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Experience of Talal

Experience of Talal

Hello, I am Talal. I am a newcomer to The Netherlands, and I am a volunteer at Solidair Friesland. I will tell you about my experience of fasting here and how I reconciled fasting with volunteering. First, I will tell you about my experience of fasting here in the Netherlands, where the experience was different from where I came from.

As most people do their work, whether volunteering, a job, or anything else, in the afternoon, life often begins at night, where we save our energy during the day. As for us here, the issue is it varies, and life begins early in the morning.

Secondly, volunteer work while fasting is not difficult, but it is not easy as well. For example, when we held the culture evening, where we prepared many dishes from different cultures. We could not taste the food. It was difficult and stressful, but the evening was wonderful, and many people attended. I made a presentation myself and presented it to them, then we ate together. Everyone was happy and we got to know each other, took pictures and played some games.
So, I felt the feeling that I have been missing for a while, which is to be surrounded by some friends and people who made me feel at home again.