Luca Goossens is finishing her Psychology bachelor at the University of Amsterdam. She has spent time volunteering in Nepal and was drawn to Project Cape Town by her interest in sustainability, her passion for writing and the revelations that sprang from her own experience as volunteer teaching English.
“I found out that the Nepalese teacher I was replacing – 10 years my senior, with a university degree – was temporarily sent on unpaid leave to make room for me, an 18-year-old girl without any teaching experience whatsoever. That made me think about the consequences of the constant flow of Western help into developing countries.”
With her study experience on ‘attachment’ psychology and her ambition to focus on volunteer expectations, we are happy to welcome Luca to our team.