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Volunteer Post

Building Skills and Confidence of Youth

Jen Snow

This week marked International Youth Day. Many Winrock Farmer-to-Farmer volunteers work with youth to build skills and confidence to enable youth to improve their livelihoods. What work could be more important?

Volunteer Bonnie Loghry shares her thoughts after working with a youth association in Mali:

“Coming to Mali has touched me greatly on a personal level; the people of Mali are gracious, kind and have such a wonderful sense of humor! This assignment has provided me with a deeper appreciation of how much people can accomplish when they come together, united in a single purpose, as has the Youth Association of Bla [my host organization]. The members of this association came to each training with open minds and hearts ready to absorb new knowledge; I will use these good people as examples for all future students with whom I have contact in the United States.”