Unverified User I have always wanted to go to Africa and do something charitable, whilst becoming immersed in the culture, but I could never decide whether the impact of the charities were positive. When I heard about the Gorilla Trek at university, I saw it as a physical challenge that I could be proud of, a once in a life-time opportunity, and the work that I would be doing out there was something that resonated with me. Having been a dancer for much of my life, creativity and vivacity have been abundantly present in my life; when I left dancing, I slowly started to feel my motivation and zest for life disappear. It was only when I started incorporating creativity, fun, and dance with my new life that I appreciated the benefits of this balance. An ounce of this happiness is something I hope I can give to at least a few of the children I meet in Africa. Many children are forced to live beyond their years in Africa and, consequently, forget to be a child; the construction of playgrounds and teaching them how to make toys out of recyclable materials will take them away from their worries and struggles momentarily - the way dancing helped me. Please help me bring some happiness and fun into the lives of these incredible human beings. Unverified User