Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Why am I doing this? Am I completely crazy?

Those of you who know me well know that I am a bit of a non-traditionalist. I have already spent 2 years of my life volunteering in Cambodia, why in the world would I want to do it again?

I returned "home" to Canada after almost 2 years as a United Nations Volunteer in Cambodia to a global recession and no jobs in my field of Adult Education ANYWHERE. Being unemployed for several months gave me the opportunity to reflect on what I really wanted out of life. It reaffirmed my need for a career (rather than a job) which gives me a sense of purpose while allowing me to travel and share my skills with those who really need it at the same time.

CUSO-VSO is quite well-known in Canada for sending volunteers to assist in developing countries throughout the world. For more information or to donate to CUSO-VSO, please go to http://www.cuso.org/.

I still have a couple of months until the start date of April 14 and still have a training in Ottawa where I'll meet other CUSO-VSO volunteers and learn how to be the best volunteer I can be. The position is a Basic Education Methodology Trainer which means I will be sharing best practices in education with teachers in rural Rwanda. I have done a great deal of research into this incredible country but still have a great deal to learn! Wish me luck!

1 comment:

  1. You are NOT crazy, you are an adventurer! We all wish we had a little of your wanderlust for travel! We are excited to "follow along" on your travels.

    The Drinkwaters