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April 24th: A Bittersweet Goodbye To Our New Friends

April 24, 2014  |  Uncategorized

Today wrapped up the last day of work at the Temple of Faith Primary School in George Brook. It was bittersweet because we are all feeling like it’s time to go home to see friends... Read More

Thursday Oct 23rd: Happy Diwali!

March 27, 2014  |  India

Being in India is an experience in and of itself. However, being in India and having the opportunity to participate in Diwali celebrations is simply priceless. Diwali, the festival of lights, in many ways can... Read More

February 21: Saying goodbye

February 21, 2014  |  Rwanda

Today was a very satisfying but difficult day. We went to visit the Gashora Girls Academy in the morning and walked around their campus. We rode bicycle taxis on the way there. What a blast... Read More

February 20: Last Day On The Project & Baskets Made With Love

February 20, 2014  |  Rwanda

It was another fantastic day today. I received an email for a former Developing World Connections participant who visited Rwanda last summer. He asked if I could find a woman he had met on his... Read More

February 19: An overcast but productive workday

February 19, 2014  |  Rwanda

It was an overcast day today, but we were thankful for that since we needed to paint the outside windows of the kitchen center. We got a lot done in spite of us needing to... Read More

February 15 Gorillas In The Mist

February 15, 2014  |  Rwanda

We had an amazing day today! Five of us from our group went to see the Mountain Gorillas. We hiked for two hours through the jungle. And when I say “through the jungle”, I mean... Read More

November 14: A Group Effort and a View of Mt. Kenya

November 14, 2013  |  Kenya

Wednesday’s activities involved a collective effort of the DWC team together with about 20 adult  members of the village  including both men and women.  We replaced  sections of the original  local 1 1/2 inch PVC water... Read More

November 13: A Tour of the Community

November 13, 2013  |  Kenya

Its the Kenya Water Project Team reporting in again with some bedtime reading:As you will note-getting a little more descriptive on our precise location. All is well here and we have had no rain these... Read More

September 12: Trying to make a difference

November 12, 2013  |  Kenya

When the Softchoice Cares board decided to go to Maai Mahui, Kenya earlier this year I was extremely excited but at the same time I wasn’t sure what to expect. Would we actually be able... Read More

November 12: A Trek to say the least…

November 12, 2013  |  Kenya

We are back after our first day on the job so to speak, more of an orientation day really, but I wanted to send a picture (below) of the job site as we found it... Read More

September 11: Blood, Sweat, and Laughter

September 11, 2013  |  Kenya

Over the past several days I have learned more about myself, my limits and where my strengths lie, then ever before. I have learned in short order that I am NOT the most gifted craftsman,... Read More

September 11: When pride equals education

September 11, 2013  |  Kenya

I grew up in an affluent suburb of Chicago where I attended a public high school that ranks in top tier of schools throughout the USA. From there I attended Clemson University, where I achieved... Read More

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