April 19, 2012
I worked in the Guarderia at Safe Passage - working with 3 year olds as a classroom aid. I did a lot of cleaning, reading, singing, pushing children on swings, and working with the kids on different art and learning projects. While I didn't feel that my personal being there didn't "impact" any one student or classroom specifically, I was always amazed at the program. Safe Passage has grown so wonderfully in the past 10 years. I visited as a high school group in 2006, returned as a graduate in 2007 to volunteer, and then came back to do some interviews in the summer of 2010. Every time I've been back they've added a new, crucial component for the community. When I visited in 2010 I was in the Women's Literacy building and I was BLOWN AWAY by the rapport between the volunteer running the women's literacy program and the women that came there daily. These women are of a huge age group but are all there to learn and it is, I'm sure, quite a challenge but so empowering (I imagine) at the same time. Safe Passage volunteers when I was there were super welcoming and great people, they are from all over the world.
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