For this years service day, my advisory along with a couple others went to the AFYA organization. AFYA takes in thrown away medical supplies, sorts them, then send them to refugee camps around the world.
I learned that thrown away medical supplies were repurposed and sent over to refugee camps. I also learned how many perfectly good supplies actually get thrown away. It was crazy to see the large amount of almost wasted supplies. I also learned how much our work at the AFYA organization helps. After volunteering at the organization I realized that every little things helps. Us working for three hours helped sort a ton of medical supplies.
for the YPI project, my group chose to work with the topic of female homelessness. We worked with the the organization the Coalition for the Homeless. Prior to completing out project I was excited to work with female homelessness because of the lives that it effects. After doing the project, even though we didn’t win, I am happy to have learned more about the problem and to meet the charity we met with. My talking on the phone skills as well as leaving messages skills improved greatly. Before the project when I talked on the phone with strangers I felt nervous about speaking. During the project because I knew what to talk about, I was able to communicate effectively with the the person on the other end of the phone.the most challenging part of the project for me was setting up a time to meet with our charity. Getting them to finally respond to us was a struggle, but it felt so good when we finally met and talked with them because they helped us better understand the problem and how they are trying to combat it. After realizing that the charity aspect of a community is a great one, I found that this project does have a great deal to do with our course curriculum. It teaches us that helping others is important to keep order in a society.