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19 Sep 2019

"What brings you to Newcastle?"

At the end of her year Myra reflects on the community they formed: "Community building doesn’t just happen in the first weeks doing ice-breakers and fun events. It forms when you’re facing hardships and tough moments when you don’t always know what to do. 


...Eleven months ago I stepped into a community, nervous and excited to see what would unfold. In my departure, I hold countless memories, lessons, and bonds that have shaped me into a more understanding and confident person. I am moving to a new city and starting a new job, ready to embrace the experience of a new community once again.

Though I am not physically present in Walker anymore, I know I will forever be a part of the community from what I have contributed in the few months I lived there. I leave with so much hope for all of the good that will continue to come from everyone I have met. It truly does not feel like a goodbye, simply a “see yous lata”.

Myra (on the left with her community) volunteered in Kids Kabin in Walker, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, from Sept 2018 to July 2019

Read Myra's article