When I finally turned 18 and became a leader, I had a dream. My dream was to volunteer at 4 out of the 5 world centres, Mexico, Switzerland, Pax Lodge, and Sangam. This year I was very fortunate to be able to start this dream in Mexico, at the world center called Our Cabaña.
When I first arrived I asked myself, what am I going to even do for 3 months? I was definitely asking the wrong question. I should have asked, what can’t I do in three months at Our Cabaña?
During my stay at Our Cabaña I have done amazing things such as: visited the ecological park, went waterfall jumping, discovered local art museums, and been on a trajinera (a type of Mexican boat that’s painted). I also toured places like: Mexico City, Tépozlan, downtown Cuernavaca, the anthropology museum, and hiked the pyramid of the sun. Best of all was going skydiving on my first day off.
I can definitely say that my dream to explore Mexico has been fulfilled while staying at Our Cabaña. My favourite part about my stay at Our Cabaña was the people I met from all over the world and learning about different cultures. I can now say that I have made over 200 or more friends during my stay.
Time has flown by and I can’t believe it. I only have two more weeks left at this gorgeous world centre. If you are thinking about volunteering at Our Cabaña, then I would encourage you to do it! You will develop your leadership skills, meet so many new people from around the world, learn about different cultures, and tasting all the amazing food.
As a Canadian Girl Guide I would like to thank WAGGGS as they financially supported this adventure by providing me with a travel grant to cover my travel costs. I would also like to thank Our Cabaña as they provide free lodging and meals. They also showed me this beautiful World Centre and the surrounding area.
Start your World Centre journey at Our Cabaña - you will not regret it!
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Yours in Guiding,
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada