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Cross-Cultural Solutions
October 5, 2013

My fiancé, Josh, and I participated in CCS's Kilimanjaro, Tanzania program this past September.

The home base was great. Meals were provided, beds where made, laundry was done (at a fair price), and the staff made sure concerns were addressed and support was provided. Cultural excursions and education sessions were sprinkled in. Above all, the safety level, Wi-Fi, electricity, and running water were a blessing.

The placement was life changing. Josh and I volunteered at a women run HIV/AIDS children education & support center for two weeks. In that time, we focused on providing guidance through an organizational restructure, and laid the foundation for a sustainable organization. In the brief two weeks, I learned the meaning of the phrase, "I have hope for a brighter future." The three women organization leaders graciously donate their own time to the organization and do their best to provide primary school level education, home visits, and life skills for children affected by HIV/AIDS. They say - and it shows - that they do what they do because they have hope for the children's future.

I absolutely recommend partaking in a CCS program.

If you are looking to do good in the world, learn about a different culture, and grow personally, CCS is perfect for you.

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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?

Life-changing

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

MY ROLE:
Volunteer