What is Humans of PIECES?
Humans of PIECES is an initiative taken by our volunteers to give a look behind the scenes of our different projects. Discover here more about what our volunteers have experienced during their time abroad and what challenges they have faced. Find out more on our Facebook page.
The teacher at the village school in Senkobo is a spirited 25-year-old and mother of three kids, and the perfect example for the merging of job and motherhood. Making her way to school, her little bundle of joy, not older than a year, safely snuggled in the colorful cloth on her back.
Mr Yang was born into a family in which traditionally everyone had become a teacher. Apart from teaching English he had entered the school’s Foreign Relations Office because of his passion for different countries and cultures. Meanwhile, he put in great efforts to show us the best of China: Thanks to him we learned a lot about the country, its people(s) and old traditions, its flavorful food and overwhelming nature.
In Mongolia, children grow their hair by a certain age. After their third or fifth (boys)/second or fourth (girls) birthday their parents organise a special ceremony called "хүүдийн ус авах ёслол" - "children's hair cutting ceremony". All relatives and friends are invited during an entire day.
The children of Nepal with their sparkling eyes and dark shiny hair seem to be all shy and quiet on the first glance. But that first delusive impression fades ten minutes after the melodic “Namaste” was softly mumbled. Whereas the girls take a couple minutes longer to unwrap their very basic English skills the boys have no fear chatting with us or asking for Savannah’s popular Ukulele.