Young Mother’s Research Project

Virginia Suigo

Village Exchange Ghana provided me with an amazing volunteering and life experience. I joined a research programme on teenage pregnancy, where my experience as a clinical psychologist and as a researcher was appreciated and valued. The research was a preliminary step, necessary to undertake in order to provide informed interventions in the field. I particularly appreciated the seriousness of VEG, where the support of the local community is actively searched and an extremely respectful attitude towards its culture deeply promoted. As a volunteer, I was given the amazing opportunity to understand such a different mentality fully and gradually. As the first experience in developing Country can be pretty tough, being in a supportive environment was essential. And VEG is not only a serious organization, it is also a lot of fun! I would strongly recommend the experience to anyone. God bless!