September 15, 2010
Volunteering for WomensTrust truly made an impact on my life. I never thought I’d travel to a far off country and be so profoundly moved and inspired. Meeting such wonderfully strong-willed, determined women and girls has left me with a sense of being involved in an organization that’s moving forward with great strides for the progress of the community. Thanks to WomensTrust, my first hand experience in Pokuase, Ghana, gave me a once in a lifetime opportunity!
I offered my services as a graphic designer, a social media enthusiastic and a photographer. Using my Twitter handle, @TamiFromMiami, I spread the word about WomensTrust. To gain hype in the social media realm, I used the hashtag #GoingGhana. Talking up my future trip with the organization, created a steady chatter, along with new followers for the their twitter account, @WomensTrust, and additional fans to their Facebook page.
I couldn’t wait to meet the people and all the wonderful staff members of WomensTrust in Pokuase, Ghana! The first person I met was Peggy Roy. She’s apart of G.E.E.C. and received a scholarship to continue her education in the states. Each staff member had their own unique way of providing a positive atmosphere for getting the job done. After meeting the staff, I knew Pokuase was lucky to have a dedicated team who were willing to go the extra mile to help.
I also spent time with the educational side of WomensTrust. The after-school computer class provided a further opportunity for girls to expand their knowledge. I also got a chance to sit in on G.E.E.C and was equally impressed. They attend these classes every weekend, and go to better themselves in school.
Returning home, a more refreshed and rejuvenated person, I was moved by the many strong and independent women and girls I’d met there. This furthered my ideology that helping just one person can go a long way. One WomensTrust loan helps a mother’s business improve. One donated laptop helps a girl succeed in education. One teacher volunteering on the weekends helps girls do better and stay in school. I came back with an even bigger question, what more can I do to help? One thing I know for sure, WomensTrust is a significant factor in what is helping that community grow, and I wish them further success.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
no way. I simple went to Pokuase, Ghana to observe and document the workings of this organization.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
working with all the great staff members both here in The States and in Pokuase, Ghana and meeting all the head-strong, independent women and girls they help provide a better future for.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
very helpful, friendly and patient as I asked them many questions about how WomensTrust functions on a day-to-day basis. I learned so much from just speaking to them and observing.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
expand it's practices to other villages, cities and countries. Truly make an impact on the globe.
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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Volunteer & Offered my services both as a Graphic Designer and SocialMedia Enthusiastic.