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SusanHill

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Review for Project Amigo, Novato, CA, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

It's always a pleasure to be part of the creation of friendships between children and adults from Canada, the US and Mexico. Volunteers who visit from the US and Canada invariably see a part of Mexico that is off the tourist path -- and that demonstrates a close-up view of the beauty and traditions of Mexican culture and history.

American and Canadians who visit, also make new friendships among themselves -- friendships that continue long after they leave each other's company after a work week.

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

Seeing so many of their students not only complete junior high and high school, but also complete college with careers they can enjoy in their own state of Colima! They ARE changing the destinies of their families, and ending generations of poverty and illiteracy.

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

encourage more interactions between volunteers and staff of Project Amigo.

Role:  Volunteer & I helped children experience the joy in sharing a story with me. Encouraged them to read, and then complimented them on the good job they did. I also enjoyed working with Project Amigo's higher education scholars -- students from poor and humble roots w.