Hi, my name is Fabian and I am a 28-year old PhD student from Germany. I took two months of unpaid vacation to support the @surfpopafrica project as a volunteer. It was one of the best decisions of my life. For me, the project offered the perfect mix between helping children from disadvantaged communities through my involvement and, at the same time, exploring South Africa and Cape Town, while meeting new people from around the world. Surfpop gave me a lot of freedom to bring in my individual skills. From helping the children in the classroom and in the surf to supporting Surfpop as an organization in many other ways. Seeing the children improve is such a rewarding feeling. I made a lot of incredible ‘first time ever’ experiences and you can expect unique tours based on local know-how. For us volunteers, the permanent Surfpop team members always provided the necessary assistance and lovely care in every way. Thank you for a great time!