A mark in my heart

Dennis – Corporate Volunteer, adidas Coaching Camp Mbekweni 2015

When I applied for the volunteer program with the adidas Fund and SCORE in South Africa, it was mainly doing sports with kids that made me want to join. I had no idea how big the impression would be on me. This fantastic journey meant a lot to me, as we had the chance to experience so many facets of the kid’s lives.
Two key moments really touched me: when we were working with the students in school and the entire class stood up and sang their anthem for us!

The other moment: after the big day of Women’s Day, the work was done and everybody realized we are coming to an end. The emotions in the air, all the sad eyes in our group and also in the eyes of the young leaders – this truly left a mark in my heart.

What an amazing journey, and I am thankful that I got the chance to meet all those wonderful people. We returned to Germany with a bunch of new friends – within our volunteer group but also in South Africa.