NGO Abroad

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NGO abroad takes the time to get to know their volunteers' personalities, hopes and desires. NGO abroad walked me through every step of the process, and supported me in my struggle as to how I could financially afford my time abroad rather than expecting a fat check from the get-go.

I had made the choice to gear my career in public health to an international scope so I volunteered in Cameroon doing both Public Health and Sustainable Agriculture. I was impressed with Cameroonians ingenuity and values in resource conservation. My four months in Cameroon will be forever cherished. I am grateful to NGO abroad for this unique and personal experience.

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Posted: March 22, 2013
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By: LMarie
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23

With NGOAbroad, I was impressed with not only a prompt response but also Ann's very fundamental and precise approach of guidance that took hardly 1 hour to give me a clarity on exactly what I want. An Indian, having worked in the field of NGO administration and Teaching Innovation for at-risk children since late 2009 in Hyderabad, Ann advised me to work with an educational organization in Uganda - that exactly seemed to fit not only my skills and learning expectations but also passions. Started by the end of January 2013, I have been in northern Uganda experiencing one of my most stimulating journeys; intellectually and spiritually. I admire Ann's expertise coupled with Mary Ellen's most updated factual knowledge on health and safety consulting that had helped me take a big step towards my dream of volunteering abroad with utmost ease ! Thanks a ton NGOAbroad. I recommend NGOAbroad..

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Posted: March 19, 2013
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10
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Age:
28

My dream was that one day, I volunteer in changing the world (a life) with my skills of work. It had been two years since i completed the University but wouldn't find a job satisfying my career.
In 2012, I found about NGOAbroad where I sent in my questionnaire and my resume, fortunately a reply was sent to me in a period of 48hours where I got encouraged by Ann, the Director.
Ann McLaughlin drove me through all opportunities where my skills would be in need and utilized. She connected me to the Congolese refugee school in Kampala Uganda and a secondary school in Jina Uganda, this gave me hope and happiness.
I will be volunteering in teaching students computer skills, Information Technology skills and giving hope to those who have lost it. Ann has been of great help in every step of achievement, engaging me in what I longed for is a dream come true.
I would recommend NGOAbroad to anyone who has a career to achieve in life, your knowledge, talent and skills are advanced to places needed.
I appreciate .

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Posted: March 5, 2013
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By: Margret
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24

I went to Nursing school after spending a semester in Mexico and realizing how much basic health care was needed in poor communities. It was an eye opener to realize how a bar of soap would have such a powerful effect on preventive health care.

I returned to the U.S. and have been a nurse for decades. Finally it was time for me to fulfill a lifelong dream to be of service out on the wider world and improve my Spanish skills in the process.

Fortunately I found NGOAbroad and Ann McLaughlin. With her help we zeroed in on the kind of experience I wanted and the opportunities out there. Ann connected me with the Sacred Valley medical clinic in Peru.

It was excellent in all regards. The Sacred Valley is a beautiful and fascinating setting. The Medical Director/Doctor really appreciated my help and the fact that I could speak Spanish. The clinic is located in the town, but the Quecha people walk for hours from the surrounding villages to get to the clinic.

The volunteer co-ordinator in Peru was charming - very gracious and helpful. I stayed with her parents. They taught me some Quecha and included me in their lives.

The director of NGOAbroad, Ann, was equally helpful. I appreciated how she endured my crazy nursing hours as we coordinated this placement. The time and individual attention she provides is outstanding.

Would I recommend NGOAbroad to others? Absolutely. I have told several friends about it. I am eager to try out some of NGOAbroad's other medical placements in future years.

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Posted: October 8, 2012
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10
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10
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By: EllenRN
Age:
58

When I first started my research and found out about NGO Abroad I thought I would fill out the application and never hear anything back. To my surprise I got an immediate response a week or two later from Ann ready to answer any questions or concerns I may have. We talked about my interests in photography and videography and how it would be a wonderful experience to visit Sierra Leone, Africa to document the hope and the positive aspects of life in country. After doing some thinking and research I decided to give NGO Abroad a shot because Ann seemed down to earth and extremely well rounded when it came to NGO work.

For about 4 months Ann and I spoke on the phone and exchanged emails regularly concerning the details of the trip and basically ANY questions I had about any topic relating to my journey. I can honestly say I have never felt so comfortable preparing for a trip in my entire life, Ann and Mary Ellen were 110% committed and helpful to ensure my trip was a complete success. Now, I am set to leave for Sierra Leone in 3 days and am ready to live first hand the trip that so many wonderful people helped make a reality. I would recommend NGO Abroad to anyone who wants to travel the world and have the backing of the best staff and people in the business.

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Posted: March 12, 2012
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10
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10
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10
By: Davidson
Age:
23

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