Hey there ^^
Last Friday I was finally able to go volunteering at the North Station in Brussels. That’s where the department for Immigration Affairs is and every day people start queuing there around 5 am (the office only opens at 8.30 I believe). Together with an organisation and other university students we helped by distributing tea and coffee and handing out bread, biscuits, fruits and yogurt. Some other students also interviewed refugees.
Although I often sign petitions for Greenpeace and Amnesty International and I donate monthly to the Belgian department of Doctors of the World, an NGO whose vision
is of a world in which vulnerable people affected by war, natural disasters, disease, hunger, poverty or exclusion get the healthcare they need regardless of income or status. (Doctors of the world – UK)
I still didn’t feel like I was really doing something…
But by visiting the refugees last Friday morning, I somehow felt like I was helping for real. I know that serving people breakfast isn’t anything special, but I just got a really good feeling after seeing their smiles and talking to them. Their stories are unbelievable and I realized even more than before how lucky I am to be born in a safe place. I will definitely try to go and help there every week from now on (even though I’m really bad at getting up early 🙂 ) I’m really happy that my flatmate asked me to join her that day.
Lots of Love