Photo comp: Mah Asa, Canada
Mah Asa
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Favourite memory of the Award:
For the Physical Recreation part of the Award, I chose to learn a new skill by doing yin yoga. My favourite memory of the Award was that I was able to teach my whole family to do yoga poses in order to keep them away from the extra stress that the pandemic brought for most of us.
Biggest challenge from doing the Award:
The biggest challenge from doing the Bronze level Award during the start of the Covid-19 pandemic was completing the Adventurous Journey. I wanted to attend a journey physically and connect with nature but having the possibility and resources to complete it virtually helped me to still communicate with new friends and build stronger connections when I was feeling alone the most.
Have you continued any of your Award activities? If so, what:
Yes, I continued my physical reactions skill which was yoga. It encouraged me to improve my athletic skills and stay away from the stress of life to connect with myself since then.
Tell us the story behind your photo:
This picture has been taken while I was distributing food to animals under threat in Istanbul, Turkey. Turkey is a country where you can find many street animals who are either hungry, injured, or without proper shelters. I completed this volunteer service during the Coivd-19 in 2020 when most people had forgotten about the street animals that needed help from us. At that time when most people were assisting one another virtually or physically to fight the disease, I wanted to make a different impact, in fact, the most needed impact while also keeping myself safe.
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