Kick4Life bids Alessandro farewell
Alessandro ‘Ale’ Giordano, from Switzerland, returned to his home country today after volunteering with Kick4Life in Lesotho over the last two weeks.
During his stay, Alessandro worked in different departments within the organisation including with the Programmes Team where he assisted in carrying out sessions from the Good Health & Climate Action through Football curriculum at a local school. He also helped to provide tutoring in Mathematics to Kick4Life participants as well as working at the front desk of our hospitality social enterprises. There was also an opportunity to join the staff football team, playing against a local team.
In expressing how he felt about his involvement with Kick4Life, Ale said, ‘It was an enriching experience to see how a completely different culture operates. It was beautiful to meet new people and share knowledge. It is also important what Kick4Life does in trying to change the mind-set of the youth and helping them...to more optimistic ways of living.’
Alessandro added that he would love to come back to Lesotho again sometime in the future to work with the organisation in tutoring children and adults in life-skills lessons.
Kick4Life Country Director, Motlatsi Nkhahle said, ‘We certainly enjoyed Alessandro visiting Kick4Life and appreciated his contributions. We welcomed his open mindedness and it was great to see him taking part in activities that allowed him to learn about the work we do here. We enjoyed seeing him partake in health education sessions and also playing with the staff team. We are glad to always receive young people that have a community service mind-set and we hope the lessons and cultural differences he experienced here in Lesotho will help shape his values and his wellbeing for the better.’