Janice Smith, Ramakrishna Vivekanada Girls’ Blind and Deaf Orphanage School
Tell us about the organization you work for and what you do for them.
I was the first foreign volunteer to stay and live with the girls in 2009. I taught and and other cultural activities.
Share a favorite memory.
The never ending love the girls had to offer. I learned so much about life and self discover.
What have you learned from your experience? How has it affected your long-term goals?
Material items are not essential to live a happy and meaningful life. I learned so much about their language and culture that positively effects me today on a daily basis.
Do you have any advice for prospective gappers?
Travel with an extremely open heart and try as many new things as possible, except from street food venders