August 30, 2013
I always felt people exaggerated when saying this experience changes your life. Now I know it really does! Sometimes, you just start feeling it once you are back from your trip. It changes the way you think, your priorities, your perception of others, and most importantly of yourself. I volunteered in Cartago, Costa Rica for 2 weeks in May 2013. On my first day, I felt jet lagged, home sick and very uncomfortable in a cold house far away from home. However, as days went by and just like magic, this cold house became my home, the volunteers became my friends and I became a mother of 15 children. It was heartbreaking to leave them knowing that I might not have the chance to see them again. That’s why I’m really hope that more and more people will volunteer so that we can maintain what was already done with theses children and make sure they grow up to be smart, knowledgeable, successful and most importantly happy people. My job as a volunteering was to take care of children at a day care called Los Patitos or Little Ducks. The children were amazing and so eager to learn, play, laugh and dance!! You become really creative in finding out different ways to teach them in the most amusing way possible while overcoming the language barrier. If I want to summarize my trip, I’d say it was a short one that would impact me for the rest of my life and I know I will do my best to hop on another volunteering trip as soon as possible!! Thank you CCS for being at the top of professionalism and for helping me make the best out of this experience!
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