ALEH and Israel gained a warm place in my heart

ALEH and Israel gained a warm place in my heart

Thursday, December 21st, 2017


My best friend and I got the opportunity to go abroad for a minor of our Nursing course. So when Andrea suggested to go to Israel, I doubted a little at first. I had never been that far from home and certainly not for two months. Anyway, a few weeks later I was on the plane to Israel.

Enice nodigt je uit om vrijwilligerswerk te komen doen

Enice nodigt je uit om vrijwilligerswerk te komen doen bij ALEH

Posted by ALEH Nederlands on Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Once I arrived at ALEH, I had to get used to it. Suddenly I had stepped out of my own little familiar world. In the beginning, the volunteer work I did did not seem very useful. I did not speak the language and did not know what to do. But after a while I started to learn that it is important to give these special people just a little extra love and attention. The residents of my house showed very little emotion, which made it difficult for me to find out what they wanted. But a little patience and love work miracles.

Meanwhile I have been back in the Netherlands for a while and when I look back on this trip, I am very happy that I got this opportunity. It was an experience that I had not wanted to miss. ALEH and Israel gained have a warm place in my heart.

Enice (19)

  • Enice en Andrea samen met Doron Almog, de oprichter van ALEH-Negev (foto Luc Post)

  • Enice en Andrea samen met Doron Almog, de oprichter van ALEH-Negev (foto Luc Post)

  • 3 Urker vrijwilligsters bij ALEH Negev (foto Luc Post)

  • 3 Urker vrijwilligsters bij ALEH Negev (foto Luc Post)

  • Enice en Andrea in hun vrije tijd (Foto Luc Post)

  • Enice en Andrea in hun vrije tijd (Foto Luc Post)

  • Enice in aktie bij de dagbesteding (Foto Luc Post)

Pictures: Lub Post, Urkerland