Shelina Aziz Gwaduri: A volunteer’s journey from the U.S. to the world. And back again.

Shelina Aziz Gwaduri: A volunteer’s journey from the U.S. to the world. And back againCuso International’s US Partnerships staff Shelina Aziz Gwaduri, based in Washington, reflects on her own volunteer journey.

The notion of volunteering, of serving your community, was ingrained in me during my upbringing as an Ismaili Muslim.

I volunteered as a child, and after graduate school, it was only natural that I would volunteer abroad. So I applied with VSO Canada, which would later merge with CUSO to form Cuso International.

Although I originally planned for a six-month posting as a youth volunteer, by the time I finished, I had worked in six countries, travelled to over two dozen cities, escaped violence, death and natural disasters but, more importantly, I had experienced the goodness of humanity.

via A volunteer’s journey from the U.S. to the world. And back again. | Cuso International Blog / Blogue.
Earlier related: Shelina Gwaduri: Cuso International invited to ‘Champions of Change’ event at the White House

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Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

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