A story on my volunteer journey (Part 3) – A Prison Volunteer
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A JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY
Her courageous two-year journey with inmates has been a journey of self-discovery, of realising what matters most in life and what she wants to cherish as her priorities. “The past two years of watching the inmates grow, I’ve grown along with them,” she says. “The values they learned, like patience and forgiveness, I’ve learnt to apply the same values to my own life. I am now more assured of what is important in my life.”
From her inmates, she has also learnt the value of respect. “They respect anyone who walks through the prison doors, even a girl who wasn’t even sure if she’d be able to counsel them” she says.
“It has been truly satisfying. As a prison volunteer, I get to help people who are truly remorseful turn over a new leaf. Even if I only help one out of the entire group of inmates I counsel, it still drives me and fulfils me. So yes, I would definitely not give up counselling. I want to do this for as long as I can.
Counselling not only changes a person. But it unite families.
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x Nini, 2 November 2018