Our experience was fantastic, and we would like to repeat it again.
EHRA (Elephant Human Relations Aid) is a well-managed organisation, with good professionals, and very nice human beings. The work they do to solve the conflict is outstanding, and we felt privileged for being able to help and make a little contribution.
The volunteering was a powerful experience to value what it matters, learn about yourself, and understand how other people live.
Moreover, Namibia was very welcoming. Its nature was incredible; the colours, sunsets, mountains, desert, animals, etc. People were generally friendly, and we felt safe.
Without a doubt, one of the best experiences of our lives.
What did you find most rewarding?
Everything was rewarding, but I would say the kids we came across in the desert and the encounter with wild animals (Elephants) in freedom.
What did you find most challenging?
The most challenging is the construction week, especially because tools are limited, weather is hot, etc.
What advice would you give to others who are considering joining the EHRA team?
Make the most of of it. Meet new people and disconnect from technology and first world issues.
Santiago Alvarez, joined EHRA as a Volunteer from 30 April to 11 May 2018