February 23, 2012 | No Comments
Our beloved Kate Chappell is set to embark on another adventure. Through CUSO International, she will soon be heading to Kingston, Jamaica to work with YOU Jamaica, a non-profiit organization that does mentoring and career counselling with the country’s youth. CUSO will be partially funding this endeavour, but Kate also needs to raise some funds, herself. If possible, please consider donating.
Here’s Kate talking about her decision to work in Jamaica:
Moving and travelling has always been a part of my life, as my father worked for Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). In the past few years, I have lived in Boston and Washington, DC and I want to continue to live in places farther abroad. I am motivated to go by this travel bug I have caught, and more importantly, by a desire to help. I have volunteered in my community since the age of 15 and it is an integral part of my life.
Cuso International was right for me as it provides an unmatched amount of support to its volunteers. There is extensive training prior to departure, upon arrival, and support when one returns home.
I will be working with Youth Opportunities Unlimited Jamaica sharing the communications skills I have accumulated as a communications professional and reporter.
YOU Jamaica is located in Kingston. They are a non-profit organization that provides mentoring and career counseling to youth aged 10-19. .
My fundraising goal is $2,000 and people can donate through this web page to receive a charitable tax receipt. Every dollar is leveraged 9 times by CIDA, that means $50 becomes $500, $100 becomes $1000, etc!You can keep in touch by subscribing to my blog.