My Foreign Land I Called Home

@Shavkat (66206)
Philippines
February 12, 2016 8:46pm CST
Volunteerism gives me a sense of accomplishment and genuine joy that no material wealth can replace. When I was still in the Philippines, I have joined several NGO in promoting their advocacy in social development. The opportunity came in when I applied in another NGO placing volunteers to abroad. I took it as a challenge and as privilege to serve other people with the skills that I have. I was placed in Kurgan Teppa of Tajikistan found in Central Asia. The country is not that familiar compared to its neighboring countries, but the wonderful memories that I had with the people there and the camaraderie made me feel that I am just in my homeland. If given the opportunity again, I would like to visit the country again and see my friends and the people I have trained. Truly it can be called my home away from home.
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• Philippines
13 Feb 16
Always nice to find a home away from home. Maybe one time you can visit there again.
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@Shavkat (66206)
• Philippines
13 Feb 16
@nottoooldtowrite I hope so my friend. I had left a legacy in that country. I wanted to see how they had cope up after my mission there.
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@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
14 Feb 16
It's great that there are people like you that are prepared to volunteer like that. Well done.
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@Shavkat (66206)
• Philippines
14 Feb 16
@jaboUK I took the chance. I had some co-volunteers from your country. It is a UK-based international NGO.
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@rakski (23510)
• Philippines
13 Feb 16
wow, good for you! I wish I can volunteer too like you. I worked in an NGO before and I handle the volunteers from France,It is nice to volunteer.
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@Shavkat (66206)
• Philippines
13 Feb 16
@rakski It is really nice to start up working as volunteer. However, we are still young my friend. We can work in an international NGO. That would be my target tentatively next year. I had also worked in an NGO before. We are are really in common passion and interest.
@TRBRocks420 (84421)
• Banks, Oregon
13 Feb 16
I agree great to have a home away from home and, sounds like a good experience.
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@Shavkat (66206)
• Philippines
13 Feb 16
@TRBRocks420 It was a great experience. It is a priceless act when I visited the place.
@Drosophila (16697)
• Ireland
14 Feb 16
How long were you there for?
@Shavkat (66206)
• Philippines
14 Feb 16
@Drosophila I stayed there for one year. I am supposed to have another year but I refused to have it.
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@Drosophila (16697)
• Ireland
14 Feb 16
@Shavkat hope you can revisit again