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AIESEC Strathmore student exchange experience in Ghana

During my four-month holiday in December, I got the opportunity to go to Ghana through AIESEC, a student-run global organization, to do my Community Based Attachment. I chose to go to Cape Coast in the Central Region to serve as a class five Math assistant teacher in a small school called Ahmadiyya Primary School. It was an amazing opportunity; I got to interact innovative interns from various parts of the world. I grew a lot character wise because this was a completely strange environment to me and not only did I survive but I thrived. I adapted and I enjoyed the change.

 

AIESEC helped me acquired new skills that I would have would not have otherwise gained had I decided to just let my four months pass by at home. I learnt how to manage skills which was something that I was afraid of before. Before I would avoid conflict like the plague but after realizing that really is inevitable I learnt how to manage and resolve it through a couple of experiences that I went through while in Ghana. I became more independent; I learnt how to socialize with people from diverse backgrounds among many other things.

 

At school, I learnt that I needed to be more patient if I wanted to get through to the children that were left under my care. Eventually, I did; they understood me and I understood them.

It was an amazing experience that I cannot express on print; my stories are never ending. I had an unforgettable two months and if I had the chance to do it over again, I would grab the opportunity in a heartbeat.

 

By Murugi Kahare.

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