My name is Jenn Solomon and I am leaving for Ghana tomorrow night to volunteer for ELF. I have been volunteering with ELF for the past six months, and I cannot begin to describe how much my life has changed since I met Jaymie and started volunteering with her organization. Ever since I can remember I've wanted to travel. I wanted to see other parts of the world and learn about different cultures and ways of life. I always knew that there was a lack of education throughout the world, and I always wished there was a way I could do something about it. I have always told myself that one day I would try to make a difference and be a positive influence in someone else's life, and I believe ELF has given me the opportunity to do this. This organization stands for everything I believe in, and I cannot put in words how excited and motivated I am to be given this opportunity to travel to Ghana and help sustain the projects that ELF has implemented.
I've been out of the country before, but I have never been to Africa. I've been reading a lot about the region I am going to be living in and Ghana in general, but I feel like I am going to have to figure a lot of it out once I get there. Everyone asks me if I'm nervous or scared, but I'm not at all. I am so excited to go and ready to leave after months of planning this trip. I just can't believe I'm actually leaving tomorrow! I have never been given an opportunity like this and it is something I have always wanted to do. This next month will definitely be an adventure and a trip I will remember for the rest of my life. I love all of Jaymie's stories about her time spent in Ghana and I can't wait to have my own stories, pictures, and memories to bring back and share with my friends and family.
The Elisa Lanera Foundation (ELF) was formed with knowledge acquired after traveling to Africa and noticing that the root cause of most of the social issues affecting their communities was due to a lack of education.
Our purpose is to provide scholastic education to children, vocational training to adults and HIV/AIDS awareness to all persons in the poor communities of Africa impacted by a lack of educational resources.... full info