Volunteering at the Potters Village was without doubt the best moments of my life so far. I quickly felt at home, being welcomed in by everybody and having all the support needed from the staff to make me feel comfortable in then, Unknown surroundings. The children are truly incredible, and you will fall in love with them as soon as you meet them. The home and staff need the volunteers help with childcare, medical needs and teaching in the classes daily. I found teaching the children quite challenging but so rewarding, seeing them move forward in their subjects is just the best feeling. The hardest part of the trip is leaving, no matter where I am the people of Potters Village are always in my heart. Please support them and embark on a trip to visit, it will be the best decision that you make!
My name is Amy, I am a 19 year old Canadian whose journey began with The Potters Village February 2016. When I first arrived at The Potters Village my heart immediately felt elated with love and happiness. I began volunteering with childcare which entailed bathing the children, getting them ready for the day, assisting with meals and helping the children with their school work. After a while I began teaching. Now, I am not a teacher by any means, however, the children were left with out a teacher and all they wanted was to learn and observe. I ended up teaching class 1, which I absolutely fell in love with. I was amazed by the children and their urge to learn. It was beyond humbling. Not long after that I also began doing medical care for the children. This would entail treating simple things such as headaches or stomach pain, to severe ringworm and malaria. You could only imagine the amount I had learned through all of this. Yet, beyond that the beautiful children of the Potters Village taught me things about life and myself that only God could have imagined. The children simply changed my life for the better. I always felt so welcomed and loved at The Potters Village and the reception was always amazing. The Potters Village is ran by a lovely women named Mama Jane. You can see how much she cares and loves the children through her everyday life. However, in Ghana resources are limited and attaining them is not easily done compared to the western world. If given assistance The Potters Village could have some improvements made. The home is a shelter to over 120 children, yet, in my opinion, is not structurally safe. They are in the midst of trying to build a safer home for the children, but costs are high and materials are not always attainable. Receiving more fruits and vegetables in the children's diets would be extremely beneficial. In the case of building up their immune system and in the long term helping them fight sickness and disease, which is seen way to often. The Potters Village is as loving shelter to so many children, but there are some improvements that could be made to help the children live healthier safer lives. I am committed to The Potters Village and am determined to help provide for the children so they can live better lives. There are so many opportunities if others are looking to provide love, care and education to the children of The Potters Village, I highly recommend it. My time spent with the children are fond memories which I return to everyday. There is not a day I don't think about the moments of pure happiness, love and joy the incredible, beautiful children taught me. Perhaps I helped The Potters Village and the children in some way during my time there, but, it's nothing compared to what The Potters Village and the children taught me. I recommend supporting The Potters Village with a full happy heart.
When I first arrived at The Potters Village my heart immediately felt elated with love and happiness. I recommend supporting The Potters Village with a full happy heart.