The opportunity to travel abroad should always be embraced. It is the experience of a lifetime not just because of the memories you create and the places you see, but because of the person you become. You grow, develop a world view, and encourage an open mind. Experiencing new cultures, perspectives, and opinions opens realms of possibilities otherwise left unchecked. The opportunity to give back to society, no matter the geographical location, should be applauded. For all of these reasons, the humanitarian trip is vitally important to the One Girl At A Time program. Since pictures are worth a thousand words, I shall let the following pictures reveal the true value of traveling abroad.
The children at the El Yue community center welcome the girls. Here, the children have access to a quality education and are learning English in order to enhance their opportunities for the future. The girls were able to experience first hand the importance of an education and what it means to teach another human being.
Alejandra enjoys a kodak moment with the kids after teaching them math.
Yasmin and Brandon take a break from discussing the benefits of volunteering for the Peace Corps
The tye-dye activity was a huge success and fun for all!
The Samasati Nature Retreat is tucked up in the Mountains and Rain Forest of Costa Rica in a villahe called Hone Creek.
The trip has a focus on self-discovery and empowerment. Don't take our word for it! Listen to what Ashley had to say:
"This has been the most amazing week in my life. I am going home understanding so much more about life and who I am"
Encourage. Empower. Engage