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 Guatemala from Emanuela Troiani.
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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.
Ever wonder what it's like to walk into a volunteer impact assignment with CCS on day 1? Join volunteer Bruce on his journey in Peru!
The Peruvian volunteering assignment I was blessed to receive from the charity A Fresh Chapter was serving as a volunteer assistant in the Kusi Wawa Kuna preschool. Read more about the teachers and Kids of this wonderful preschool in Part 2 of this blog post, but to know the full beauty of this school you need to know a little something about its neighborhood.
Take a journey with us to the town of Azrou, Morocco in the Atlas Mountains with CCS volunteer, Robin, as she recounts three incredible experiences from her volunteer experience <strong(and shares the CCS cook's recipe for authentic mint tea!)
Oh My Age 5!
CCS volunteers often find a community in-country beyond their volunteer work in our on-the-ground teams. We are happy to bring you the experience of CCS Thailand volunteer Taryn Felder, whose experience in Thailand brought her a "forever family" a half a world away.