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I was lucky enough to have volunteered on WAM July 24th-27th. That is the Make-A-Wish Wish-A-Mile where the bike riders raise money to ride 300 miles over the course of three days so we need to make sure the places … Continue reading

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Lasting Impressions

Tuesday May 27th Today was the last day of teaching at Meru International School. I will be completely honest, I did not think that I bonded with my students as much as other people on this trip. I thought it … Continue reading

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Things I Have Learned So Far

Here is a quick list of some things I have learned.  This is in no way close to everything nor should you be worried for me! I’ve learned that some swahili words are very close in spelling so you have … Continue reading

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Mt. Kilimanjaro: the tallest mountain in Africa and guess what we were doing today? We were going to climb it. Now I don’t mean actually climb it to the peak, but to the first hut. The mountain is around 20,000 … Continue reading

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It’s Friday!!! It seems unreal that next week is our last full week of teaching and then the week after that we only teach monday and tuesday! The first week went by so slow and it was rough, but now … Continue reading

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Just another day at school

As we were heading to school today, Josh and I didn’t really know what we were in for. The math teacher who we were teaching for was back so we didn’t know what we were going to teach. Our headmistress … Continue reading

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Getting Ready!

          This week is when my trip is really starting to sink in. I’ve been preparing for this, but I am beginning to realize how long until we leave. Twenty days. Twenty days! That is how far … Continue reading

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