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

Rating: 5 stars  

The November 2017 Community Education trip was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. Lauri, ASAP Director was very supportive & helpful from the start, ensuring that everyone was well informed & fully prepared for the trip. Agyapong Gyamfi, COO of Sem Fronteiras, & his team were extremely accommodating & organized, ensuring that each person was comfortable, hydrated, well fed & safe. Safety was a priority at all times & was never a concern. The welcome you will receive by the Ghanaian locals & the appreciation expressed will melt your heart. The impact of your interactions will last a lifetime. It was a blessing to see firsthand the significant impact organizations like ASAP & Sem Fronteiras have in the lives of vulnerable children & families. We not only provided essential items (reusable sanitary pads, toothbrushes, mosquito nets, shoes, soccer uniforms), we also provided the education (Menstruation/ Female Reproductive System, Oral Care, Literacy, Dementia). This education will improve the quality of lives now & in future generations. I have participated in other mission trips in the past and definitely rate this trip the highest. It was the perfect mix between service work & cultural experience. We had a wide range of experiences including rural schools, city life, local churches, & cultural sites. Spending a day with a local family shopping at a market & preparing a meal was a highlight for me. There is an opportunity for all to fully participate based on your interests, strengths & abilities. Thank you Lauri & Gyamfi! You are truly inspiring!

Role:  Volunteer