Ida Folmersen, volunteer, India

Ida Folmersen, volunteer, India

Ida Folmersen, 20, from Denmark is spending 3 months in Tiruvannamalai, India, where Danmission is working with the Arcot Lutheran Church.

Why did you become a volunteer?

Between the ages of 2 and 8, my parents worked for Danmission in Tanzania. I had therefore always dreamed of being sent out to do work abroad like my parents. I see this volunteer experience in India as the first step on a long journey.

What are you hoping to achieve as a volunteer?

I am hoping to find out more about India, experience the Indian way of life and hopefully gain a deeper understanding of the work Danmission is supporting in India. I’m also expecting that this experience will give me a new perspective on life back home in Denmark.

Ida Folmersen

Ida Folmersen, 20, from Denmark is spending 3 months in Tiruvannamalai, India, where Danmission is working with the Arcot Lutheran Church.

She is volunteering at the Child Labour Centre, at a boarding school and at the Quo Vadis Dialogue Centre.

Facts

Danmission has been in partnership with the  Arcot Lutheran Church (ALC) since 1863.

ALC currently operates hospitals, schools, Sunday schools, dialogue projects, Bible schools, boarding schools, hostels for children and women, education and development projects in cooperation with Danmission.

Learn more about ALC