Tag Archive | children

Ecuador – Gwen Niekamp (2012)

Gwen Niekamp, graduated from Vassar College.  Gwen volunteered this summer at the summer camp in Ecuador founded by another SWF recipient,   Emma Coates-Finke.  Gwen received a $1000 scholarship from Sara’s Wish Foundation. Here are Gwen’s travel safety tips: Before you go, learn as much as you can about your destination—both the country as a whole [Continue reading…]

Kenya – Mariah Hennen (2012)

Mariah Hennen, is a student at Kalamazoo College. Mariah spent the summer of 2012 in Kenya where she is worked with The Umoja Project, developing a palliative care program for vulnerable children.  Mariah received a $1500 scholarship from Sara’s Wish Foundation. Here are Mariah’s travel safety tips: Kenya touched my inner-soul and left there a mark that [Continue reading…]

Brazil – Katy Miller (2011)

Katy Miller is a medical student at the University of Iowa. Katy spent the summer working on a human rights project that addresses barriers to care for children with disabilities in Brazil.  Rachel was awarded a $1000 scholarship from Sara’s Wish Foundation. Here are Katy’s travel safety tips: Know the area.  Ask locals which neighborhoods and streets are safe, and [Continue reading…]

Ghana – Maria Crossman (2011)

Maria Crossman is working on her masters degree in public administration at George Washington University. Maria traveled to Ghana during the summer of 2011 where she volunteered in an orphanage, teaching and mentoring the children in ways that support both their intellectual and social growth. Maria received a $2000 scholarship from Sara’s Wish Foundation. Here are Maria’s travel [Continue reading…]