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Review for Communities Without Borders, Newton, MA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been volunteering with CWB and its activities in Zambia, southern Africa since my trip (first of 9 trips) in 2006. We have come to know people in a very special way, and can see first hand how our efforts help children get a much needed education, that will benefit the country..This also benefits those who travel there, students and older. I have heard 1 US student on the trip, who made a point of chatting with everyone he met, say, "I'll never take middle class life for granted any more" when he saw how hard everyone works. Also, after talking with our bus drivers, teachers , add others there, I asked what they think of us coming, (for example did we appear to be telling them what to do , or feel that we don't respect what they try to do), the answer was "Just don't forget us." .I feel I have received far more than I have given. It's a moving experience for everyone, and I'm grateful to be associated with CWB.

Role:  Volunteer