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Give a Heart To Africa

This is a review of my three weeks volunteering with Give Your Heart To Africa [GHTA] in Moshi Tanzania.

It was an excellent volunteer experience from the beginning to end. I was met at the Kilimanjaro Airport by the founder and coordinator Monika Fox. The 10 month program itself is for women wanting further education in order to set up a business and become independent. The program has three aspects - English, Vocational Training and Business. It is very well organized with excellent teaching/learning resources. I was involved in teaching English. The woman are enthusiastic, hard working and a joy to teach.

The classes are taught on-site in the mornings from Monday to Thursday. The accommodation for the six volunteers is good and secure. In terms of meals - volunteers are responsible for preparing breakfast and lunch while dinner is prepared every evening.

Overall the founder and coordinator, Monika Fox ensures a well organized and smooth running non-profit volunteer experience.
I would highly recommend GHTA as a meaningful and excellent volunteer experience in Tanzania

Program: TEFL
Location: Africa
Posted: Mar 27, 2015
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

A Broader View Volunteers Corp

I’m very glad that I chose this program in Honduras with A Broader View, the location, and to go over Spring Break. A Broader View was a great choice because of large amount of support and information given to me before and during my stay. The location was good because it was close (a short plane trip), good weather, friendly people, and very impactful with its culture and economy. The short time period was a good choice because it allowed me to have enough time to adjust but also ensure that if I did not like the program (since it was my first time traveling abroad for medical volunteering), I would return home soon. I learned a lot in how imperative it is to be able to improvise, think on the spot, communicate in a profession, understand and become integrated within a culture, and analyze a situation to find the underlying problems. I plan to do more of this kind of work once I improve my Spanish and experience.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: USA
Posted: Mar 27, 2015
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Rustic Volunteer and Travel

I was the faculty advisor on a service learning trip to Guatemala. The program was extremely well run and organized. Everything ran as smoothly as possible, from the transportation to the organization of our transportation and work sites.

I particularly want to commend Oscar Gomez, the in-country coordinator, or his outstanding organizational skills and his extensive knowledge at the city. He also went above and beyond to make sure that all of our needs were met, including showing up at our house family's house when he heard that one of the students was sick.

I highly recommend this program.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Guatemala
Posted: Mar 25, 2015
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Sankalp Volunteer Society India

I did the summer program of Sankalp last year in July and it was without a doubt the best experience of my life so far! I did two weeks of volunteering and one week of travelling and the two weeks of volunteering were definitely the best two weeks in India! I did the street children program and it was so rewarding and inspiring! The children really appreciate you and I've never felt happier than in those two weeks with those amazing kids! The taught me some life lessons that are up until this day are still some of the best lessons I've ever learned! I remember the one time one of the street kids shared his cookies with me even though he didn't have much at all. That moment filled me with hope, joy and also sadness, it really makes you think about life. I would definitely recommend Sankalp because of the support they provide 24/7. The founders Amita and Pranay are during daytime present in the volunteer home and when they aren't there you can always call them (even in the middle of night). In the volunteer home there is also a Indian girl called Puni who makes the best meals ever and who is always there to talk. She is genuinely one of the sweetest persons I've ever met and she definitely made my time in India even more amazing! I truly feel that Sankalp is a organisation that puts the children in the first place and not their own profit. If you want to enrich your heart than you should definitely try volunteering with Sankalp. Before you volunteer make sure you know what the consequences are because to be honest, a piece of my heart never left India and especially Jaipur! I hope that one day I can return to this inspiring place! If you have any questions at all feel free to ask them!

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Northern India
Posted: Mar 25, 2015
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

Rustic Volunteer and Travel

I loved the entire program! I loved every part of the trip. The food was very simple and delicious. Oscar was so kind and welcoming. He was very helpful and I appreciate him showing us around the city. Liseth and Manuel were phenomenal at hosting us. I became so attached to the family over the week. Lisethe was always ready to help and was so very kind. Her food was delicious. I love how she encouraged us to speak Spanish.
The volunteer projects were incredibly fulfilling. I enjoyed working on the stoves. I am happy with the interaction we had with the maya women. I hope to come back one day to see the families that we have helped.

But truthfully, the project has helped us much more than we have helped it. The Maya women have given us to much and I cannot wait to return to Boston to share my experiences.

Program: Volunteer Abroad
Location: Guatemala
Posted: Mar 25, 2015
Overall:
10
Support:
10
Value:
10

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