sexta-feira, 20 de fevereiro de 2015

Gap-year volunteers: constructive help or waste of time and money?

First of all, what is the "gap-year"? It is a year teenagers skip school after they finish highschool, and in which they can do whatever they want. During this year, I believe they'll mature and most defenitely find answers for the future. Gap-year volunteering is, for sure, not a waste, neither of time or money.
During this time teens will learn a lot, about the world and specially about themselves, and if they can volunteer to help people at the same time, I can only see advantages. Some may say it's a year wasted, a year when they should be studying in college, but, in my opinion, if they aren't mature enough for college, they are wasting time anyway! Nevertheless, some can still argue it is a waste of money, but I say: knowledge and experiences are priceless. Helping others is more rewarding than money.
To sum up, I believe gap-year brings multiple advantages - maturing, learning, experiencing, seeing, doing! - so just go for it and have the time of your life,

Inês Tavares

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