Ever since I was young, I always wanted to work for UNICEF or some form of charity based in Africa. I never understood why they were so poor and yet we were so rich. Watching things like comic relief made me more determined to do something. As I grew up this dream never changed but got pushed to the back of my mind due to exams and general teenage drama.
I went on and studied art, which made me review and question everything. This made me want to actually go to Africa however being an adult I was concerned about what help, me as one person, could actually do.
It wasn’t until I started my nursing degree that I realised any help that anyone can give is enough. From that moment I started fundraising to head out to Africa and try make some difference with my money and more importantly my time. I felt that I could learn more from Africa than they could from me!