Category Archives: Africa

First Week

Hi all! We’ve been witihout electricity for a lot of the this first week, so not many updates from me. I am writing blogs frequently on my phone, however, and I’ll publich them as soon as I get power. I am doing well. Loving my time and experience here. The people of Shimoni are so lovely, I’m learning a ton about

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When I first stepped out into the city of Mombasa I felt a great sense of dread and overwhelming anxiety. Mombasa is a small island, but literally has about 4 times as many people as the entire state of Idaho. It has a constant buzz about it where it never seems like people never stop moving, and things never quiet

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First Night

I made it to the hotel which is amazingly beautiful. I just finished anamazing dinner with three other volunteers I’ve found who I will be teaching with. We are quite the diverse group so far. Two from the States, one from Sweeden and one from London. Excited to meet the others tomorrow and head out to the island. Definitely enjoyed

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I’m off!

And so begins my journey! Although not quite like I expected it to start. Instead of being filled with joy and anticipation, I found myself crumpled up on my stairs, sobbing when it came time to leave. I’ve only left Evan once before (3 days for a work conference) and I’ve never been away from my sweet Lulu for more

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The words are difficult to form because I’m still in a bit of shock, or maybe I am simply overjoyed. I’m going to Africa. Those are the important words. Here are a few more that might further elaborate. Below is a letter that I wrote to one of my best friend that explains things a little better. So, for as

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