This trip changed me mentally, physically and emotionally and through that I became stronger and more flexible. I’ve learned a lot about a culture I felt entirely unfamiliar with at the start and now I feel comfortable here. I’ve learned about various meanings of development and specifically how it applies and relates to our projects and location. Regarding volunteering, I’ve been challenged to think about the ‘white saviour complex’ and how we can still be helpful. I would recommend GVI because things were well organised and we had good and comfortable accommodations and a great leader in Jess.