As a thirdeyemom, I am passionate about giving back and do so through international volunteerism. Here are links to a few of the volunteer experiences abroad I’ve had over the last few years.
Volunteering in La Ceiba, Honduras – January 2013
I spent a week in La Ceiba, Honduras staying with a wonderful Honduran host family, studying Spanish and volunteering with children at a day care center for single mothers. It was a fascinating experience.
To read more about my experience in Honduras, click here.
Volunteering in Xela, Guatemala – April 2012
To read more about my experiences in Guatemala, click here.
Volunteering in Rabat, Morocco – April 2011
Volunteering in Cartago, Costa Rica – April 2010
I have also worked with the following Non-Profit Groups to fundraise and help people in the countries I’ve visited:
To read more about my fundraising work in Nepal, click here.
The International Reporting Project (IRP) is based at The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of the John Hopkins University and the primary goal of the IRP is to provide journalists with the opportunity to report internationally on issues not traditionally covered in mainstream media. IRP’s new media fellows will focus on Ethiopia’s efforts to prevent newborn deaths, as well as provide an overview of maternal and child health, immunizations, nutrition, communicable diseases, and health care provision, among other topics.
I’m honored to announce that I am one of the 20 Advisory Board Members for the Passport Party Project’s Phase 2 initiative. I will be mentoring one of the selected girls for a 15-month timeframe and help prepare her for her travel abroad.