Alena "Coogie Cruz" is a graduate student at Columbia's Masters in Social Work program with a minor in International Social Welfare.
When asked why she wanted to go to South Africa, Alena answered " Though I am aware of the needs in the United states I feel that many of the global get ignored more often. Kind of an out of sight, out of mind thing. I believe that right now is the moment to use all my skills as a early childhood educator and Social Work to make a global difference. Volunteering at this South African orphanage will be the stepping stone to something much bigger and will serve to bring awareness to children's issues globally. With your support, I can be closer to making this happen.
For more information about Alena, African Impact and the opportunity to donate, please check out my sitehttp://www.gofundme.com/
Here is a perfect example of young people that are really doing something to change the world, give whatever you can EVERY dime counts.