Volunteer Sherry Lipsky traveled to Huancayo, Peru to help raise awareness about domestic violence prevention in the region. Through focus groups, staff trainings, and community outreach, Lipsky and our team in Peru were able to see the impact they made on the community first hand during a community education event when attendees shouted in unison “NiUnaMenos” (not one less—the movement against violence against women) while handing out the white ribbons and flyers.
"It’s a very surreal moment when you get to introduce people to something you are passionate about and then in return see them reciprocate those same feelings." Holden Camp, now a junior at Auburn University, served as a 2017 Summer International Health Fellow in Nicaragua. He recently helped organize another trip; this time to Project Alajuelita in Costa Rica, and with a group of other students from Auburn University.
Each volunteer’s reason for choosing Project Anconcito and their experiences on site are as unique as the volunteers themselves. Meet three special volunteers who served with us in Ecuador in 2018. Makda Mehari, a junior at Centre College, who served for five weeks as part of the Lincoln Scholars program at Centre College; Catie O’Reilly, a junior at Vanderbilt University and part of the Ingram Scholars program; and Kathleen Hopps, a high school student from Illinois.