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Review for Childrens Art Village, Inc., Santa Monica, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteered with Children's Art Village in the summer of 2011 and traveled to Ghana to do an art camp with the Village of Hope Orphanage. CAV is an incredible organization that truly focuses on aiding children in expressing their emotions as well as opening up their minds to creativity and fun! We had an excellent time, our team bonded so well and each child feels extremely loved and valued by the volunteers. When dealing with abandonment and trauma, Children's Art Village does a lovely job of creating a safe and colorful environment for the students. My experience was life changing and I am so thankful.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My everyday life is changed because of the opportunity I was given. Art is such a wonderful connector between people, and working with the children was unbelievable and such a blessing. I learned so much about teaching and my own strengths, as well as how to serve other people as a team.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

There really is not much I would change. With art, teaching, children, and being in a foreign environment all combined, there will always be things that are unpredictable and things we needed to work through as a team. Overall, it is a wonderful organization.

Role:  Volunteer & I was an art teacher for an expressive arts camp at an orphanage.