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Review for ASAP (Americans Serving Abroad Projects) , Marcellus, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

In 2014 I joined the ASAP team on a fascinating trip to Ghana. I read about ASAP in an Upstate hospital publication, contacted Laurie & told her I'm not an RN, NP, PA or MD but could they use a social worker? She said we could use anyone who is willing to work. My assignment-assisting the fabulous dental hygienist, Donna.
ASAP/Laurie did a great job organizing pre-trip meetings, everyone assisted with getting donations, packing, fundraising. Our Ghanaian leader, Gyamfi had made all the necessary preparations to safely reach the multiple villages we visited. The villagers were also prepared, anticipating our arrival. Considering the remote locations this was an incredible task. We even had an air conditioned bus.
Seeing a part of the world not on the tourist circa and meeting people from a vastly different culture was an experience I will never forget. Nor will I forget the faces of so many beautiful Ghanaian children, the little girl that hoisted her school desk onto her head to take home at the end of the day, the boy that didn't know his name, the girl that couldn't resist & reached out to touch my hair, the endless line of children and more children.
I'm sure with Laurie at the helm ASAP will continue with good will and work.



I'm sure with Laurie at the helm ASAP will continue with good will &

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