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The Banyan
October 15, 2009

I remember half way through my placement thinking, this is not what I came to do. However, it could not have turned out better. The Banyan not only brought me together with a lot of different people, but also gave me a great experience and insight into the challgenges that an NGO (especially one that works in the health field has to face.) I am a medical student, so I was expecting to have a bit more contact with the patients, itself and that did not really happen. However I think that was also partly my fault as I maybe had a bit too much expectations. I was working in the main office instead helping to set up a shop. It was something that I have never done in my life before and probably will never do, so it was good for me to see things from another perspective. All in all I loved my stay at banyan.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

friendly and very welcoming. I could immeadiatly get along with everybody. Because the Banyan had a lot of volunteers I felt as if I could connect with somebody and could clear any doubts I had. The staff were a grat guidance aswell.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Volunteer & I translated a docutment, and mainly helped out in setting up a shop in the main office.