“I chose to join this workcamp for two reasons. First, because of the location. I wanted to discover the Indonesian culture. Second, because it includes different kinds of work linked to nature, as coffee farming, and social work with local children.
This was my first participation in a workcamp and also my first time in Indonesia. Before leaving, I was anxious and afraid. I didn’t know if I would have been able to manage the cultural gap, the differences, the new life that was waiting for me. But now I feel proud because I saw that I managed it.
I wanted to challenge myself, find my limits. See how volunteering can help people by doing something practice and if I was suitable for this. I think I found out just half of the answer because 13 days are not enough.
If I take part in another volunteering project, I would like to do it again about social works. I really appreciated the exchange with the local population of Batu Loceng: children, youth community playing traditional instruments, and generally, all about the culture. I will always remember the welcoming and smiling people.”
Elisa Colella, Italy, 23 years old, participant of the workcamp from the 18th to the 31st in Batu Loceng, Indonesia