I’m from England, and out here for a year before I go back for university. I was sent here by a charity that works in the UK, called Project Trust, who send gap year students all over the world to work at different teaching and social projects. Zithulele is a special project – both because it is the only medical project they do, and also because it’s just an amazing project. Living here you get to see a whole new culture; I see and speak to (often in very broken English/Xhosa) loads of new people, and the community just welcomes new people with open arms. I think I’ve lucked out this year – I’ve been here less than six weeks, but already I feel at home; I can’t imagine being anywhere else.