My name is Pien Hilligehekken and I am fifteen years old. My dream is to make a sail journey of six months together with 35 peers. This journey is called School At Sea. SAS is aimed to develop your talents. Learn by doing. Acquire new insights about the world and myself. I learn to use my strong sides and to improve my weak sides such as to be an extreme perfectionist.
At the sailing ship it’s necessary to work together, to listen to each other, to take responsibility (and to share with others) and take charge. I will develop all of this. I am going to sail, to make schoolwork, navigate, controlling the ship, cook for 45 persons and learn better who I am. We moor in multiple countries to go on an expedition. A couple countries where we are going to are: the Canary Islands, Curaçao and Cuba.
Because of the responsibility, I will have to stand on my own two feet. You get the best experience and results by working together. After the journey I can use this skill a lot at school and later at my work.
October 2020 the ship departs and April 2021 I will arrive back home. The big adventure costs money. In total 25.000 euros. I know that I want this. That’s the reason why I do my best for collecting the money. I can’t do this in my own. You can donate to help me.