Manon is 24 years old and from Belgium. She took part in the European Volunteer Service and was placed at the Tools for Solidarity workshops in Belfast. “The first month of learning about the tools and sewing machines was hard but it did become easier. I enjoyed working with my hands and even started a sewing group.
As well as working with the tools I was given the opportunity to learn about Tools for Solidarity’s fundraising, partnership and educational sub-groups. I really enjoyed my EVS year, one of the best choices of my life”. Manon was asked to stay and work with TFS after her EVS year and now works with their partners in Tanzania and is developing a new partnership in Ghana.