Here we go! The clock is ticking and it is less than 1 week before setting off for the journey.

Africa’s calling.

Why go?

Being an IWitness of the project, IKEA Soft Toys for Education campaign, which is bringing money to the children, gives me an opportunity to see how we, along with UNICEF and Save the Children are supporting a system that helps many children and gives them better start. It’s absolutely great!

Knowledge of destination?

Malawi? What’s Malawi? To be perfectly honest, I didn’t know much about Malawi so I went to the mighty Wikipedia to give me a little bit of insight. I have decided to make the conscious decision to keep myself a little in the dark about what to expect and what is there. In this way, I will not expect anything and will only be surprised. It is much more fun to learn what’s „out there“ first hand and I feel that the experience does not always have to be positive or predictable, as long as it is strong!

My feelings?

I’m experiencing a mixture of excitement, itchy feet, anxiety (as you do when, before even packing your suitcase, you need vaccinations for scary sounding troubles) and loads of questions. How do they live? What do they like to do? What are their dreams? What can we learn from them? What can I share with them? Do they laugh at the same jokes? Will we be able to understand each other? What would they change, had they be given the opportunity? How is the life with different history, culture, fashion, economy, weather…. you name it, I’m thinking about it!

So bye for now and if you want to know more, watch this space!