So, I am probably the only volunteer that WKU has had working on its projects who has no idea about football, but that doesn´t seem to be a problem as I am having a great time taking photos, meeting people and travelling around as well as doing some interesting project work.
We have been here for 3 months and we are really enjoying ourselves; we both have our different work to do. Spencer is an accountant and has taken charge of the financial affairs of the charity and I am project managing, teaching a group together with introducing and embedding some quality assurance aspects.
Some of my time is spent teaching and working with a group of young people – showing them how to use digital media to describe their lives. This is now taking off, and they are having fun learning new techniques and skills with the computer and cameras.
Recently the group had fun taking photos at the Coaches Across Continents event; there are now 27 photos on the CAC website all taken by this group. Next week sees us all learning how to use the cameras to make films. The group are all still in school and want to have the opportunity improve their skills, have fun and make new friends. Another aspect of this project is for the young people to encourage others to come to the HA, see their work and to engage with the projects that are offered there.