I can say in all honesty that my thoughts, what I believed, my passion for life, and what I saw in my future, were shaken to the roots in a beautiful way. I learnt to laugh in a silly child-like manner with a group of people I would have been intimidated by only months before. I learnt about culture, about food, about tradition, and about similarities that stretch accross continents. I learnt to push through despite what my emotions tell me, and this has impacted me hugely in my work. I now run a counselling center, called the Journey, and I am reminded how much of my three years at VGY is intertwined deep within me, so much more than what went in my head. (And sometimes out again). I don't remember all the words said, I don't remember all the people I met, I don't remember the places my feet touched, but I am certain that the deepest parts of my soul and spirit were changed.
How can this program be improved?
I would have loved to be out more in the community, and to connect with different groups of people outside Victory. HOWEVER, from my awareness, this is already started happening since I left two years ago.
Would you recommend this program?
Yes, I would