Thank you so much for stopping by!
I am planning a volunteering trip to Ghana this October. As many of you know, I was able to work with The Hunger Project World Summit while living in New York City last year, and was given the opportunity to meet the President of Liberia; Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. She was an incredibly inspiring woman with a strong, dedicated and optimistic view on the importance of educational empowerment in African nations. I haven't been able to get her words out of my head since. In addition to the Hunger Project, I have served with Vera House, Hands on Greater Portland, Clark House, Loaves and Fishes and previously was very involved with the Women's Center at RIT as well as a volunteer with Literacy Volunteers of America.
Based upon support, I hope to volunteer through Global Volunteers; living and working with local people on a three week service. Global Volunteers work alongside children, adults and elders on basic, but critically important service projects. Our host partners seek help with broad-based economic and educational development to significantly improve local residents' quality of life. The organization supports 100 host communities in 19 countries year-around through short-term volunteer teams, direct project funding and child sponsorships. Long-term community plans in Ghana call for an expanded market, improved health care facilities, and increased school resources. Creating a place where individuals, groups and families can make a significant difference...helping those who struggle with much that we take for granted. I will work on a local health clinic, teach school subjects, and assist local nurses with educational outreach to young mothers.
I can't thank you enough for your anticipated support . I totally and completely understand financial limitations (damn those student loans!) and appreciate your forwarding this to anyone you think might be in a position to donate.
All My Best,