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Sia Turner

Major: Child, Adult, and Family Services

Minor/option/emphasis: CHFS-Youth Programs

Company/Organization: Manna Project International
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Destination: Rumiloma, Ecuador
Timeframe: Summer

Advisor/Coordinator Email:

I was responsible for...
My primary responsibilities as a summer intern here at Manna Project International include leading or assisting with programs such as children's English classes (levels 1-4), adult conversation club at our Centro. I also work with several of our partner organizations. We have several, but three of my favorite are the shelter for teen moms where I volunteer weekly, the university- where we assist the language department, and Gotita's- a daycare we help at.

I accomplished...
I created a scholarship for children who cannot afford English classes and got our organization to agree to match up to $500. Together with my team, we were able to fund over $1200 worth of scholarships!

I learned...
The world is so much bigger than we think, and our lives, all across it, throughout each continent, culture, and language are so incredibly unique and still, at the same time, so similar. We all want love and to be happy and healthy.

Advice for others...
Trust your team- it makes all the difference in the world working with people that I trust and can count on.

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