World wide orphans foundation
In the summer of 2008, I had the opportunity to volunteer for an organization called World wide orphans foundation in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This non-profit organization takes in children who have lost their parents to HIV AIDS or other serious illnesses and creates a child friendly environment where these kids can learn and play. My friends and I who volunteered were trained as counselors and asked to be in charge of a small group of children each for a period of six month.
As counselors we were responsible for the safety and well-being of each child. Furthermore, we were expected to design daily programs and activities the kids might enjoy. All in all, I had a wonderful time working with these kids.