Hi! My name is Merissa and becoming a volunteer in countries of need has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember. I am part-way to realizing that dream by volunteering with an organization that helps communities in undeveloped areas. Starting in January, I will be spending my time in Ghana, South Africa and Nepal over a period of 7 months. I will spend week days working with orphaned children and evenings teaching sports.
The countries I will be volunteering in have a great number of children living in poverty. While many of the children attend school during the day, they often have no extra-curricular activities to occupy their time after school and that situation has lead many into trouble. The program I'm involved with places focus on helping children develop both physical ability and sound,general life skills. As well as working directly with the children in these areas, it's my intent to serve as a strong, positive role model and perhaps offer a little inspiration for their future possibilities. I am very excited about this important opportunity and am seeking some financial assistance to ensure that I have adequate support for food, transportation and sundries while there. Any financial support you may be willing to provide will play a significant role in making my volunteer service possible and more importantly, will help the children gain a chance to learn through what I have to offer. Your donation contributes to positive change for many.