Door of Reflection --by Kelsey Leon
World Family Children Foundation
Great Experiences --by Riya Pradha
Since 2014, WFCF has positively impacted nearly 2,000 lives in 5 countries.
Young Leaders to Mexico
I really enjoyed volunteering at the Door of Faith orphanage. I expected the orphanage to be in poor condition, but it was actually very nice. I expected it to be sad, dull, and lifeless. Instead, I was pleasantly surprised; it was full of vibrant colors, had beautiful murals, incredibly nice people, and most importantly, the children looked so happy and energetic. Their smile, laughter, and their eyes told me that this was a good place. It was certainly a rewarding experience for me and I was so happy to help out.
Stories From Our Volunteers
The Mexico trip was really amazing. In addition to meeting my awesome roommates and members of WFCF, I had the opportunity to make connections with some of the nicest kids at the orphanage.
I was really surprised that the orphanage was in a very good condition, as I expected to be somewhat run-down. However, it was in great condition. There was a playground and many houses where the kids stayed, all painted with the brightest and happiest colors. The guest house was very comfortable and was equipped with puzzles, cards, and board games to keep us occupied while we were not working with the kids. The atmosphere was filled with joy and happiness at all times. On the first day we made packages of food for the elderly without income and later we Our group had lots of fun making friendship bracelets, building models, and painting t-shirts with the kids, Jose and Marianna. The whole experience was humbling because we got to see how life on the other side is. Sometimes we take things like internet access for granted and this trip really showed how you can make the best of what you haves do it really teaches you to count your blessings.
Being a volunteer abroad does not give you monetary compensation for the time spent working. However, the time spent on volunteering abroad can improve the community and the world at large. The unselfish work that you do has innumerable benefits - for both oneself and others. In everyday life you experience situations that call for your help. A passion to help others can be fulfilled by volunteering for work abroad. Committing your time and energy to the cause that you care about will bring you immense satisfaction.
For volunteers who work at Door of Faith Orphanage, helping with basic education is important as many of the children arrive at the homes after being orphaned, abandoned, or placed there by the courts and have received no previous formal education.
Working at an orphanage offers you the opportunity to help in the emotional, social, educational, and physical development of children. Please be aware that you will be asked to do more than just play with the children and a flexible attitude is always appreciated. All the Care work in orphanage on focuses on providing worthwhile services to produce real results and also expand the skills of the volunteer.