Danielle's Volunteer Trip to Kenya
Organized by: Danielle Casapulla
My name is Danielle, I am fifteen years old and hoping to be able to go on a life changing experience not only for me, but also others. I am fundraising money to support my trip to Kenya next summer. My trip is offered through the Me to We and Free the Children organization. Me to We is an organization that focuses on getting teens and adults to help make an impact on the world through their everyday choices. They believe that if we all join together anything is possible. Me to We trips focus on women's rights, food security, education, health care, and access to clean water in third world countries. If I fund-raise enough money by next spring I will be able to travel to Kenya with a group of teens who I have not met and are just as passionate as me to make a change in the world. On my trip I will be getting the once in a life time chance to be fully emerged in the everyday life and culture of the women and students living in a village located in Kenya. While on my trip we will be visiting a health clinic to get a full understanding of the challenges that people living in the village are faced with. We will also be working on a development project were we will be building a school that children in the village who are unable to get an education will now have the opportunity to go to school on a daily basis. I am very lucky to come from a stable household were we have food and water on the table every night and I am able to go to school everyday. I often forget just how lucky I am to be able to get an education and the amount of options I have for my future. I am hoping that this trip helps me realize just how lucky I am and empowers me to be able to continue to make changes in the world! Many people in the world are not as fortunate as me and I want to personally get a hands on experience to possibly change someones future by giving them an education. Going on this trip will make me rethink every further decision I make in life and give me a new perspective on my education. While on the trip I will also be able to work with some of the locals and get to experience a whole new culture. If I make enough money and get to go on this trip it will be an experience that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. It will also enable me to develop skills to make a difference anywhere. I will be so inspired to do so much more in my own community as well as around the world. I hope that you see just how passionate I am to change the world and donate even just a small amount of money to help change someones life and make my dream come true!!