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Miranda I.

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Child Family Health International
July 8, 2013

Thanks to a scholarship from CFHI, I was able to realize my dreams of travelling abroad and gaining first-hand experience living and promoting sexual health in the beautiful nation of Ecuador. From May-June 2013, I volunteered in CFHI's Sexual Health as a Human Right program.

While in the program, I worked with Copprende, a non-profit organization that provides sexual and reproductive health education to the public. During my time at Copprende I learned about the organization while assisting with presentations and community health fairs. My culminating project was to propose a new sexual health theme to diversify the foundation's efforts in community outreach and sexual health education.

In four weeks of cultural immersion, I learned much more than I could ever learn in a classroom setting. I chose this program because I am interested in researching the factors that impact teen pregnancy and contraceptive use in the Latino community, both inside and outside of the US. Latinos in Ecuador and America are different in many ways, but there is much to learn from their shared beliefs and habits that come from having a similar background.

Cultural immersion is a great way to shed light on the similarities and differences that influence a culture. Thanks to Child Family Health International and Copprende I have a broader conception of research that could hopefully improve the sexual education and outreach efforts of organizations interesting in improving the health and social status of the Latino community.


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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Volunteer