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LearnServe Paraguay 2017: Staying Open-Minded (7/11)

July 11, 2017 I don’t want to write this final blog post, but I have to be open-minded about it. After leaving the campo of Santa Rosalia, I struggled to maintain an interest in the trip. Asunción just wasn’t kicking it for me. I was mostly bored throughout…

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LearnServe Zambia 2017: Victoria Falls (7/11)

Today we embarked on an adventure as full-blown tourists. We started our day with a hardy breakfast made by the hotel chefs.  We then got on the bus and traveled to Victoria Falls, which the locals call “ Mosi-Oa-Tunya.” The falls were very beautiful. As…

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LearnServe South Africa 2017: Safari (7/9)

On Sunday, we explored many things in South Africa. We left downtown Cape Town from the backpackers to travel two hours to the Aquila Resort for a 2 day, 1 night Safari!   At Aquila, we went on our first game ride.  Our driver, John, blessed…

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LearnServe Zambia 2017: Leaving Livingstone (7/10)

Leaving Livingstone today was a bittersweet feeling. Part of me was happy to be starting the long journey home, while the other was sad to be leaving a place that I have grown so connected to. The 7-hour bus ride however, gave ample time for…

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LearnServe South Africa 2017: Last Day with the Homestead Project (7/8)

Today was our last day working with The Homestead Project. It felt good to work with those kids and be able to teach them some of our games. Also, some of the kids were saying some positive things about what we did for their home.…

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LearnServe Zambia 2017: Farming at Greenpop (7/9)

So far Zambia has been an amazing experience that I hope to be able to remember, so I can pass the memories to my children and grand children and great grand children. But since that won’t be happening anytime soon, I am happy to be…

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LearnServe South Africa 2017: The Message Trust (7/7)

My day Friday went very well; I enjoyed every part of it!  The experiences throughout the day helped me reflect on how I would like to help people, and also how to be a better investor and entrepreneur. During the beginning of the day, we…

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LearnServe Zambia 2017: Revisiting Greenpop (7/8)

Today has by far been the most relaxed “service day” we’ve had this entire trip! Since this is the last leg, the bulk of our service had already been done. Yesterday, we went over to the Mukuni Village Primary School, and brought over supplies in…

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LearnServe South Africa 2017: The Homestead–Grassroots/CYCC (7/6)

After today’s experience in working on developing The Homestead–Grassroots/CYCC, a starting area for kids who come from abandoned homes and/or lives affected by “gangsterism,” I felt kind and generous for helping kids less privileged than me fix their soccer field, clean their garage, and build…

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LearnServe Teacher’s Blog: Growth (7/10)

Yes, it’s super late here in Cape Town, but the good news is that it’s not too late back in DC!  I just can’t go to bed tonight without recapping our last few days in Cape Town since we completed the Homestead service work. The

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