ดูบทความShirley Tsoi from Hong Kong

Shirley Tsoi from Hong Kong

     
  My First Time Volunteering at Camillian  
  by Shirley Tsoi  
     
 

I started helping out at Camillian, and it was really great! I learned a lot and feel thankful for it.

Why I Decided to Volunteer:
I have a lot of free time since I retired. Volunteering gives me a sense of purpose and helps me find new meaning and direction by helping others.

Why Camillian Chiang Rai:
I'm Catholic, so it felt like God wanted me to go there. Also, it's in Northern Thailand, a place I've been wanting to explore.

What I Did as a Volunteer:
During my time at Camillian, I helped with various things, like:

      Cooking up meals in the kitchen
      Making sure the kids got their food
      Hanging out and looking after the kids
      Visiting schools and families in the hill tribe communities

 
                    
 
     
 

What I Gained from Volunteering:
The best part of volunteering was the learning. I got to know many different people who are different from me.

At first, the idea of living with special-needs children was a bit intimidating. But now, it's a joy because I can chat with them using words, signs, and body language. I'll always cherish sweet moments, like a surprise hug from a child during breakfast or a girl who can't hear laughing heartily.

The kids at Camillian were amazing and made me feel really welcome.

 
                     
 
     
 

Volunteering there felt like being part of a family. I also got a taste of Thai culture - their food, clothes, and festivals. Visiting other Camillian Centers in San Camillo Hospital, Rayong and Nan showed me different vibes, but the warm hospitality was just like at Camillian Chiang Rai.

Attending a unique village mass and sharing dinner with the locals made me feel like I truly belonged. After four months of volunteering, it's been an incredibly fulfilling and inspiring experience.

 
      
     
  Now it's time to bid farewell, but Camillian Chiang Rai will forever hold a special place in my heart. Those kids and everyone there were amazing, and I'm eagerly looking forward to seeing them again.  
     
 

Shirley Tsoi 

Email:  chunghanghk@gmail.com 

 

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