10/21/2016 0 Comments
Bound for Peace Launches
An Incredible Adventure is waiting for you…
By Kassandra Cabrera
Are you looking for a way to travel abroad? Do you have an overwhelming desire to help people in a different country? Children Beyond Our Borders’ (CBOB) Bound for Peace (BFP) Volunteer Service Trips are back by popular demand! With our new mission:
Bound for Peace is a service trip program that sends volunteers to develop workshops for youth in Latin America. We strive to facilitate interactive and educational workshops relevant to community needs, to strengthen social and emotional support for the kids we work with, and to provide volunteers with exposure to ideas about equity and inclusivity.
Volunteers will not only be facilitating workshops for at-risk youth in these communities but they will be able to fully immerse themselves in the culture of the country where they are working. Volunteers can directly interact with citizens of the communities which will allow them to serve as positive role models and ultimately empower the children to be more than they could have ever dreamed of being. Shanquell Dixon, President of the FSU Chapter of Children Beyond Our Borders, was fortunate enough to be chosen to volunteer on one of CBOB’s past Bound for Peace Service Trips. In her own words:
“During my Bound for Peace trip, I learned that communication isn’t just what you say, but how you interact with others. At many points I didn’t understand what was being said to me or how to respond well in Spanish, but showing the children attention and love was enough to get my message across. This trip allowed me to get in touch with people using my actions instead of my words. I’ll never forget how great of an experience this all was for me.”
This hands-on experience gives volunteers a chance to not only better the communities where they are working, but they will be given the opportunities to better themselves as well. Volunteers will be able to visualize the hardships that these children go through in a way that they have never been exposed to before. By acknowledging the difficult lives of citizens in these impoverished areas, our volunteers will come back with first-hand knowledge that will permit them to spread awareness of these hardships and how CBOB helps these communities.
The cities we will be travelling to on our several service trips are: Medellin, Colombia, Cali, Colombia, Cartagena, Colombia, and Quito, Ecuador. Trip dates and prices will be released to active members and interns at our 3rd Annual Gala. The general public will have access to this information soon after!
Join us on one of our Bound for Peace trips! An incredible adventure through a fascinating city is waiting for you.
For more information visit: www.chbob.org/bound-for-peace
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