My name is Maya I’m 17 years old and i am from England. I have decided to come to South Africa as I have always wanted to have an experience in volunteering here and explore a different culture. Seeing the children faces light up when doing sports activities was overwhelming and surprising as I have never seen this before. The children were always happy and had a sense of community within the township. The leaders were very supportive and always helped when you were struggling for ideas for teaching. From this experience, I have learnt that you should always appreciate what you have at home and the opportunities that are given to you and to always take them.