Measuring Sustainability of Projects in Ghana: Pre-Departure


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December 22nd 2011
Published: December 24th 2011
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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.

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24th December 2011

Thank You Jenn!
Jenn, you are too kind! We are the ones who should be thanking you! You have done so much for us here at ELF. You're motivation and enthusiasm has enabled ELF to branch out and shine. Your trip to Ghana will not only continue the mission that ELF began, but the lives of the Ghanaian children and their communities will continue to improve - and yours will be changed forever! I wish you the best of luck. Embrace this opportunity and remember that you're limits are what you make them - so shoot for the sky! Never doubt that one person can change the world - because indeed it is the only thing that ever has! All of us here at ELF are standing behind you! Safe travels! All our best, Jaymie Lanera and everyone at ELF

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