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April132013
stineinwonderland:

If you know me in the slightest bit you know I love working with kids. I’ve been a nanny and a summer camp counselor for most of my life and absolutely love the feeling of getting to act like a child again and be ridiculously silly. For the past month, I’ve been working at an elementary school teaching 3rd and 4th graders English, and will be doing so throughout the rest of my service here in China.
The thing I’m loving the most about teaching these kids, besides getting to do the hokey pokey, sing songs, and do arts and crafts, is that they bring me a sense of familiarity. Here in China it’s hard to find many similarities between home (America) and my now, home away from home (Nan’Shan). But these little kids are the one thing that is similar and it’s refreshing. They love to ask questions, they love to help me with my Chinese, they love to dance and giggle and run around, they’re still so innocent and without a care in the world. Being around them brings me so much joy and I can’t wait to continue working with them, to play with them, and watch them grow.

stineinwonderland:

If you know me in the slightest bit you know I love working with kids. I’ve been a nanny and a summer camp counselor for most of my life and absolutely love the feeling of getting to act like a child again and be ridiculously silly. For the past month, I’ve been working at an elementary school teaching 3rd and 4th graders English, and will be doing so throughout the rest of my service here in China.

The thing I’m loving the most about teaching these kids, besides getting to do the hokey pokey, sing songs, and do arts and crafts, is that they bring me a sense of familiarity. Here in China it’s hard to find many similarities between home (America) and my now, home away from home (Nan’Shan). But these little kids are the one thing that is similar and it’s refreshing. They love to ask questions, they love to help me with my Chinese, they love to dance and giggle and run around, they’re still so innocent and without a care in the world. Being around them brings me so much joy and I can’t wait to continue working with them, to play with them, and watch them grow.

(via peacecorps)

9AM

ilcuoredentro:

Hey, what’s the best website for creating a donations link? Anybody have experience with this? Please take a minute and help a girl out!

(Source: asideofirreverence)

March302013

(via onyva)

12PM

sheenabeenaghana:

Bismark, my small boy, and Kwame’s son, decided to jog with me this morning and do a lil yoga.

He doesn’t speak English  and my Twi is terrible. But talking doesn’t matter when you lead through example. I’m just doing me and suddenly I realize I’m not just a Peace Corps Volunteer telling cashew farmers what to do, I’m a role model to kids. 

(via peacecorps)

March292013
peacecorps:


“I can’t say this experience is for everyone, it takes serious commitment. But if you are a traveler at heart, if you recognize that you are not done learning but are tired of being taught from a book or lecture, if you want a serious challenge, self-growth and the chance to try to make a difference, then this is for you. Nothing I have ever done prepared me for this, but nothing has ever been so rewarding either. It has defined me and given me more purpose for whatever I may chose to do next and empowered me with skills that will apply to every aspect of my life, be it work or personal. If any of this seems appealing, I would say, at the very least look it at it, consider it. There’s so much to gain.” 

- Peace Corps Health Volunteer Mariana Andrade-Bejarano, Madagascar

peacecorps:

“I can’t say this experience is for everyone, it takes serious commitment. But if you are a traveler at heart, if you recognize that you are not done learning but are tired of being taught from a book or lecture, if you want a serious challenge, self-growth and the chance to try to make a difference, then this is for you. 

Nothing I have ever done prepared me for this, but nothing has ever been so rewarding either. It has defined me and given me more purpose for whatever I may chose to do next and empowered me with skills that will apply to every aspect of my life, be it work or personal. If any of this seems appealing, I would say, at the very least look it at it, consider it. There’s so much to gain.”

- Peace Corps Health Volunteer Mariana Andrade-Bejarano, Madagascar

March142013

sheenabeenaghana:

Cashew nursery at the primary school cashew farm - Reality, most of these kids may become farmers or inherit the land of their fathers and mothers. Might as well start easy with some hands on lessons in tree nurseries and grafting. My hope is that the school cashew farm can be a leading example in the village for other farmers. We will see!  

(via peacecorps)

March122013
lovefrommilesaway:

Handing out books to the children I met in the Maasai village. Life changing experience

lovefrommilesaway:

Handing out books to the children I met in the Maasai village. Life changing experience

March112013

Where in SoCal is City Year recruitment?

cityyearla:

Meet City Year recruiters on your college campus at one of these upcoming events:

  • Wednesday, March 13th, Whittier College Fair
  • Wednesday, March 13th, Loyloa Marymount University Education & Non-Profit Fair
  • Wednesday, March 13th, Loyloa Marymount University Career Night
  • Thursday, March 14th, University of San Diego Career Fair
  • Monday, March 18th, Point Loma Nazarene Career Expo
  • Tuesday, March 26th, Mount St. Mary’s Care
March82013
“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” Desmond Tutu (via alymarczynski)
March72013

Goal:

ilcuoredentro:

To go on Habitat build #2, this time in Africa.

(Source: asideofirreverence)

9AM

workingabroad:

Some beautiful photographs of our volunteers helping with day-to-day life at our Rural Community Projects in Nepal.

Volunteers get the chance to help in schools, medical centres, day care centres as well as get involved in chores and farming in rural Nepal.

For more information and if you would like to apply for volunteering in this beautiful setting with amazing people, see our website:

http://www.workingabroad.com/page/300/rural-community-project-nepal.htm