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“The Last Destination…” -Pico Iyer

“The Last Destination…” -Pico Iyer

By: Anna McGinn ‘14 “The last destination isn’t the final place on the itinerary, but what happens when you get home and try to make sense of it” -Pico Iyer Over the past few weeks, numerous people have asked me to share with them the highlights of my time in South Africa- What will I most remember about the trip? What were some of the most interesting things I learned? Usually, I respond by explaining that although … Read entire article »

Filed under: Climate Change, Mosaic Action, Environmental Politics, Environmental Justice

Reflection on our time in the Valley of 1000 Hills

Reflection on our time in the Valley of 1000 Hills

By: Anna McGinn ’14 Many people we interacted with while in the Valley of 1000 Hills could never imaging the comfortable lifestyle we all returned to after our time in the Valley was complete.  Despite the fact that the children we played with at the orphanage and the people we distributed food to have very little, they were proud and happy with what they had.  It was extremely humbling to see the sustained smiles on their … Read entire article »

Filed under: Mosaic Action

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 »

Filed under: Mosaic Action, Environmental Justice

Our Journey In Pictures

Our Journey In Pictures

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Filed under: Climate Change, Mosaic Action