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Sue's Trip to South America!

Sue Radcliffe, IVHQ Program Administrator, returned to the office this week after her trip to the IVHQ volunteer programs in Ecuador, Peru Lima and Peru Cusco programs.

Sue stayed in the volunteer houses and home stays, and our local staff showed her around many of the volunteer programs. Sue enjoyed meeting the IVHQ volunteers and it was very rewarding for her to see what an awesome job IVHQ volunteers are doing volunteering abroad.

In the volunteer in Ecuador program it was especially nice for Sue to meet Melodie Gallico and Sarah McNiven, returning IVHQ volunteers who have previously volunteered on the IVHQ Peru program and Tanzania program.

Sue visited all the volunteer home stays and visited the volunteer in Peru Lima programs, including our Medical, Teaching, Orphanage and Special Needs programs.

In the volunteer in Peru Cusco program Sue stayed in one of the three volunteer houses and again met many IVHQ volunteers. She also visited all the other volunteer accommodation including the home stays. 

Sue visited a sample of the volunteer in Peru Cusco programs, including Special Needs, Cultural Immersion, Construction, Medical, Teaching and Childcare programs.

IVHQ volunteers were busy building a kindergarten which will take three months to complete. Brad Ivie was one of the many IVHQ volunteers busy at work there while his wife and daughter were volunteering at one of the Childcare programs. 

Sue visited two of the Special Needs programs where there is a need for volunteers to help the many children who are physically and mentally handicapped. IVHQ volunteer Stokely Rodriguez said " I know I can make a real difference for these kids in the four weeks I will be here."

Sue really enjoyed her time meeting volunteers and staff in the volunteer in Ecuador, volunteer in Peru Lima and volunteer in Peru Cusco programs.

Jamie-lee, one of our IVHQ Program Coordinators, is currently flying to Africa to visit our volunteer programs in Ghana, Kenya, Uganda and South Africa programs.

Our two new programs in Mexico and Brazil are up and running and are attracting a lot of enquiries and applications - we look forward to sending many volunteers to these new programs!

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