|The people I will be going to Senegal with plus our desk officer. My partner is on the far right.|
I was often told that training would be intense - 'You'll learn everything you need to know in a small amount of time'. I must admit, this was an understatement. By the end of the week I was physically and mentally drained. The mix between being given information, preparing us for all obstacles and lack of sleep really took a toll on me; however, all aspects of training was clearly needed.
|Before the Ferry back to mainland|
|The final evening|
I'm sure this is the same for most volunteers, but a week of training really helps you realise that this is really happening. You are really going away for a year. No mummy to call when you forget your key, no best friend to help you make an instant decision, just you and your new found independence. Training has helped me find a healthy balance between being ready for anything, being scared and being excited. I feel like this year will be a life changing experience where I will really learn who I am and who exactly I want to be. I've still got another week of IT training with my partner soon then it's all up to us. This is our year!
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