Volunteer Name: Britney Cooper
Project Location: Belize City, Belize
Program Dates: From Dec 27 2014 to Jan 03 2015
Volunteered at: Orphanage / Child Care
1- How was the local ABV Coordinator and the support provided in-country?
the staff were very welcoming. Most warm and fun loving and I will miss many of them as well as the children that I met. They welcomed me very kindly.
2- What was the most surprising thing you experienced?
How kind and loving the children were. I'll never forget that.
3- What was most difficult to experience?
The lack of healthcare and nutrition the community receives.
4- Any tips for future volunteers… (Clothing, travel, personal items, donations)
Come with an attitude of WANTING to be there. Had problems with other volunteers that weren't there because they wanted to be. Highly discourage ppl from entering the program who don't acquire the interest in humanitarian work.
5- Personal Paragraph (ABV Program Testimonial):
a.- go to caye caulker at least once
b.- don't be afraid to explore
c.- the men are very outspoken
d.-do not pick up the children
6- How would you describe your accommodation, meals, security (e: host family, on-site, shared)
I liked it a lot. Thank you for the opportunity.
7- What was your favorite memory of this trip?
Good substantial meals. Not much nutrition I'm them though. Security is okay. Accommodation is generally good.
8- How was the ABV USA support prior traveling?
Being With the children on the basketball court.
9 – Are you willing to speak to other potential ABV volunteers?
10 – Are you willing to speak to other potential ABV volunteers?
Prefer not to but can if needed.