Imagine arriving to a place and not even being able to afford getting lessons to learn the national language.
For me, being able to help them learn Spanish is an honour, and so I give these lessons as a volunteer.
For several months now –and thanks to the “Fundación Acción Geoda”2-, I have been able to link my two passions: solidarity and mountaineering.
Both this and last year, during the Easter Holidays, I was able to tag along on a few trips where a school was being built and set up in the Tessaout valley.
However, last year I was lucky and was able to close the restaurant some days after the summer.
Marta and I were terrible drivers. What were we able to do?
Furthermore, the hotels, hostels and apartments were very cheap in Spain, and we have worked during the course to save in order to be able to spend the holiday together.
And just as my granddad used to sit me on his knee and tell me about some of the strange things that Englishman will do for cheese, I’ll be able to do the same for my grandchildren.
Students usually get financial support from their parents in order to be able to live this experience.
I practised for months to be able to go there with girls and win a lot of different gifts and stuffed toys for them!