OST TEAM 2012 - THOUGHTS OF TEAM MEMBERS

OST TEAM 2012 - THOUGHTS OF TEAM MEMBERS

OceanStars :: Friday 18th May 2012 :: This Story

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We had our first trip meeting on 2-2-2012.  There are 12 people on Team 2012 and the first meeting was mainly for us to get to know each other.  Here are some comments from team members about why they wanted to be part of the team:

Jo - I have been with Ocean Stars from the very beginning and went on the first team trip in 2008. I am really looking forward to going back and seeing how our work has moved on during the last five years as well as meeting all the people I met before. The children in SL love having visitors and it is a very special time.

Maureen - trustee and former OST Team member.  By going to Sri Lanka with Ocean Stars I feel that I have a true flavour of what th charity is all about. The Ocean Stars experience has moved and challenged me. Ocean Stars has been a huge part of my life. It has been a joy to have been part of Ocean Stars Teams.

Matt - I have been blow away with the Ocean Stars experience. The friendships and bonds I have formed with the local people have enriched my life. I have been back several times and I am looking forward to going back again.

Peter - Ocean Stars has been part of my life for the last 7 years and I am looking forward to my first visit to Sri Lanka with Ocean Stars. I went to Sri Lanka two years ago on a cricket tour with my Dogmersfield Under 15's Cricket Team.

Dan - I was part of OST Team 2011. Though I have been to Sri Lanka a few times I had never been to the east of Sri Lanka. The difference between the east and the south and west of Sri Lanka really blew me away. I am looking forward to playing with the children and having fun.

Rachel - I have been to Sri Lanka several times before working for another charity based near Negombo. I have never been to the east of Sri Lanka. I teach at Calthorpe Park School in Fleet and I am looking forward to visiting our link school in Batticaloa.

Katie - I have been involved with Ocean Stars from the very beginning in 2005. I like the work this charity does because I can see where the money is actually going. I am looking forward to visiting the projects and also visiting my sponsor child and her family.

Kathryn - I like the the fact that as past of the team we can get personally involved with Ocean Stars and see the projects evolving. I want to give to the people of Sri Lanka as well as bring back skills that I have picked up from the people out there.

Dilanee - I can't believe we are on our 5th OST team trip to Sri Lanka. I am really looking forward to returning with another fantastic team and meeting up with all the wonderful people that we work with.

Helen and Rachel - will be joining the team from Brighton. They both work at St Luke's Primary School in Brighton and are looking forward to visiting their link playgroup and meeting the children and teachers.

Julie - will also be joining us from Brighton. Julie works at Tarneland Nursery School in Brighton and is also looking forward to meeting up with their link nursery school and seeing the well that provides water for nursery pupils that Tarneland fund raised for Ocean Stars last year.