Last summer I had the chance to spend three amazing weeks as a teacher in MEET program. For me, what makes this trip a lifelong experience is the people I have met there. We were a group of twenty volunteers from eight different nations, spending our afternoons exploring the city’s attractions, such as the ruins of St Paul’s or Senado square, which made you feel like being somewhere in the Mediterranean. We spent our nights at the city’s rooftops looking over the skyline, sneaking into the VIP areas of the glamorous Casinos or playing board games and composing our own rap songs in the kitchen. In the weekends, we visited the beach and tried the famous egg tarts, we walked around the food markets and had insane amounts of almond cookie samples.
This trip has taught me the importance of using your own knowledge to help young people develop and gain confidence in themselves. The most rewarding moment was our graduation ceremony. I will always remember my gratification listening to 12-year-old students or children that hardly spoke any English in our first lesson giving a presentation about Human Anatomy in front of more than hundred people, including government officials