To be in Africa is one of my wish list

April 25, 2012 4:11pm CST
It was in my college days when i saw a news about africa. The picture of a child still frame in my mind and my heart was filled with sympathy. Now that I am in a medical field, it is one of my wish list to travel africa and be one of the volunteer in there. Is there anyone who could help me realize this wish list. I am happy to hear some tips and guides. thank you
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@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
26 Apr 12
Africa -  The actual continent of Africa consists of 47 countries. There also 6 islands bordering the continent that are usually included in the overall count of African countries, bringign the total to 53.
 The poorest country in Africa is not that surprising. It is the country of Zimbabwe. On a sad note, the reason for the poorness is due to the fact that many people have dies from the AIDS virus.
I have always wanted to go to Africa. I wanted to join the Peace Corp when I was younger, of course that never panned out. So it's on my "bucket" list of things I want to do one day. I have always admired the way the people continue to muddle through all their hardships, it breaks my heart to see pictures and things of dying children and families due to hardship and everything else. When I was younger I thought how terrible it was for people living in other countries... Now that I am older and wiser, I still think it's terrible...but now I see how bad it is in some parts of my own country and I can't do much to help that either. You could look for volunteer opportunities, I found many but about 12 years ago I was very sick with Necrotizing Fasciitis (sp) so now at 51, I'm not looking for hard work...lol I'm so darn out of shape from doing nothing for so long I can barely help myself. But I keep plodding along and will find an opportunity somewhere...just keep searching and you will find a way. One of the most important lessons I have ever learned is "If there is a will, there is a way." Good luck I hope you find a way to fulfill your dream. Mari
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@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
26 Apr 12
I have always wanted to go to Africa. I wanted to join the Peace Corp when I was younger, of course that never panned out. So it's on my "bucket" list of things I want to do one day. I have always admired the way the people continue to muddle through all their hardships, it breaks my heart to see pictures and things of dying children and families due to hardship and everything else. When I was younger I thought how terrible it was for people living in other countries... Now that I am older and wiser, I still think it's terrible...but now I see how bad it is in some parts of my own country and I can't do much to help that either.
@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
26 Apr 12
Sorry, hit the wrong button...thought I stopped it in time...guess not'