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Omprakash volunteers have been posting stories, photos and even videos from their time abroad since 2007. We now have an extensive collection of personal stories from volunteers who've worked with our partners abroad. You can browse through the most recent stories below or use the category selection tool to narrow your search. Alternatively click on the Stories tab for each organization we work with to see specific accounts from a particular organization. Be careful - you might lose a couple hours of your day in here! Happy reading.
2 days to go!print story
May 09, 2012
8:30pm on Tuesday, May 8th and I’ve finally gotten around to writing my first journal! In two days at this exact time, I’ll be boarding my flight for Africa; Ghana to be exact. If at all possible to combine the feelings of anxious, excitement, nervousness, caution, and a tad bit of fright, thats the emotion I’d have to say describes best how I’m feeling. I have my passport, my visa, my vaccinations, info about my placement, and even information about my host family...I can finally say that everything’s done! Everything except for my “Goodbye’s”; but those will come soon enough.
I’m looking forward to meeting people; locals, other ProWorld participants, and especially the children I’ll be working with... I’m looking forward to learning the language “Fante”, I’m looking forward to my drumming and dancing lessons, and I’m looking forward to trying many new food recipes...Most of all, I’m looking forward to being apart of such a diverse culture thats well known for it’s rich history.
Since I haven’t yet made it to Ghana, there’s not much that I can write in this journal that you’ll enjoy; however, I will say, stay tuned for all of my journals and pictures to come! I know that very few people get awarded the opportunity that’s been set before me and for that reason I want to do my best to share as many of my experiences with you as I can.
Until next time...