Journal

Creating a breakthrough with a little help from ARCADIS

In 2013, ARCADIS celebrated its 125th anniversary and part of the celebration was a worldwide sporting challenge. Specially for the ARCADIS Global Shapers (young professionals) there was a separate competition in which Young Focus received a donation. Young Focus is a Dutch NGO that supports...

Alegria no Rio. – Happiness in Rio de Janeiro

In December 2014 I passed the final exams. After that a new period of my life started and I knew I wanted to travel before starting to work. I wanted to learn about other cultures and get to know people. Shortly after I came across...

Enough meals for 1,5 year in just 10 days

During the summer of 2014 I arrived in Malaysia near Ipoh through the AIESEC (International Association of Students in Economic and Commercial Sciences), to provide information on the subject of sexual relationships to university- and high school-students....

Really made a difference in Cambodia

I found out about Samrong Children’s farm through the database of AIESEC. I’ve been there from September to December 2013 to teach the children English. During my first weeks on the farm I found out that there were hardly any learning materials and books to...

Fruit for everyone

During my internship via AIESEC at the Sapa O’Chau school in Lao Cai (Vietnam) I lived and worked with these students the entire time. That included having lunch and dinner with them. All they eat is rice, vegetables and chicken or fish. Therefore, they were...

Creaided a lot in a short period

During my AIESEC internship we started our fundraising campaign only one month before we would end our internship. But what a result! A huge thank you to you all for your lovely comments and contributions!...

Light on the dark side of Goa

Goa is always associated with sun, sea and sand but also has a very, unknown dark side, as we discovered. In the city of Margao we visited “Stepping Stones”, a shelter for children. The children here roam the streets, are forced into prostitution, are abandoned,...