The volunteer trip to Niger last year exceeded my expectations! The concrete, measurable goals of that trip included installing a computer lab at the boarding school, training teachers on the computers, painting murals, revamping the school’s library and doing crafts with the children. The more subjective goals were to learn about the Nigerien culture and facilitate opportunities for volunteers to get to know their Nigerien colleagues and friends in meaningful ways. I truly believe that we were able to accomplish all of that and more.
We have another trip planned to Niger in July 2011 and I invite you to join us! Feel free to email me at KVanderKamp@RememberNiger.org for more information. I have no doubt it will be a memorable and enriching experience for all participants. Please read the reflections from previous participants (Coleen and Allison), and view the YouTube video of this trip.