The story began last year, during my service as a volunteer in my country, Morocco, with CorpsAfrica. Adnane Sounni visited us during the IST (In-Service-Training) and presented about his experience as Volunteer with CorpsAfrica/Senegal. In his presentation he told us about people and their sympathy and kindness, also about the staff and the Volunteers. In his description, I felt that he had many deep emotions and feelings. He finished his presentation by sharing a picture with the people of his village and told us that he started crying when he left them.
This picture was the biggest reason that encouraged me to apply and come to Senegal.
After passing the interview and being accepted, the 05 November I arrived to Dakar, I found Mareme Ndour, her husband, and Assiatu (Exchange Volunteer from Malawi) waiting for me. I was very happy to meet them.
The PST helped us to learn and improve new skills, which will help us during our service in the village. Design Thinking, the first aid training with the Red Cross, visits to farms, many presentations by leaders and change makers… .During the training we had to practice all that we learned to memorize it. When we were waiting to pass the exam with the Red Cross; I was with my friend Ousmane Tamba watching some students doing sport, then a girl fell down, we run and found her unconsciousness. We used the skills that we learned for this case until she woke up.
The big memory for me in the PST was when we visited Joel Island to see the big work of a local association in planting to protect the island. During our walk I injured in my foot. My friends and the staff were worried, but it was a small injury. They helped me and everyone took care of me; they showed the real meaning of one family.
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