Kamila, a World Link Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) program student from Kyrgyzstan, is off to an amazing start in her exchange year. In this short amount of time, she joined six school clubs, including the Helping Hands Club and the Leadership and Service Learning Club. As of the end of September, Kamila had given three formal presentations in her school about Kyrgyz culture, and even more impressive, she had already volunteered 50 hours of service in her host community. Kamila loves to volunteer and wants to dedicate her life to helping people. She is first to sign up when opportunities emerge, first to show up to lend a hand and is the last person to leave when the activity is over. Kamila cheerfully works with a smile on her face and always has positive words of encouragement to offer to those around her.
Kamila tutors primary school students in Math and Drama. At a local community church, she regularly volunteers alongside fellow exchange students where they cook meals for homeless residents. They also assisted with and participated in local American Cancer Society “Relay for Life” events. During the weekend long campaign, Kamila’s dedication to volunteer service was unmistakable. She volunteered a total of 22 hours; more than any other student!
When Kamila was commended for the amount of volunteer service hours she has already accumulated, she wrote, “I did it not for hours…I do it because I really like to do it. I like helping people; I think that it is the main goal in my life.” We are eager to see the positive impact Kamila will have in the lives of others in the future. Kamila has also been named the October World Link Student of the Month.