Jessica from Canada is studying to be a community development worker. She came to Destiny Gardens in the summer of 2009 to get some experience working with a grass roots organization.
Jessica says – “I can’t speak highly enough about my time in Africa. The kids were amazing. They are so eager to get to know you. If you are willing to spend the time reading a book you will quickly find yourself surrounded by a bunch of wonderful kids super excited to listen, it’s adorable. I was so surprised by how quickly I bonded with them.
As a community development student I really admire Jacob’s focus on the future of the school. He is always looking for new and inventive ways to make the school self-sustainable. For example he started a garden on the school grounds. The crops from the garden are fed to the children and sold to raise money for the school.
This program is also a great way to experience Africa. The volunteer house Jacob provides is close to all sorts of great tourist attractions like safaris and beaches. You really get the best of both worlds program.”