I had such an amazing experience while volunteering with Niños de Guatemala. During November 2017, I volunteered for a month at El Porvenir in San Lorenzo el Cubo. It was great to see that the students were happy to go to school every day. The teacher made them feel at home! While volunteering in the schools, I was a classroom assistant in the 2nd grade. I also had the opportunity to give the students afternoon sport workshops. I enjoyed my time with NDG so much that I continued volunteering in the NDG office during December to assist the Fundraising team with data entry and recruiting for an upcoming event. Volunteering with NDG has made me realize how lucky I am for the upbringing I had. NDG truly makes a difference in these children’s lives - it not only provides education but also gives back to the community through the extracurricular activities they offer. I highly recommend volunteering with Niños de Guatemala to everyone that wants to make a difference in a local Guatemalan community and help break the cycle of poverty!