06.07.2009 - 04.08.2009
For the past two months we have been travelling throughout Africa and it has been absolutely incredible. We are really fortunate because during the first month of our travels we were participants in a Global Service Learning Course based in rural Tanzania. Amizade emphasizes the importance of supporting community driven initiatives while also addressing greater global issues. We took classes, visted with local Non-profits, volunteered with our partner organizations WOMEDA and FADECO, and emmersed ourselves in Tanzanian culture by eating local foods and participating in local customs. Amizade gave us the opportunity to experience a place in the world that we otherwise would not have sought out and because of that our eyes were opened to new experiences and a new way of viewing the world and how we can work towards bettering it. Throughout this blog we will address what we have learned from participating in a program such as this and how we will continue to use that knowledge throughout not only our travels, but our lives. To find out more information about Amizade and their many programs all over the world please visit www.amizade.org.