Meet Ben Freeborn, one of our visiting volunteers who’s been working with us on Lesvos over the last one and a half months.
The ambitious 20-year-old, who hails from Singapore, stumbled across our organisation online as he was looking for a meaningful way to spend the months he had between leaving the army and furthering his studies. Compelled by the work that we do, Ben decided to submit a volunteer application and eventually the door opened for him to come and join our mission on Lesvos.
But due to the outbreak of COVID-19, Ben was faced with the decision to leave Lesvos or head home back to Singapore, consequently cutting his volunteer time short. Instead, he decided to stay on Lesvos, sit out two weeks of quarantine and now, he is back to work on a two week rotation period in our Olive Grove campUs.
We were so humbled by Ben’s decision to stay and wanted to understand more about why Movement On The Ground’s mission means so much to him. So, here it is!