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LearnServe Zambia 2017: Victoria Falls (7/11)

July 11, 2017 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 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 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 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 Zambia 2017: Butterfly Tree (7/7)

July 10, 2017 Yagass, our wonderful leader of the day, woke us up at 6:45am sharp this morning.  As most teenagers do, I responded to her wake up call with a quick moan and then rolled over for five more minutes of sleep. My five more minutes of…

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LearnServe 2017: Perspectives on Consumerism at Greenpop (7/5)

July 7, 2017 Wednesday, July 5 Hi everyone, I’m Noah.  For those of you who don’t know, I joined the trip late after a space opened up last minute.  I can confidently say it was the right choice to come and I’m glad I listened to my persuasive…

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LearnServe Zambia 2017: Arriving at Greenpop (7/4)

Tuesday, July 4 Thinking back on the last couple of days, the only thing on my mind when we were leaving Lusaka was the students at Daughter’s Vision. I was thinking about how they all were so excited to see us in the mornings and…

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LearnServe Zambia 2017: From Lusaka to Livingstone (7/1 – 7/3)

Saturday, July 1 Yesterday was one of the more chill days in the sense that we could sleep a little longer and wake up later because we had finished teaching at Daughters Vision. We left the Guesthouse around 9:30-10am to go and paint a mural…

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LearnServe Zambia 2017: Teaching At Daughters’ Vision (6/30)

July 2, 2017 I am very appreciative of this experience in Zambia. Everyday there seems to be a new activity to look forward to. After walking to Daughter’s Vision School, we were greeted by the awaiting children. It was both refreshing and heartbreaking to see the kids. While…

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LearnServe Zambia 2017: Girls’ empowerment – 3 Examples (6/29/17)

June 30, 2017 Today was our second day of teaching at Daughter’s Vision. My group of 4 students is teaching the arts in a small cramped room with limited space and chairs for the children. This made today especially stressful because the classrooms became very overcrowded with as…

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