Volunteer Abroad - Benin, Volunteer Abroad Programs

Photo Essay of a Benin Adventure

Courtesy of Morgann Lyles, Greenheart Travel Volunteer Abroad Participant in Benin

Me in my University of Georgia poncho on market day in Ouidah, Benin.

The Gate of No Return in Ouidah, marking the spot where many slaves boarded ships to the Americas.

My host brother Alex and host sister Merveille playing with my host mom’s motorcycle on the porch.

Me in my custom-made outfit with my host family, which was somewhat distracted by my sister Merveille’s tears. She didn’t want me to leave.

Me on a motorcycle taxi (“zem” or “zemidjan”) in Cotonou.

Two Beninese medical students with me on my first day at my volunteer project at the hospital.

One of my favorite meals: cassava (green container) with “cheese” and sauce.

About Greenheart Travel

CCI Greenheart Travel is personally invested in providing cultural immersion programs that change lives, advance careers and create leaders. We achieve this by partnering with organizations and governments overseas that empower their local communities through experiential learning and practical development. We provide others with the same positive travel experiences in which we ourselves engage. Through travel and cultural exchange, we help individuals reach their full potential, leading to a more tolerant, peaceful and environmentally sustainable world.


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