I’m a 29 year old school social worker born and raised in New York. Ever since I was younger, I enjoyed helping others. I’ve always been interested in learning about human emotions, how people think, how they grow. I quickly learned, social work was my calling. And so was school social work. It’s hard. It’s a challenge. It’s draining. It’s emotional. But, I love it. I love knowing that every day I can try my best to make a difference in a child’s life.
Since I was a child, I have always wanted to go to Africa and help those most in need. This is a blog that records my dream coming true.
Last summer from July 15-August 6th 2011, I had the amazing opportunity to volunteer in Ghana with The Humanity Exchange, and will be returning again this coming summer from July 16-August 7th 2012 to run a group and volunteers to run a summer camp in 2 local villages. I use this blog to record the sights, sounds, tastes, smells, & experiences during my first and now second trip to Ghana. More specifically, I’ll be focusing on the perspective of Ghana from that of a child- what life is like, the feelings they experience, and the diffierent dynamics that exist among the varied age groups.
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