A Preconceived Notion
Posted: Thu, Jul 21, 2016
The preconceived notion when one imagines volunteering is that you will always be teaching or just talking with children, but it isn’t always that way. In recent days, we did lots of physical labor, and we have corn to realize how important and lasting that kind of volunteering can be. We built and planted an entire garden with a fence by hand in front of a school. That will provide food in the future, when their government rations are not enough.
To finish the garden, we stayed until the sun went down. Many volunteers go to these countries and are excited to begin projects, but neglect to complete them. However, we wanted to complete the job we started to the fullest. We learned whether you’re painting rocks, digging on your hands and knees, or teaching children colors in English, it is essential to give the community what they need to your greatest ability.