How would you describe/rate your experience working with the ABV staff in the USA? It was great and I am so grateful for finding ABV and being able to do what I have done great service and everything.
How was the local ABV Director and the support provided at the orphanage? Was all great , I was picked and dropped off to the Airport , I was shown around the city managed to find my around everything was better than expected.
What was your favorite memory of this trip? The dance classes , i have been giving dance classes everyday and now every time I go back to my playlist and listen to the music i can’t help myself but tear and wish I was still there with the most wonderful children I have ever met.
What was the most difficult thing you experienced? The most difficult this ever was saying goodbye to the children it was one of the toughest things I have ever experienced , another tough thing was being asked by the children if i had parents and if they loved me because they wish to have parents and be loved by them too that’s why i tried my best to offer all the love i can and being able to speak Swahili was a great way to have a strong relationship with the children.
Any tips for future volunteers… (clothing, travel, personal items, donations, sightseeing etc) I suggest take as least clothes as possible for you and as most as possible to give away because almost everyone is in need and giving things away to random people might sounds weird but seeing the smile on each and everyone’s face when receiving something from you is in-describable.
Personal Paragraph (ABV Program Testimonial):
I am so thankful for finding this ABV program. Everything went according to plan and was even better than I hoped. I was able to help the children, meet wonderful new people, and learned a lot. I grew to appreciate, and although I spent days with no electricity days with no hot water it was a great way for me to wake up and thank god for where I am today.
Are you willing to speak to other potential ABV volunteers?
Yes of course and I would be grateful to give out tips , Ideas , Help anything needed and how to be well prepared for their amazing trip to be.
Mina Volunteer Abroad in Arusha, Tanzania
Volunteer Name: Mina Al maawali
Volunteer Location: Arusha Tanzania
Program Dates: Feb 13 - Feb 24th 2013
Volunteered At: Orphanage
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