Host Family: Wanda exposed a globetrotter to Barbados!

Penelope homestay barbados

Wanda Griffith a member of the Remy-Cointreau community at World is a Village hosted Penelope for two weeks in Barbados. Penelope discovered the wonders of Barbadian culture and was hosted by a truly wonderful family!

To know more about how the trip went and what it means to be a host with World is a Village read on…

Interview conducted by Josephine Terrien, content manager at World is a Village.  Interviewee: Wanda, host mother to Penelope

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Who is Wanda, host-mother to Penelope?

Josephine Terrien: Hi Wanda, thank you for welcoming us and agreeing to answer our questions.

Wanda Griffith: Hi Josephine, welcome! 

JT: Let’s get started! Could you introduce yourself first?

WG: Hello 😁I am Wanda Griffith and I work at Mount Gay Distillery Limited in Barbados. A division of the Rémy-Cointreau group of companies. We met Penelope’s family on World is a Village and hosted Penelope for two weeks.

It was a great opportunity to expose a child from France to the Barbadian culture.

JT: How did you hear about World is a Village?

WG: I heard about World is a Village by receiving an email from HR introducing the company and the concept to all employees. From that point on it was an obvious choice to use this platform to find a child to host. 

Wanda hosted Penelope
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Why did Wanda choose to host?

JT: Why did you decide to host before sending your own child abroad?

WG: It was a great opportunity to expose a child from France to the Barbadian culture. Penelope even went to school with my son to help their french teacher give lessons. So it was as much showing her our culture, as her sharing a piece of France with us! We went swimming with the turtles and spend a day on a catamaran!

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The benefits of having a child stay in a household, in a family is very great because you get to see how a different culture lived day-to-day

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JT: According to you, what are the benefits of hosting a child?

WG: The benefits of having a child stay in a household, in a family is very great because you get to see how a different culture lived day-to-day and get the experience from a local point of view. 

JT: Would you like to add anything?

WG: Thank you, Penelope! It was great having you here!!!

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