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Review for ECHO, Inc., N Fort Myers, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

While an intern at ECHO for one year, through hands-on experience I gained invaluable knowledge and skills that are foundational to my work here in Bolivia serving the poor through sustainable agriculture. While working here in Bolivia, ECHO continues to help my by supplying information and seeds to support my work here.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

hands-on learn experiences and continual support in my work overseas.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

passionate and believed that what ECHO is doing is the key to solving global hunger and environmental issues from the ground up.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

open an office or two overseas to provide local support for non-profit workers and poor farmers.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

Role:  Former staff & I was a "Rain forest Intern" for one year. I learned a lot about tropical agriculture as a means to helping the poor of the world feed themselves while maintaining the rain forest section of the farm, raising ducks, giving tours, cultivating fruit trees,.
 

Review for Au Sable Institute, Grand Rapids, MI, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Some of the most valuable and influential learning experiences of my college career. I would not be where I am today, working in Bolivia on conservation and sustainable community development, if it were not for Au Sable Institute. The practical, hands on experiences Au Sable offers far surpass anything one learns from textbooks or the typical classroom experience. The class Au Sable offers in Florida at ECHO (Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization) was especially important in my life direction. This course introduced me to sustainable agriculture used to solve many of the problems facing our world and I went on to the internship program at ECHO.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the hands-on learning opportunities and learning from professions who believe in what they are doing.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

teaching from a deep passion, not out of career obligations.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

give many more students a deep appreciation for nature and a passion for preserving our world.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2006

Role:  Client Served & I was a student, I took 4 classes from this institute.