Off the Map: Ghana-Volunteer Service

Ilana Larry Start Date: Oct 20, 2013 - End Date: Feb 16, 2014
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My Travel Story

by: Ilana Larry Start Date: Oct 20, 2013 - End Date: Feb 16, 2014

This upcoming summer I hope to have the chance to travel to Ghana and volunteer. On the trip I would have the opportunity to volunteer with children at an orphanage in Accra, in addition to improving an underfunded school in the area. Having the opportunity to go on a trip like this would help broaden my view of the world and deepen my passion for helping those around me. Many people don’t comprehend how much they can do to make a difference, yet I want to make as big of a difference as possible. Teaching at a school in Thailand last summer via scholarship and immersing myself in a new culture only intensified my need to contribute; there is so much we can do to help. America is all about excess; while in another part of the world young children are trying to find a clean source of water. A trip like this would teach me lessons I could never pick up in a classroom and give me the chance to make a difference in people’s lives. A trip like this changes you and gives you a new perspective on life and all things taken for granted. I don’t want to let my financial situation hold me back from pursuing my passions.

  • Various Locations, Multiple Countries