My experience as a whole on GVI Thailand was phenomenal. There’s just something about a group of people coming together and selflessly helping people who aren’t as well off as themselves which is really inspirational. I think that the programme itself was wonderful. We were actually doing something meaningful rather than hiking through a mountain for 3 weeks and calling it world challenge. Personally, what astounded me the most was the friends which I made. I mean, I know that we were told we’d make friends for life, but I’m always sceptical. Clearly this experience has proved me wrong because I’ve made several new friends, which I will be very sad to leave. Still, Thailand has provided me with unforgettable memories which I will cherish for the rest of my life. So I’d just like to thank GVI and all the staff who were involved with our project for organising it for us.