When I signed up for the CIIP, I was looking for an adventure. I knew I was going to a place I had never been before – a place most tourists don’t go. I knew I was going to work with nine other Celanese employees that I didn’t know. I knew I was going to help someone else and make the world a little better.

About a month before we left, we were told which NGO (non-governmental organization, a.k.a. charity) we would be working with and what they wanted us to do.  Rick, Barry and I got a “Scope of Work” that was two paragraphs. It said Casa Betesda’s registration, inventory and donation systems were all on…