NABI Swedens första volontär, Adina

Adina som jag skrev om i förra inlägget har nu skrivit en text om hennes förväntningar och tankar såhär några veckor innan hon åker ner till Ghana och NABI

My name is Adina,I’m 20 years old and I am from Waldkirch, a small town in the Black Forest, Germany. I met Sarah in September 2012 in Malta as my flatmate and volunteering partner. Very quick we became closer and I saw her working on a website. That was the first time I heard about NABI Sweden. We started to talk alot about volunteering and the two projects – the one in Malta and the one in Ghana. Very soon I had the feeling I was even there with her and it became so normal to talk about it. She fixed me with the idea to help people in my one way and we started to joke about me going there to take pictures and document a little. That time I really discovered photograohy with Sarah as my main model – I still love to take pictures of her. Sarah left Malta in December, I stayed. In June 2013 I visited her in Sweden, spent a month there, took more pictures. When I came home I simply booked a flight, got a job to finance myself and dropped my plan to go to universitiy that year. I still don’t realize that I’m going to NABI, Begoro, Ghana… There are about two weeks left my flight is leaving – I didn’t pack, I got my visa 3 days ago and suddenly time is passing by so fast. I nearly dont have any expectations because I still feel like knowing this place already. Which is simply not true. I started reading in books and the internet and realised that I dont have any idea nor knowledge about Ghana, its culture and its people. I just know that I am very exited about my travel, the children and the pictures I will take. Of course I am aware of the big changes my body will have to menage – the heat and the hard living conditions. But I think that we don’t have the chance very often in life to make a difference in your own kind of way. And I think that’s mine, which makes me a really lucky person.

Här kommer yttligare exempel på hennes stora talang inom fotografereing, det ska bli otroligt roligt att sen få se hennes bilder från resan och i sin tur den fotoutställningen som hon kommer att göra för NABI Sweden.

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