Let me introduce myself, my name is Nicole, new member of staff for 6 months at Andaman Discoveries. I have been here for four weeks now, and I already feel at home.
The internship started with a week in Berlin at a CBI stand at a fair called ITB, this was a good introduction to Andaman Discoveries and the projects they offer. This is were I met Bodhi Garrett, the founder of AD, who inspired me with amazing stories about the projects that make Andaman Discoveries to what it is today. On Friday the 11th of March Bodhi received the ToDo award, which is a great acknowledgement for AD.
Then after a long flight and three wonderful days of acclimatizing, Karen picked me up from the Nai Yang Beach resort. On our way to Kuraburi, we had to stop by one of the projects of AD, this project is wonderful were the owners raise the kids as their own and I felt a warm feeling of happiness run trough me, this organization really stands up for the community!
When I arrived in Kuraburi, Thailand the staff opened their arms to let me in and unfortunately at the same time Guillem, an Member of staff since September, was leaving to go back to his hometown Barcelona.
On the 31st of March Lilia came to Kuraburi and will stay with us until October!
Now, four weeks later, I feel on my place in the office and my Thai is improving every day!