Honestly, it was definitely the highlight of my trip. I had such an amazing time, the 10 days could not have gone faster. Each day we did something different and new, and were able to experience so much. It was a great opportunity to be able to travel around some of the different islands of Madagascar and to visit the mainland too. I felt that this really gave us a feel of Madagascar, letting us experience more of the Malagasy culture and seeing more of what Madagascar has to offer.
We were definitely treated a lot on the boat: the cooking was delicious, with large portions; we even got desserts too! There was rum punch, we also had a really fun bonfire. The trip was a great bonding experience, bringing everyone closer together. Kyle and Emma were just so amazing, I don’t think I could have asked for a better pair of staff to come with us. They were like the mom and dad of the group, but also were so much fun to have around. I will never forget the marvelous time I spent on ‘The Spirit Of Malala’.
Also, I just want to give feedback in general about the time I spent in Madagascar. At first I was very homesick and I was finding it all very difficult. But as time went on, I learned to cope with everything a lot better and become more confident. The living conditions are very basic, but that’s part pf the fun of it. It makes you appreciate all the luxuries of back home. This is what many people in these countries live like. I really enjoyed the variety of the programs and how each day was different.
Everyone was very friendly and supportive on camp. I was able to experience so much during my time in Madagascar, and its something I’ll never forget. Teaching and working with the community was such a rewarding experience, as you know that you are helping out those less fortunate than you. Seeing how some of the Malagasy lived made me realise that I shouldn’t take anything for granted, and I have definitely come back home with a different mind frame. I feel that I have grown as a person, both in my confidence and in my attitude towards life. It is important to embrace everything that life has to offer, and not to miss out on any opportunities, as you regret what you don’t do, not what you do do.