We are happy to share with you a letter that we have received from the Consul General of the Republic of Poland in Vancouver, after the Barka Foundation Trip to Poland in July this year. The letter is written to the participants and the organizers of the trip, in recognition of their efforts in social work and volunteering. As the Consul writes:
At times, as a volunteer you may question the extent of the impact that your time and efforts have had. […] Please always remember that what you are doing is making a huge difference, and providing a voice to the recipient of your support. […] Thank you for sharing your skills and knowledge to help improve lives and build the capacity of those who have not had the same opportunity – but thank you also for knowing that the experiences you will live and the people you will encounter will teach you more that you could have imagined. Thank you for your patience, respect and perseverance, change is never easy. But most of all thank you for your kindness, care and love and for being the inspiration the world needs.
Here is the full letter from the Consul to the participants and organizers of the Barka Foundation Trip.