Written by CorpsAfrica/Malawi Volunteer Ms. Tusayiwe Sikwese
I can’t believe we’re already halfway through our service!!! How time flies when you’re having *a great time*…. Or when *you’re busy*!
The past 6 months have been amazing, from getting to know my fellow Volunteers and settling into a community where I am a stranger to making friends that will forever be and learning from each other. It’s been quite a journey.
During MST, we all shared stories about our communities, what was working well and what wasn’t, and also shared ideas on how we could change the things that weren’t working. We had this activity called speed consulting, where we had a chance to offer solutions to the challenges we said we were facing in our communities. The idea was similar to that of speed dating. We had consultees and consultants. Those who were consultants were given ten minutes to offer solutions to the challenges expressed by the consultees. Everyone had the chance to be both a consultant and a consultee. It was a fun way of helping each other out with the challenges we’re experiencing.
There were other activities that were also very useful but they all came down to how to tackle the challenges we’re experiencing.
All in all, MST provided me with knowledge and skills that will ease the final half of my service a little bit, and hopefully make my service a success.