This was especially nice, because we just got to sit and listen to them speak (via a translator) on what they like about the group. Being on the ground makes this type of communication easier. Talking and listening directly to participants is not something I’ve ever done; you can’t do it over Skype when there are connection issues online, and translation issues!
We got back to our hostel at 8pm, tired from a long day but happy with all the work we had witnessed.
Thanks for sticking with us for this reflection piece! Our next blog is our final blog for this series. I’ll be discussing the last two days of our Philippines trip, which involved a lot of reflection on our work at International Needs Australia. Looking forward to sharing stories with you next time! – Preeti