I worked for AWA last summer in villages and towns in South Africa. The experience was encourageing and the organization for the trip and work on the field was 100% complete and ready when needed. In addition people were taught and helped. Not just given something and then left to fend for themselves. No better then before. In the end, AWA equipts - that is why I will continue to be a supporter and volunteer.
A World Aware has allowed a wide variety of opportunities for my family and me such as travelling to South Africa for relief work. This experience was rewarding and life changing. A World Aware not only works to help those in need, but also works to educate the individuals in communities locally and globally about the opportunities to reach out to others effectively. We were trained and then given the opportunity to pass the information along that we received to others in need. A World Aware provided business training that has been relevant to me in my career as well. I respect the integrity of this organization and know that every penny donated is stretched as far as possible. The dedication, sacrifice and heart this organization has for helping others is remarkable.
A superior organization dedicated to helping people thrive on their own. A World Aware, Inc. uses a no nonsense approach to bringing people together to help each other too. By being the example of cooperation they instill an ethic for living that gives confidence to those around them and that not only motivates them, but gives hope too. Great job.
I have had different opportunities to work with A World Aware. One such opportunity was to be trained in small business ownership/management. I was equipped with knowledge on how to start my own business and successfully run it, ways on advertising, and organizational skills necessary to be successful. Another opportunity was to do volunteer work over in South Africa. During monthly training sessions with fellow team members, I was able to learn about the culture, customs, and geography of where we would be visiting specifically. I was also able to meet with South African people before ever stepping a foot into the country and interact with them regularly. Through this process I learned the South African etiquette, important terms and phrases, as well. We were well prepared for what to expect and what our roles would be with enough time to become a cohesive team as well. A World Aware was very excellent at estimating the costs for the trip and arranged the travel, where we would stay, and how we would get around. When the airline we had planned on unexpectedly went on strike, AWA handled getting everyone's travel arrangements transferred and everyone arrived timely and safely. During the actual trip we were able to help impoverished children eat, and to equip local teachers with improved methods of teaching. At the end we were debriefed regarding the extreme poverty we encountered. This debriefing allowed us to understand the impact we had made and how lives had been changed for the better. In my experience working with different organizations A World Aware stands apart. Their philosophy is to train the world's poor how to provide for themselves and others. They do not believe in giving handouts; instead they know that everyone has something to bring. Through my experiences working with A World Aware I have seen many people gain confidence when they realized they could not only provide for themselves but also contribute to their community and society. I would recommend A World Aware to anyone who wants to volunteer and help change lives and the world for the better.