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The meaning of community.

The meaning of community.

By Emily Bowie ’14 “In developing countries, the norm is for about 2% of children to be classed as orphans, but in South Africa, that figure is more like 17%.” ( United Nations Children Fund) My American naivety once again became apparent to me during the third week of our trip in South Africa. We were told that we were visiting an orphanage and doing some volunteer work and other than that we had little idea of what … Read entire article »

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Reversing the Cycle of Poverty

Reversing the Cycle of Poverty

By: Anna McGinn ‘14 While in the Valley of 1000 Hills, we witnessed the reality of poverty in rural South Africa. Children playing along the side of the highway, one room houses often with patched or collapsed roofs and crumbling clay walls, and outhouses next to most houses characterized the communities we travel through as we distributed food and clothes on behalf of the Makaphutu Children’s Village. The need is stark and the resources are scarce. … Read entire article »

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A Leader does not Choose itself, but is Chosen by People

A Leader does not Choose itself, but is Chosen by People

By: Christine Burns ’14 Our last week in South Africa was spent decompressing after the COP, and helping others. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday were spent working at Makaphutu Children’s Village. Makaphutu is an orphanage mostly for children affected by HIV/AIDS. These children may have lost one or both of their parents to AIDS, and they may be affected themselves, but you would never be able to tell by their spirit. Our task while at the orphanage was … Read entire article »

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Our Journey In Pictures

Our Journey In Pictures

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