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I have always wished to volunteer abroad. My previous research visit to China enlightened me regarding the situation of students in rural China. I visited Xian and noticed the lifestyle of local farmers and workers and even visited the local schools. I was baffled by what to me was an abandonment looking building yet was called “Primary school” by others. Most of the private schools in the city arrange for English teaches. But I hope to educate the children of the hard working farmers and locals that cannot afford to give their children dreams and hopes. I’m volunteering with International Volunteer HQ, and although their prices are competitive and lower than all the other volunteering sites I’ve looked at costs and they are still pretty steep. With registration fees, program fees, flights, visa, immunizations, etc it’s all adding up their fees and information can be found at http://www.volunteerhq.org/affordable-volunteer-fees.html .
About the school: http://www.volunteerhq.org/xian-xigang-primary-school.html
I hope to volunteer for 3 months. The placement costs for the duration are around $1865 and then my airfare of around $1300-1500. I plan to keep a weekly journal and make a website were contributors to this project can see the progress of the children from day one to the day I leave as well as videos, and pictures. Contributors can choose to contribute based on levels and get the following reward titles: Giver, Educator, Gold Heart, and The Generous. Each level comes with its own benefits from contributor status on the upcoming website, to personal letters and thank you notes from students , as well as postcards and even personal copies of all journal entries and special pictures of the volunteering progress.
If you have any questions about the program that I’m going on I will be happy to answer any. I’ve asked the company to send me a letter to confirm that I’m on their program and that’s where the money will be going.
Thanks so much in advance 🙂