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I am a freshman at Skidmore College and I intend to major in International Affairs. I want to make the most out of my summer break by participating in a volunteer trip that contributes to my future career in International Affairs.
What I'm Raising Money For
From July 1st to August 3rd, I will be volunteering at a refugee camp in Tyre, Lebanon, with LEAP. At the refugee camp, I will be teaching young adults English in addition to facilitating extracurricular activities involving film, poetry, yoga and other areas. All of the money raised will go toward the purchase of my airline ticket to make my trip possible.
Why You Should Give
When I moved to the United States from Ghana as a young girl, I didn’t know English and it took the time of ESL teachers to help me improve my proficiency. Their willingness to provide me with instructions and tutoring helped me to learn the language quicker than I would have without their attention. That’s why I am looking forward to helping Palestinian young adults as others once helped me.