My GVI experience was exactly what I need at that point in my life, and the perfect way to put it on a shelf and focus on those in need. The GVI Volunteer with children Program gave me the opportunity to step out of my comfort zone, see a country I had always been interested in, and meet people that I will stay in touch with for the rest of my life. The children were certainly characters and their ability to touch my heart at the same time as making me want to pull my hair out was phenomenal! They were just lovable and it was extremely difficult to not pick them up and cuddle them as if they were my own every day. I remember missing them over the weekends even when I was on my own adventures. The staff at GVI were very supportive and open to receiving feedback on areas of the project. Not to mention the excellent food, merchandise, and trips with Moses to project every day with his cool tunes. When I left the project I wanted to be more involved and would love to go back one day for a longer period of time should the opportunity arise. I am passionate about people and my background has always been dealing with people - this project gave me the opportunity to be exposed to different areas of my career.