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Greg and Caroline Spira
Amount Raised
Fundraising Goal $2,000.00

My Message

If you know us at all, you probably aren’t too surprised by this latest chapter in our nomadic lives. Does it seem like we’ve been talking about working and volunteering overseas since we took the training wheels off our bikes? It does to us. Simply put, we’ve always loved experiencing new cultures, learning from others and celebrating the strength and passion of individuals and communities. We obviously hope to share our skills, but learning new ones and experiencing new perspectives is just as important to us. Volunteering with CUSO-VSO continues our love affair with the world around us.

CUSO-VSO made it possible for us to share this experience as a couple – together, both working, both learning. Sharing a similar philosophy of development through empowerment, partnership building and good old fashion skills sharing is right up our alley. Two years, we hope, will be just long enough to develop and grow effective partnerships for sustainable development within the organizations and communities where we will volunteer.

Our CUSO-VSO placements will see us spending two years in Maroua, Cameroon – in the Extreme North province. The organizations we will be working with assist people in rural communities living with HIV-AIDS to enjoy a better quality of life thanks to access to treatment, and other support services.

Caroline is partnered with the Réseau des Animateurs pour l’Education des Communauté (RESAEC) as an Organizational Development Advisor, working alongside the staff in implementing strategic action plans and HIV-AIDS programs.

Greg will share his skills with three organizations: GIC Avenir Femme (GICAF), Réseau des Animateurs pour l’Education des Communauté (RESAEC), Water Energy and Sanitation for Development (WESDE). He’ll support these organizations in the development of tools and systems for monitoring and evaluation of their HIV-AIDS programs.

Follow us on our blog:http://beneaththemosquitonet.wordpress.com

You can view Greg's Photovoice and our photos from Cameroon on our photostream.

We encourage you to support CUSO-VSO volunteers like ourselves. Our time and our skills is what we have to share right now – what can you contribute?

My Team

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Thank you to my sponsors:

Jean Carey donated an undisclosed amount
Jan 24, 2010 3:56 PM
Jennifer Belcher left a message
Jan 5, 2010 8:20 PM
Here's a little money to support your wonderful work. Caroline, do something about women - what their lives are like, what their aspirations are, etc.
Jennifer Belcher donated $50.00
Jan 5, 2010 8:19 PM
Michèle left a message
Dec 31, 2009 10:30 AM
On continue...
Michèle Bouffard donated $150.00
Dec 31, 2009 10:27 AM
dale nigel goble studio donated $50.00
Dec 28, 2009 9:54 PM
Tina Strehlke left a message
Nov 6, 2009 6:42 PM
Hi Greg
Tina Strehlke donated an undisclosed amount
Nov 6, 2009 6:38 PM
André Jean donated $100.00
Oct 29, 2009 9:45 PM
André et Jacline left a message
Oct 29, 2009 9:28 PM
Bonne chance dans votre nouvelle aventure nous penserons souvent à vous.
maury forman left a message
Oct 26, 2009 1:07 PM
it is my pleasure to help support one of my favorite students in your mission. I look forward to hearing more from you.
maury forman donated $100.00
Oct 26, 2009 1:05 PM
Andre et Louise Bouffard left a message
Oct 25, 2009 2:58 PM
Bonne chance dans votre nouvelle aventure papa et maman
Andre Bouffard donated $300.00
Oct 25, 2009 2:53 PM
Billy Strachan, Founder, A Day for Africa left a message
Oct 21, 2009 9:07 PM
Wishing you all the best on your epic journey :)
A Day for Africa donated an undisclosed amount
Oct 21, 2009 9:06 PM
de Villiers & Julia van Zyl donated $100.00
Oct 20, 2009 5:56 PM
Isabelle Bernier donated $200.00
Oct 16, 2009 10:59 PM
Alice Young left a message
Sep 24, 2009 7:56 PM
Best of luck on your adventure! Look forward to checking in on your blog and seeing what unfolds! Bon Voyage! Alice
Alice Young donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 24, 2009 7:55 PM
Caroll and Wayne Taiji left a message
Sep 20, 2009 11:56 PM
Greg and Caroline, We hope you'll include us in your journeys and adventures by sending stories and images over the net. We wish you well and know that you will make an incredible impact on those you work with. Take care of yourselves and please keep in touch.
Taiji Brand Group donated $75.00
Sep 20, 2009 11:55 PM
Joanne left a message
Sep 18, 2009 12:31 PM
Hi, Greg and Caroline May you experience enriching adventures, explore the unique beauty of a new country, and have fun, as you contribute to the wellness and empowerment of others through the benevolent sharing of your many skills.
Joanne Hogan donated $40.00
Sep 18, 2009 12:21 PM
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