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A completely different life - Emma in Okakarara

I'm Emma. From the beginning of July to the end of August 2018, I lived with three other volunteers in Okakarara, Namibia and supported the steps for children project there in the ECD/kindergarten/preschool, after school care, in the office and in the sewing workshop.

It was diverse and varied work. Every day I was faced with a new challenge, which we always managed to overcome in some way with the help of our great and committed colleagues. Whether it was the frequent water outages, a broken power line or the language barrier for the little ones, I learned that with patience and creativity almost any difficulty can be overcome.

In the two months in Namibia I was able to gain numerous experiences, such as how important independence is and taking responsibility. I was also able to get to know a completely different life and hope that I can leave my small footprint at steps in okakarara could leave behind.

We thank you very much, dear Emma, ​​for your committed work in our steps project in Okakarara!

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