Discover the Elise’s testimony, volunteering in CAMELEON Philippines during April and May 2015.
« I had prepared for an undefinable experience, but what I have lived has been even more incredible ! »
My CHAMELEON adventure has been, before all, a wonderful internship during my final year of studies. I spent two months in the field in the Philippines and two months at the headquarters in Paris. It was the first time I was given a professional opportunity to take part in a humanitarian mission. I was not particularly anxious to discover a new country, a new culture and new working methods since the instructions given by CHAMELEON had been very reassuring. I had prepared for an undefinable experience, but what I have lived has been even more incredible ! Thanks to these fifty young girls’ welcoming and comforting smiles, I immediately integrated the family ! We were able to get to know each other better and to share during the circus training sessions in which I took part, the hip-hop classes I gave and when I supported them during the performances. Besides these moments of fun, I am very proud to have worked on the association’s Communications. Living at the center during two months has been like a dream because I became used to the girls, volunteers and local staff very quickly. I really felt home. I would like to thank once again the staff members for integrating me as a member of the group, the volunteers for their support and the girls for surprising me a little bit more every day during these two months.