Volunteer Spotlight: Lamees
I wish that young people will always look inside themselves and see all the good things they can offer.
This Volunteer Spotlight features Lamees Rozeh. Lamees is 21 years old, originally from Nablus, in a neighborhood called Al-Mkhfiyyeh, and a current volunteer at TYO.
How long have you been a volunteer at TYO and which classes have you participated in?
I have been a volunteer at TYO for the past two sessions. I have volunteered in the Core Program, Internship Program and Homework Help classes.
What do you study?
I study psychology at An-Najah University. It's my third year.
How did you hear about TYO?
I heard about this organization through my classmate Ahmad. He was a volunteer here and always spoke so highly of his experience. It's because of him that I decided to come and volunteer myself.
Why were you motivated to come?
At first, I saw TYO as supplementary to my studies at school. It would give me practical experience outside of learning theory in the classroom. But I got much more from this organization. I also strengthened my social relationships - meeting new people, volunteers and interns.
What was your favorite moment/class at TYO?
I don't have a favorite class - I like them all. But when I see motivation and participation from the children in the classes, it means they are benefiting and enjoying their time here. This makes me very happy.
What have you learned as a result of your time spent here?
Dealing with children is not an easy job. I've learned to be patient and work under stress. I've learned just how important TYO's Homework Help class is. I feel very great when I help children in Homework Help. They're students who want and need help, but unfortunately, their parents can't help them, and TYO is their only place.
What is your hope for tomorrow's youth?
I wish that young people will always look inside themselves and see all the good things they can offer. But I hope they can also recognize their potential for growth and development and understand that they may need to work hard to improve themselves.