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Review for Recycle for Change, Richmond, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I just wanted to write a short note here about my experience with IICD MA. I went through the program some years back and went to Lamego, Mozambique. I can say the program was very challenging all through out, it thought me to look at a situation and change, make it better, mobilize people and simply make things happen. During my training, i was constantly challenged and I am very happy for it now as I can see that is the only way i could ever be ready for africa. During my period in africa I found ADPP mozambique to really have a huge impact in the country and even though the projects have been there for a long time and are always developing, even with the growth they still are there together with the people every day, very much grassroots, that is really something i was looking for and could see it has a very big impact. I had an opportunity to do some volunteer work before with a different organization, but i felt i was not making a difference. With IICD i was able to come to a completely different culture and start making a difference immediately. ADPP lamego has a huge impact on thousands of people's lives every day, I volunteered at the teacher training college and that has been a life changing experience for me. The projects are well run and focus on the people (and are there for all to see).

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

creating sustainable development, through numerous educational projects (teacher training colleges, vocational schools, HIV/AIDS prevention, etc)

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

make it more know to many more people accross the glo as an real oportunity to make a difference

Would you volunteer for this group again?


For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?


When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

extend the period in the projects

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

absolutely, i hav learned to plan and carry out a program that can create change around me.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

as I also can make a difference

Role:  Volunteer & trained for a volunteer teacher position in Mozambique.