How do you look back on your time and realisations at YOUCA?
It was a wonderful time, I was happy to go to work every single day. It hasn't always been all roses though. At the start, YOUCA had a lot of ups and downs, financial insecurity, the lack of a clear framework. But we were so very enthusiastic and we wanted to really go for it. People, and especially the youngsters I worked with, were bursting with energy and enthusiasm to make everything work and that is what made it so great.
Now that I have stopped, I can appreciate what I did with many other people much more. And I don't just mean the way YOUCA has grown from 500 to 17,000 participants a year, but also the quality of the youth work, the internal growth of the organisation, the impact on young people worldwide, the financial support for projects. Secretly, I am very proud of all that now.