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Childrens Art Village, Inc.
September 15, 2011

I volunteered with CAV as a music teacher for their art camp held in Ghana, Africa at the Village of Hope Organization in 2011. As for Children's Art Village, it is a worthwhile cause devoted to helping young people who have been through tragic experiences be able to heal through the use of the different arts. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience and am so grateful for the work that CAV does. The organization itself is well structured and completes its mission. Volunteers are kept in contact with the director and questions are always answered. The volunteers are well taken care of while serving at the camp. My experience in Ghana, Africa was hard (due to the nature of the work, culture shock, and the children's backgrounds) but very rewarding. The kids and the experience (as well as your team) quickly become a part of you. I hope to return as a volunteer again in the future!

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have a renewed outlook on children, education, and the power of music and fine arts. I have been reminded how important it is to love, especially children. I have also gained a better insight on how connected our world really is and how we all have an important role.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I don't necessarily think I would make any changes. Instead, I would like to see CAV expand in the future (funded by an outside organization or grant) and reaching more places around the world!

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Music Teacher for classes 1-3.