MY GOAL THIS YEAR: NICARAGUA 2018
My name is Stephanie Bucuroaia and I currently a highschool junior in the bay area. I recently was nominated and accepted into a program called Global Glimpse which offers young high-schoolers, like myself, the opportunity to immerse themselves in developing countries such as Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic and Ecuador.
On July 22, 2018 I am set to depart for Estelí, Nicaragua where I will be located for the next 2 weeks. My time there will be spent exploring the astonishments and difficulties of the developing country as well as understanding the local culture and people. Many of the communities in Nicaragua rely on the yearly summer trips of students as efficienat volunteers traveling on a basis of community service and global outreach. The purpose of my trip is not to travel or to vacation, but to focus my education outside of the normal classroom - teacher scenario. Global Glimpse offers leadership development through community service, mentoring programs, and immersion in shockingly new environments. I'll be participating in projects such as English tutoring for locals, developing and implementing a community project and shadowing a high school student, on top of being able to work in a small city enviornment. This opportunity will connect me with teenagers my age living on the other half of the earth, who I otherwise would never get the chance to encounter. I am striving to challenge my independence and take a huge leap outside of mIy comfort zone by dedicating a part of summer to families and children who do not hold the same advantages I do.
Those 14 days spent serving in Estelí are what I am striving to raise money for : my current goal is to fundraise $2,000 out of the total $3,800 by May 2nd, 2018. Broken down that is $950.00 each month, which is alot...I know, however, by reaching out to my community, friends, and compassionate individuals, I beilieve I will find the support I need. Any donations- no matter how big or how small can help me connect my passions for leadership and outrech with Nicaragua. Thank you for taking the time to read this, your contributions will be the first steps taken towards encouraging the next generation to give back.
How to donate.
Fundmytravel processes 5% of all donations. To benefit my efforts and assure your donation is fully valued, please use the official global glimpse donation page linked below. Global Glimpse is non-profit and abides by 501(c)(3), stating all donatoins are tax-deductable. Enter my Id number on the right hand side along with the donation of your choice. I have also linked my personal website/ fundraiser if you would like to learn more.
Disclaimer: I do not have access to any money donated and all contributions go directly towards my portal account through the Global Glimpse Organization.