Updated: Aug 31, 2021
Several years ago I relocated to London and my first – part time – job was in a local Charity called TRAID (textile recycle for aid and international development www.traid.org.uk): a not for profit organization aimed at improving life and working conditions in developing countries like India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, by taking legal actions and funding local projects.
That was the first time I heard about what Charities do in the UK and I was amazed at the idea of working not only for my own income but also to make the world fairer and more equal.
The job that should have been a temporary experience to make a living became a turning point in my life.
Since then, I’ve started wondering how to do more, how to impact other lives, how to help people in need: “If we want to make a change- I quite often said to my friends and colleagues - we should all start in our cities and grab a local volunteer opportunity” … but, somehow, for a few years, I always had other priorities, another deadline to meet or something “very important” to do.
I was pushing myself to keep up with London life and, the more I was experiencing the superfast London pace, the more I was feeling the urgency to not get trapped into it.