Some of our volunteers were saying that they go to do the hard work around Sudan, and I get to go to fancy conferences in Vancouver. Really, it is very hard work, and every night I am exhausted.
It has been great to see all the different programmes around the world, and to see what we bring. I can see how Nile Swimmers is contributing to this work in Sudan, and now I can see how we contribute globally. I am keen to move things forward again.
I was so happy to speak to so many people, and I could not believe how open everyone was. Everybody is willing to share their ideas and their knowledge. So many people have offered to help with the work that we are doing.
It was an amazing experience with great outcomes on the personal level. I am amazed to win an award from AustSwim for my presentation.
I was going through the great work that Nile Swimmers did, and how we benefited from our partnership with the Ministry of Education in Sudan, to reach out to more children. I just got the chance to express myself (and Mai), and to show the people how we feel and how much we appreciate our work and experience with Nile Swimmers. I feel good.
I feel like I fit. Even though I had talked to Mai a lot about the conference, I was worried that my English wasn’t good enough, and I was worried about all the different experts. Now I feel like I fit. This is my world, and I am proud to play my part in it.