Torsten representing AFS Germany is currently in the Philippines for the PEACE project. He has been paired up with Janica from AFS Philippines. Together they explore Global Citizenship in the Philippines and Germany. Here is the first blog post we received from Torsten:

Good morning from the Philippines!

Today we start into our first official day of the study visit. I am super excited to meet with schools, NGOs, the German Embassy and of course the staff of AFS Philippines.

You probably wonder what I did yesterday? Well, yesterday we celebrated the 119th Philippine Independence Day! We did some touring around the city, Janica showed me around the city. We visited Rizal Park – a monument of a national hero. Some fresh buko juice helped me surviving the humidity and the 33 Celsius.

The people here are super friendly and hospitable. I’m looking forward to the coming days.

See you soon in India!