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Review for United States Catholic Conference, San Antonio, TX, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

VIDES USA is a wonderful organization both in its promotion of women and children throughout the world and in it's providing of opportunities for American young people to work for service and social justice in a wide array of domestic and international settings. I was able to work as a VIDES USA volunteer in Mozambique for 18 months where I taught high school classes, worked with young girls in an orphanage, and designed and implemented various projects for the promotion of women and children in a very under-resourced setting. I loved living and working with the Salesian sisters as they provided me a home community and a context in which to enter an impoverished area and used my skills in the best way possible to serve others.

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

Mozambique! I helped implement projects of the Salesian sisters in Mozambique by working as VIDES volunteer for 18 months. The support of VIDES made possible projects such as adult literacy classes for women, school lunches and child sponsorships.

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

working with women and children throughout the world who really needed support and were able to find it through the Salesian sisters and VIDES volunteers.

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

extremely committed to service and promoting justice for women and children.

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

provide more schools, clean water, adult literacy classes, food support, medical support, and many other services around the world in the many places that VIDES and the Salesians work!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Former Volunteer & I worked in Mozambique as a high school Chemistry teacher, orphanage volunteer, and community advocate.