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This is my way to stay connected to everyone and document my adventures while volunteering with AIDE in Costa Rica. I will try to update as much as possible with writings, photos, and maybe if we’re lucky, some videos too!

AIDE is a non-profit organization working to build a worldwide community of global citizens who will be part of an ongoing intercultural conversation. They hope to be a catalyst for change in the world by building bridges between individuals from diverse cultures. My specific volunteer project involves working in a home for adolescent mothers and their children, who come from extreme poverty and have been abused/exploited. I will be working in the home with two other volunteers, along with four live-in house mothers, a social worker, a psychologist, two teachers, a part-time nursery worker and two cooks.


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  • 1. Tali Boots  |  January 6, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Hi!
    I am very interested in volunteering at Casa Luz this year. I also live in Colorado and work as a Mental Health Counselor in Boulder. I see that you’ve got some mixed reviews about your experience and am wondering if that is b/c it’s not exactly what you had wanted in an internship or is it b/c of more logistical/admistrative issues. You looked like you had/are having a wonderful time in Costa Rica & I really believe volunteering there could be a wonderful life learning experience for me. I am nervous though about how much money it will cost me to do this. Can I ask if you did any fundraising to help with the costs? So, I realize this is a lot of questions, but I sure would love to pick your mind on how you were able to do this & how you liked it.

    Thanks!
    Tali

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