India Uni 1 CA 2017
Team Member: Sydney Rankin
January 16, 2017
Event Name: ME to WE CA - India 2017
WE Organization and Me to We carry the power of WE globally, while working to create sustainability through their international development model “Adopt a Village.” After receiving a call from their offices in Toronto asking if I would like to join them on a volunteer aid trip to India, I couldn't help but seize the opportunity of a lifetime. Within a matter of days my deposit was paid and here we are! This girl is going to India! In May of 2017 I will be travelling for about 3 weeks, where I will have the opportunity to experience first hand the impact my community at home is having on a community 11,818 km away. We will be working to assess the imminent needs of the communities adopted, and creating means for these communities to raise themselves out of poverty and into a place of effective and adaptive sustainability. By building a school or digging a well we are not only facilitating education and good health, but giving a child the opportunity to attain the quality of life they deserve. We are giving them the chance to believe anything is possible, and providing them with the tools to make dreams a reality. The fact of the matter is more people globally have a cell phone than access to a toilet, and 663 million people worldwide do not even have access to clean water. That’s nearly 1 in 10. I may be just starting the next chapter of my life, however I refuse to sit idly and watch a global crisis unfold before my eyes knowing I could have made an impact. From the bottom of my heart I would appreciate any aid in sponsorship or funding, while together WE make an impact on a movement that could change the world.