Our storytellers in Episode 21 are:
Kelly Molloy, a math teacher from Long Island, decided to honor her 50th birthday by serving in St. Lucia on her first Global Volunteers service program. In Anse la Raye, St. Lucia, Kelly says she fell in love with everything both Global Volunteers and cultural immersion experiences. In July 2017 she served on our inaugural service program in Ipalamwa, Tanzania. For both service programs, Kelly crowdsourced the program fee, and she also raised money to donate textbooks in Ipalamwa. Kelly hopes to serve every year, and is already registered to return to Ipalamwa in 2018.
Amy Herman was a teacher for 35 years, 34 of which she dedicated to the same school in Forest Hills, New York. She has been married for 30 years and has two children: Matthew, who is 24, and Kaitlyn, who is 23. Amy served on Global Volunteers’ inaugural service program in Ipalamwa, Tanzania in July 2017.
Robi Kronberg earned her Master of Arts in Special Education from the University of Northern Colorado and her Ph.D. in Educational Administration and Policy from the University of Minnesota. She resides in Colorado where she works to create and sustain inclusive school communities. Robi has served on two Global Volunteers service programs, including our inaugural program to Ipalamwa, Tanzania in July 2017. She is already registered to serve again in Tanzania in 2018.
Dan is a plastics engineer, an inventor (several patents in innovative alternative energy producing products), and now works with a different kind of alternative energy — an energy healer. This is his second service program – he served in St. Lucia and now Tanzania. While in Tanzania, Dan built an oven and molds that will allow garden boxes, a key element for RCP and getting nutrition to families in Ipalamwa. Dan lives with his wife in San Diego. He has a son who is getting his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Colorado School of Mines.