For quite a while I had been longing for taking a break from my job. After many considerations, what I could possibly be doing during this time off…taking a language course, expanding my professional education or just go travelling…it became increasingly clear to me that besides taking a break from daily work-life, recharging and getting a new perspective, it was also particularly important to me, to do something meaningful in my life. So I decided not just to take sabbatical leave, but to undertake a social sabbatical.
Therefore I volunteered in Mayana, Namibia in 2016 for 2.5 months with the non-profit organization Make Change Possible. As a consultant I helped the team in Mayana to develop the community center and to further their activities and programs offered.
After finishing volunteering in Namibia and hopefully having contributed to making a change in peoples lives, I will traveled around Southern Africa from Cape Town, South Africa to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania for 7 weeks.
I hope you will enjoy reading about my experiences and adventures in Mayana and on this wonderful continent!