My name is Ava Khan, I’m a college student studying VFX and Animation at Amersham/Wycombe College. I have always had different ideas around what I want to do in the future and where I want to be in not 10, but even 5 years time. To find myself and my passion, I am planning to take a gap year after I finish school to travel the world and make an impact to the lives of others in less fortunate situations. Doing things like rehabilitating animals in Botswana to teaching children in Fiji are life changing to those affected. Being able to see change first hand is amazing. My plan is rough at the moment, but I want to familiarise myself with volunteering a little bit, before I start my gap year next summer, with a trip to Nepal. On this trip I have the chance to learn Nepali, teach children, help rebuild local communities, and learn how to provide aid to those in need. I’ll also have the chance to personally connect with the residents there. I really feel like this will open my eyes and change me as a person, as change is something I’m really in need of at the moment. I’m not a sit-still person and I’ve wanted to do trips like this for so many years. I’m now at a place where it’s possible and I’m super eager to get started. My savings alone won’t be enough to get me where I want to go, so your contribution would literally mean the world to me and would help me on my journey to change and discovery :) I plan to use these my gap year to help me understand what I want to pursue as a career and what to study at university. Going on these trips help me create change for others but also will also provide the means to change and develop myself. For everyone that supports me I’ll invite you to follow my travels on my blog site where I post my learnings and pictures from my time there in these different places.