Since its beginning, AFS has been a vehicle for committed individuals who dare to make a difference. Courage, volunteerism and learning have been constants throughout our history. A century ago they resulted in thousands of lives saved. Then, in inventing the intercultural exchange programmes that still transform lives today.
Norman Vezi is a 20-year-old YES Programme alumni living in KwaZulu-Natal.
Here he writes about how he has learned that changing a community in a positive way does not necessarily require someone to be rich and have a lot of equipment; but that it just takes one person or a group of individuals with ideas that can be put into action.
Laura Quest is a 21 year old volunteer from Germany, placed in South Africa for a period of one year by AFS Interculture South Africa; where she has been working with the Bush Pigs Outdoor Education Centre. Here she tells us how the experience has changed her.
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