After the stressful 2013-2014 school year I had, I was looking for something to make me feel more alive- something to help me feel my purpose, to elevate my gratitude, to make a difference, and look at the world in a new lens. In my nature and as a teacher I have a strong care-taking instinct. I genuinely love to help others, give, and nurture. I felt like volunteering was calling my name, specifically with children, and even more specifically children in need, perhaps an orphanage? I thought to myself, "They could help me as much as I could help them." I had no idea how true this would be.
Within a few weeks of research, I decided that I would book my trip through International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ) and I would travel to Ghana working at one of their orphanage programs- Savior Children’s Foundation.