I believe that in life there is a time for everything and this year for me it was time to leave and start a new adventure.
My name is Luisa, I’m 24 years old and I come from Turin in Italy, where I spent all of my life until 3 months ago when I came here in Malta.
For some years I had the desire to leave but every time there was something that kept me from doing it, but during the last years something inside me has changed and I had no more excuses for not doing it.
My word was becoming small and without any stimulus. I needed to move, to change, to breath fresh air and I was just waiting for the right opportunity to launch myself into a new project with enthusiasm.
Inspire, in the true sense of the word, has been and it’s being for me source of inspiration.
I studied in Italy in the field of educational and rehabilitation mainly for children and adults with mental health problems, so for me working in Inspire is not just a beautiful volunteering experience but also a great opportunity to continue to learn and to grow up in a personal and professional way.
In fact Inspire is an organization that offer many services and programs for helping people with different type of disabilities to improve their quality of life. As a volunteer we have to support therapists and professionals during the activities in all
of the different contexts present in the center like sensory rooms, therapeutic horses riding, hydrotherapy program and social skills program.
Here, the most beautiful thing is the inclusion of diversities and you can have experience of this not only during the work but also living with the other volunteers from different nationalities. We also have a lot of free time so we can spend a lot of time together discovering the island, knowing the common and the different things about our cultures, having fun together…
It’s amazing how much you can learn and share each other becoming, just in a few time, part of a real beautiful family always in progress!
It’s amazing how to get involved and make and know new things make you feel alive.
I am going to stay here in Malta for one year, but time run fast when i’m feeling good!