My volunteering at Svitac (Firefly) – Ashley Provost, USA
I just want to say what an honour it has been, working with Svitac (Firefly), for the past month. This was my first time working with children and before I arrived, I was not completely sure I could handle this task.
That fear quickly went away, when I walked into the youth centre. Everyone welcomed me and made me feel at home and at ease. Dina, Miloš, Adin, and Merima all helped me feel comfortable being around the children and interacting with them, in the best way possible.
I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the children and watching them interact and have fun with each other.
My goal is to come back and visit the staff and children as much as I can. Since I have begun my time here, I have fallen in love with Bosnia so much, I plan to move to Sarajevo, to learn the language and hopefully stay here as long as I possibly can.
This has been a truly eye opening and life changing experience for me and I will never forget the amazing time I have spent here.
Ashley Provost, USA
Svitac (Firefly) volunteer, September 2018