I'm Annamaria and I'm currently in my fourth year of a Teaching degree at La Trobe University in Australia. I have always been passionate about helping people and empowering them to believe in themselves and their abilities. I want to help people to know and believe that they can make a lasting, positive impact on and in their world. All they need is someone to believe in them first, and then education is a vehicle that can enable them to go the remainder of the way.
I decided to volunteer with Edventure International in South Africa because I believe by participaring in this program I will gain useful, practical and invaluable skills and experience neccessary to achieving my goals in edcucating and working with young people. At the same time, I will also be helping to impact, inspire and educate a local community.
In this three week program, I will be participating in workshops, learning valuable, social and leadership skills that will be then applied to the projects. These projects include teaching children in the local community, helping build a classroom, helping out in the local orphanage and helping to conserve the safari parks. Over the three weeks, I will also be participating in a number of events and activities in the local community to familiarise and immerse myself in the culture.
I am so excited for this trip and can't wait to go! However, I need your help in getting there! If you believe in what I am doing, please donate. Any donation, no matter how small, is greatly appreciated. There are few incentives (rewards) offered to thank all of my sponsors. They range from a thank you card to letters and photos of me involved in the program. I will include a link to my facebook fundraising page to this.
More details and updates about this trip are to come, so watch this space!
So excited and can't wait to share this wonderful experience with you all!