Aoife Jenkins is a volunteer teacher at Xavier Jesuit Secondary School in Cambodia. She shares her volunteering experience with Irish Jesuit Missions readers.
The ‘right time’
I arrived just over five months ago from Ireland and while it is a cliché, it really has been an amazing couple of months. Despite the many challenges in modern teaching, I have loved my job as a teacher from the day I started my first position as a Biology teacher in Cambridge. I love the students and the fact that every day is different. I had always intended to do some long term volunteering, at some stage, but initially I wasn’t sure what I could offer without very much experience so it was only an idea for a few years.