Sunday, January 25, 2015

Blog #6

Since my last blog post, I haven't had much time to do research due to the stress from studying for midterms, but I have a lot planned to do this week.  First, I'm planning on finding local orphanages and then doing research on each one to find the orphanage that I want to visit the most.  Then, I plan on calling and scheduling a day and time to visit.  I'm really excited that my projects coming together and that I'm finally figuring everything out.  I'm extremely excited to finally be able to hangout with kids and hopefully make an impact on their lives.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Blog Post 5

Unfortunately, in the past month I haven't made any progress with my project.  I've come up with plans of what I need to do, but I unfortunately don't think this project is going to workout.  I'm not sure how I would raise the amount that it would cost for a plane ticket, and I talked to someone working on a project similar to mine, and she said hers is around $6,000.  Working with kids is still a strong passion of mine so I've come up with a few other ideas I could do that wouldn't be super expensive.

Over break, I was babysitting for a family who adopted their two children and was asking if they knew good programs to travel through for my project.  I was telling the mother that I wasn't sure if my project would workout, and she gave me a great idea: I should go to local orphanages and hold babies that don't get held and play with the kids.  I could go every few weeks and develop relationships with children that feel neglected and like no one cares for them.

I was really looking forward to taking an exotic trip to Guatemala to work with children, but I don't have a way to raise that amount of money for a trip like that.  With my new project idea, it won't require me to raise a crazy amount of money, but I'll still be able to pursue my passion and work with children.