I was recently asked about my experience of volunteering abroad, and as I started answering I realised I completely missed one of my trips out! It made me realise how long ago those experiences were....and how old I sometimes feel now!
In Kenya I went out with the charity who I sponsored a child through - Out of Afrika. I met the child I sponsored, visited her school and home, but volunteered in a college run the charity. I actually worked with the staff, rather than the children, teaching them computer skills. I worked with the lecturers in the morning, and in the afternoon the groundsmen, who had never even touched a computer before and spoke no English.
Getting the groundsmen an email address each was a pretty cool experience. It took hours, as we only had one very very slow computer that would connect to the internet, but I knew that it was a great opportunity for them. They'd literally never touched a computer before! Using a mouse is a very tricky skill to master - which is something we rarely see in the UK now.