I'm going to be pretty blunt: if it weren't for the amazing people that miraculously were put into the same group as me (minus the program leader, Victor), I would not have enjoyed this trip at all. teaching was difficult, especially since I had no experience and the "teaching workshops" taught us nothing valuable to utilize in the program. my group basically had to fend for ourselves and suffer together. Victor lacked the ability to support and help us while we were in need and was unresponsive to our concerns. thank the Lord that Victor had enough sense in putting us volunteers in the same group because that was the only good thing about our trip: us being together and getting through it as a family.
the truth is, I'm surprised this program has lasted for 7 years considering Victor's unbelievable lack of leadership and communication skills. you may feel proud of yourself for actually getting through this program, but who knows if it's going to be worth it? your experience might even be worse than mine. good luck to you all.