Claire Waterhouse, South Africa
To be honest, absolutely nothing written in the info paper or from previous volunteers could have fully prepared me for the amazing time I have had with the Hope for Tomorrow Workcamp. Each and every moment, ranging from the amazing to the frustrating to the ridiculous, has taught me so much and has made this trip a life changing experience. The children at Askar amazed me with their cheerful smiles and unfailing generosity.
The Askar volunteers taught me so much with their tenderness and compassion towards the children. The local volunteers from An-Najah showed us what it was to be gracious and welcoming hosts at all times. The Nablusi locals welcomed us with open arms and never-ending smiles that made each and every one of us feel special. And last but not least, the organizers did their very best (no matter how difficult it was) to teach us, entertain us and keep us (a pretty rowdy bunch) busy: no easy feat by any means! Thank you!
For future volunteers, all you need to enjoy this camp is an open mind and a willingness to work hard. If you can do these things, you will have the most amazing, life-changing experience of your life.