My name is Petra. I'm 52 years old and I'm from Berlin, Germany.
I know... it's a quite exotic age to be a volunteer - :) !
But for some years now, I have really wanted to do this, and this summer I have fulfilled my dream !
In Germany, I work as a psychotherapist for children from the age of about 4 years up to the age of young adults. I practice psychoanalysis and a special kind of trauma-therapy: EMDR. I work in my own practice, together with two other psychotherapists, one of whom is an art therapist. I like her work very much and she gives our practice a little "something special."
I travelled through Asia 5 years ago, visiting also Cambodia, Vietnam, and Singapor... but in Thailand I really feel a bit "at home." I like it very much! I like the kindness of the people, they are so helpfully and warm-minded. So I decided to give a bit back and come to Thailand as a volunteer.
So : here I am !
The Young Lions is a project with children from the neighborhood and close schools. So nice! We prepared our garden for the kids by laying out tables and mats to make the kids feel comfortable. Then the kids arrive - some a bit shy, some with a big smile, and just one little boy who decided to stay with his mom and not stay at the workshop!
This week, we make greeting cards with shaving cream. They are so nice! And the kids really love the effect. What a surprise! We will sell the cards at the exhibition this coming Saturday, June 30th, at 2nd Floor Gallery! Please come to buy your own homemade Young Lions card!