Today is World Humanitarian Day
One of the biggest risks volunteers are challenged with is the safety of the location they are volunteering in. When I went to Ghana this summer we did a lot of research prior to make sure that we would be safe and out of harms way. We contacted:
The Cape Coast isn't in a war zone nor an area where there was much fear of getting kidnapped or worse. I had an infrastructure in place to keep me out of harms way on this trio, after all, I am 16 years old so I have some obvious limitations to where I can go at this point in my life.
This doesn't mean that I don't plan on traveling to volunteer in more dangerous areas when I am I am out of college because if I am needed, I likely will. My intentions are to become a doctor so I can do more to help people whether they are in areas with more danger or not. I feel it is my purpose in life to help others in need and we will see where it takes me.
Today, August 19th, take a minute to think to pay tribute to aid workers who have risked and lost their lives in humanitarian service.
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