In the last couple of years, Cross-Cultural Solutions has launched Child Health Projects focused on improving hygiene, oral health, and vision in all program locations. I had the honor of seeing these programs come to life, and then talking with prospective volunteers about them: why this focus, how it impacts Child Health, and relates to Child Education, how we implement the program in-country.
VOLUNTEER BLOG: VOLUNTEER
Meet Amber, a CCS volunteer in Costa Rica. We're pleased to share her memorable experience with us in Guanacaste!
The impact of a CCS experience lasts wekk beyond your time in the filed. We're proud to share this letter from a former CCS volunteer, who is continuing to take her global engagement to new heights:
Dear Cross Cultural Solutions,
My CCS experience gave me valuable insight into development work at a crucial time in my career path. I continue to recommend CCS to everyone who expresses an interest in volunteer travel and/or international development.
Stories 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 featuring Lamont Thomas in Ghana:.
Stories 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.
In 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.
The 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.
Kloey Strande spent the last 3 months with the CCS Greece refugee program, working primarily with the women of the refugee camp. Below Kloey describes her experience as a CCS volunteer:
In under-resourced schools around the world, children encounter challenges to receiving a high-quality education. CCS impact volunteers are making a difference in one challenge for too many children - vision - to make our mark in improving global education, one child at a time.
Vision: A Global Struggle
We're back with part 2 of Bruce's blog about his volunteer experience with CCS in Peru. Dive in with us to explore how we impact child education in this community!
In Part 1 of this post I gushed a bit about how this little humble preschool is a sanctuary and oasis by explaining where it is located in order to give you a brief glimpse into what they have worked through to make this beautiful dream a reality.