Blog (# Cameroon)


Couple of years ago I spent almost half a year in southeastern Cameroon volunteering as an English teacher in various kindergartens and primary schools. In my case, it was the most life changing experience. In a school of life, volunteering is a workshop worth to sign up for. I could dwell on how much I have learned for ages. Here, I list five important lessons I have received.

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'I have plenty of time, a drive to accomplish something meaningful and no idea what to do next with my life.' Those were my persistent feelings during the final year in high school. Everybody but me got a clearly defined career path. Hence, the recurring question: 'so which university do you apply to?' I made up a short answer to stop every conversation at this very moment: 'I do not apply at all. I am volunteering in Africa.'   It worked out; people were so shocked that they did not ask any further question. I just did not predict a tiny detail. After having repeated it countless times, I got used to this sentence so much that I have made up my mind. I was going to Africa to help people and live the adventure of my life! If not now, when? 

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