In Massachusetts, Virginia Marr recently graduated from Williams College with a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature and Studio Art. Ginya came to us with many refugee relief experiences, having served in numerous international non-governmental organizations like Lighthouse Relief, Movement on the Ground, and Collective Aid.
As a high school student, Ginya studied abroad and lived with a host family in Oman. Oman is a country occupying the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula at the confluence of the Persian Gulf and the Arabian Sea. This experience initiated her desire to serve in refugee relief. Ginya shared her experience living in a foreign country, feeling isolated, and coping with a language barrier. She then realized how difficult it must be for refugee seekers who suffer similar experiences but for incomparable circumstances. She recalls how great it felt when people were nice and patient with her.
When researching her next volunteer opportunity, Ginya found La Posada Providencia. She was impressed with the organization’s sustainability and appreciated the holistic services provided. The past few weeks Ginya has supported La Posada in case management, housekeeping, and administrative duties. Ginya wants others to know, if looking to volunteer, La Posada is a community of love, and the work performed rewards your efforts with considerable knowledge. Ginya is finishing her last week at La Posada, having served three weeks. We are very grateful to have met Ginya and wish her the best of luck. She will soon be attending the University of Oxford, in England, focusing on Refugee and Forced Migrations studies.
If you are interested in volunteering with La Posada Providencia please visit https://lppshelter.org/
Clients assisted from July 1, 2021 – August 14, 2021 (Fiscal Year):
Clients assisted from August 8, 2021- August 14, 2021
The following nine (9) Countries of Origin represented in August: