I look at my time abroad not only as a way to give back but also as a way to gain a better insight into the world around me. While I am volunteering I will be living with a local host family. I believe that the long-term relationships that I hope to build with my project colleagues and host-family will be of great value to me as well as them. At the end of my project, I hope to return with a better understanding of Ethiopia and the people that I have interacted with there.
I chose to volunteer through an organization called Projects Abroad. Projects Abroad was established in 1992 as a volunteer English-teaching program in Eastern Europe and has since grown to offer a wide range of opportunities in volunteering, interning, and language instruction at 27 destinations around the globe. I will be joining a community of well over 40,000 volunteers past and present that have lent their time and effort to giving back around the world.
Since this experience is unpaid, I will incur costs for such things as flights, the Projects Abroad program fee and vaccinations. I plan to contribute a significant portion of my own funds to this endeavor, as well as funding through sponsorships and fundraising events. I am also relying on the help of my friends and family. Even a small amount will get me one step closer to my goal. Thank you in advance for any support you can give.
You can check in regularly to see all of the things I've been able to pay for with the money I've raised. Thank you in advance for helping me on this journey!
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