In June 2014 I will be setting off alone to spend two weeks in Morocco. I will be volunteering at several different projects including; an orphanage, school, youth club and a home for adults with severe disabilities.
As well as this, in the summer of 2015 I will be travelling to Ethiopia for a month in order to help those in a local and extremely poor community. I'll be teaching English at a school where I hope to make a huge difference to the life of many children, as well as exploring the country and doing various treks.
I hope to volunteer at a orphanage in Ghana or Uganda at the start of 2015 and be a part of a huge project there which aims to build a primary school and an orphanage specifically for babies who have been abandoned. If I am unable to raise the money for this trip next year then I hope to spend several months working on the projects during a gap year.
Volunteering in Tanzania in 2013 allowed me to gain a valuable insight to the lives of those living in extreme poverty. I was privileged to work with such an amazing group of children in a rural primary school and I was so inspired by the spirit which the whole community had. People had so little yet still found so much to smile and be grateful for.
I am so grateful for the life that I have been blessed with and all the opportunities that I have been given, that travelling to help people who have not been as fortunate as myself, is a passion of mine.
Within the next year I hope to take up a TEFL (teaching English as a foreign language) so I will be able to gain further skills and confidence to teach English in developing countries. I hope to inspire children as many of my teachers have inspired me. I am determined to make a difference where possible.
If you would like any further information or questions, email me at [email protected], follow me on twitter @carriewatsonx or message me on Facebook!
'You have not lived your life until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.'
"Never look down on anybody unless you're helping them up."
Since trips are so expensive (ie project costs, flights, vaccinations etc.), I am reaching out to you in the hope that you could please help to fund this amazing opportunity, that will hopefully benefit others.
Any donation however large or small would be greatly appreciated.