It’s crazy to think that we have already been home for three weeks…going on four. Now that we are settling back in to our normal daily routine, we enjoy reflecting back on the sweet time that we had on our first Superkids trip. After 22+ hours of traveling to Taiwan, we hit the ground running as soon as we arrived.
During the span of four days, we visited two partner agencies and saw around 60 children. While each agency had its distinct characteristics, they all had precious children that we enjoyed getting to know. Our favorite experience was getting to witness their personalities shine face-to-face. We also fell in love with the people of Taiwan. Their hospitality and love for these children was such an amazing thing to witness. We were lucky enough to get to see a little of Taiwan while we were there. After a fun ride up the mountains in a cable car, we got to see just how beautiful the city of Taipei is and experience Taiwan’s immersive culture. We enjoyed all the new experiences from the variety of different foods to the shopping centers that were so packed seemingly all night.
Perhaps the most impactful and memorable parts of the trip was witnessing everyone’s level of passion for what they do. From the caregivers and social works in Taiwan to the other Superkids members, the amount of love for the children was undeniable. Additionally, we felt so welcomed by the Superkids family. We are still in awe of what it takes to make these trips successful, and perhaps the most precious thing is the enthusiasm shown from each person we met.
-Amanda Ashcraft, Superkids Volunteer
International Programs Coordinator
New Beginnings International Children's & Family Services