My name is Viviane Trudel, and 2013 will be a year dedicated to others. Any good that comes from me is going to be devoted to making an impact on other people's lives. As a junior in college, I will be taking a year off to work full time and save for what I am planning to be the year where I stop talking about what I would like to do, and I start to make things happen. I plan on spending up to three weeks in each of the countries of Morocco, Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa through an organization called International Volunteers HQ. During my stay, I will be placed in different programs, such as teaching English or French, working in orphanages , renovation and Construction and fighting for Women's Empowerment.
When I was 11 years old I was lucky enough to spend an entire year attending school and living in Vietnam with my father, which was a life changing experience. I want to continue and explore the rest of earth's mysteries and by Studying Tourism and Sustainable Management, I will have the chance to share the beautiful places, even the not so beautiful, with as many people as I can.
Every single penny donated will be going towards airfaire and program costs. Because I am completely on my own, it is very hard for me to save money for such a big project on top of supporting myself. Please help me fulfill my mission and live the life I have been dreaming about for the past years