I am now more appreciative of the small things in life, like having clean water and a flushing toilet. Even just having somewhere to sleep for the night. Before the trip I complained about stupid, artificial things like not being allowed my phone in my room overnight, or to go out with friends or buy an item of clothing. But after spending time in Timor Leste, meeting so many lovely people and experiencing different things, I have come to realise how lucky I am. Most of the girls I met don’t have a lot at all, yet they felt so lucky to be able to go to school. The program really made me understand how lucky I am and appreciate my life a lot more.