Once again, we are coming to an end of an unusual year. Though the ongoing pandemic continued to greatly affect us all, it also provided an opportunity to learn new ways to adapt and find new ways to connect. Even though we were still unable to travel, our volunteers continued to support the Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) program through remote and, now, paired assignments.
This year, 56 American volunteers donated their time to conduct 52 virtual volunteer assignments supporting 27 organizations across West Africa, working in partnership with 47 national volunteers from Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria, Mali, and Senegal. This new “paired” assignment model was a first for Farmer-to-Farmer. The feedback from these types of assignments has been enormously positive, and for that, we are extremely grateful to you! It has been exciting to see these new partnerships form and to hear stories about how these assignments are enriching not only for our host organizations, but also for the US and national volunteers. This new model has been an exciting adaptation to our program, and we are so happy that our family of volunteers has continued to grow.
The generosity of our volunteers never ceases to amaze us. Together, Winrock volunteers donated 785 days to share their skills and knowledge with our hosts in West Africa. Thank you so much for your part!
Please keep an eye out for new volunteer opportunities, which you can find here. We’d love to engage with you again!
Have a Happy Holiday Season and Thank You once again for all you do!
-Winrock’s Volunteer Programs Team