Volunteer AbroadStories and moments shared by CCS volunteers are one of the best ways to learn about the impact of our programs. Today, we're happy to share a story from memories of Costa Rica from Emanuela Troiani.
Celebrating Costa Rica
Volunteer AbroadIn Santa Cruz we had a wonderful week celebrating the Fiesta Patronal de Santo Cristo Negro de Esquipulas from January 14th-20th. Since Santa Cruz is known as the folklore capital of Costa Rica, this famous folklore festival is one of the highlights of the entire year, and involves a lot of preparation and anticipation by everyone in town.
Pushing Your Boundaries
High School VolunteeringSorting through the endless summer opportunities for teens is a daunting task, so why is Morocco exactly where they belong this year? I spent five months living and working at our program site in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco working at the local school, helping to run a CSS-funded summer camp, and chaperoning our teens through the winding streets of the Fez medina and the beaches of Rabat, to the scorching hot sands of the Sahara where we arrived on camel-back and slept under the stars.
Improving Dental Hygiene
Volunteer AbroadThe CCS public health dental initiative launched in Ghana just before New Year’s, with volunteers working at the Blidokope Primary School in the Adaklu community of the Volta Region. Volunteers served families from this village who earn incomes as peasant farmers and weavers, and rarely, if ever, have the opportunity to visit a dentist or receive dental care education.
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