May 29, 2010
Expanding lives is a very hands on, on the ground sort of organization. This is what is really great about it--the girls become part of the volunteers' lives, and both groups are better for it. My family has gained so much from our interactions with the girls--we have learned about Niger, about Islam, about education and opportunities for young women in that part of the world. But mostly our experiences have confirmed our faith in oneness of global humanity. Even though I have done very little--I drive the girls from their homes to school, and I help teach them to ride bicycles--I am so priviliged to be part of Expanding Lives.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Seeing how much the girls from Niger learn and grow in self-knowledge and confidence in just one summer in Chicago.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every month
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
MY ROLE:Volunteer & I helped with transportation and bicycle skills.