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Mel’s trip of a lifetime part 2: How HALP 2014 changed me

Posted on 03/11/2014 by
Sometimes the best things happen outside your comfort zone. Me jumping off a tree branch into a fresh water waterfall in Laos!

Sometimes the best things happen outside your comfort zone. ITC’s Mel jumps off a tree branch into a fresh water waterfall in Laos!

In her last blog, Mel wrote about the preparations leading up to her humanitarian trip to Thailand and Laos. Today, read all about how this special journey changed her life for the better.

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Mel’s trip of a lifetime Part 1: The build-up to departure day

Posted on 30/10/2014 by
ITC's Short Course Team Leader Mel riding an elephant in Southeast Asia

ITC’s Short Course Team Leader Mel riding an elephant in Southeast Asia

ITC’s Short Course Team Leader Mel recently got home from a trip of a lifetime to Thailand and Laos. Mel joined Manurewa High School on their Humanitarian Aid Leadership Programme (HALP), of which ITC is a proud sponsor. In part one of this two-part blog series, she takes us back to where it all started.

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Mel joins Manurewa High School on trip of a lifetime

Posted on 01/10/2014 by
Mel (2nd from the right) and students from Manurewa High School at Auckland International Airport

ITC Short Course Team Leader Mel (4th from the right with short sleeves and hairband) and students from Manurewa High School at Auckland International Airport

ITC’s very own Short Course Team Leader Mel Verwijmeren is currently on a trip of a lifetime in Southeast Asia. Mel joined Manurewa High School’s fourth HALP (Humanitarian Aid Leadership Programme) expedition to Thailand and Laos, of which ITC is a proud sponsor.

The trip is an amazing opportunity for students to see first-hand what life is like for people in this part of the world. For many students, it is their first time out of New Zealand, making it a significant life-changing experience.

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