Helping young Hondurans build their confidence and find jobs is what Torontonian Rachel Ginsberg set out to do on her volunteer placement.
Rachel volunteered with the Human Development Centre, which develops programs that focus on vocational training for youth in Honduras. “Meeting youth in these communities and getting to know what their lives are like—it’s really difficult for them,” she said. “They live with realities that most of us can’t understand.”
It’s Rachel’s second volunteer stint. Her first was in Peru at the Cuso International Country Office.
“Having experience in Latin America is very important for my career,” she said. “Besides allowing me to improve my Spanish language skills, my volunteer placement in Peru also allowed me to prove my independence and maturity, which has been important in establishing myself as a young professional.”
Rachel was recently accepted to University of Toronto to study a Masters of Social Work.