How Calais becomes an education

How Calais becomes an education


You learn a lot volunteering with Care4Calais, I’ve been here for over a week now and the best bits are those I didn’t expect.
One day Amir sat with me most of the afternoon playing Jenga. This was not ordinary Jenga though – in the Care4Calais’ version, each block has a question written on it. Amir would read the questions, I helped him with some pronunciation and we both answered.
After two hours I knew his family, his town, his route to Calais and most importantly what he wants for his future. He wants to study and be a medical engineer and I believe eventually he will get there. We finished with huge laughs when I said my favourite animal was a donkey.
You find yourself doing all sorts of things. My first morning in the warehouse was spent counting boxes of dates and the bags of thick blankets and the afternoon was sorting and counting men’s boxers.
The volunteers at Care4Calais are international and throw themselves into anything – Italians can repair coats, Norwegians and Indians can cook, Swedish can find stains.
It doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from Care4Calais will bring out the most in you. Go to
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About Care4Calais

Care4Calais was founded by a group of volunteers with the sole aim of supporting the people of the Calais refugee camps, providing fresh meals, warm clothing, heating and important legal and medical support.

We are not politicians – we are people like you who simply believe that every human has the right to be treated in a fair and dignified way.

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