend my Kenyan Sawing Champion trophy!
My time at Memusi was by far the most humbling and wonderful experiences. I learnt so much from the Memusi community… being grateful, laughter, love, family all you need in life. The most joyous and pure community… will never forget it!
To have the opportunity to volunteer with this amazing charity has been a privilege. Seeing the difference Memusi makes not just to the children but to the community too and being a part of that is truly humbling. Nothing beats a Memusi welcome and to see children in extreme poverty being given the opportunity to learn is a wonderful thing. I can't wait for my seventh trip.
My visit to Memusi 8 years ago was an amazing and rewarding experience not worthy of words. Matt and the team give you the opportunity to get involved in a life changing experience and memories that will last a life time. I will be making a few more visits when I early retire in two years time.