Tanzania

Last day thoughts -Jerica

October 25, 2017

Written by a Norwich student Jerica Wilson I believe people are put into each others lives for a reason and that one part of your life leads you to the next and this trip has proven that for me. For me the past two years that I have worked in the Center for Civic Engagement […]

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Don’t Blink

October 25, 2017

Written by Nicole the trip coordinator and advisor Aug 22 2017 We’re about to say goodbye… again- this time to each other as teammates. Though its more than likely some, if not all of us, will see each other again over the next year, the group in its entirety won’t ever experience what we just […]

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Vicent

September 28, 2017

8/20/2017 Written by Vicent Mwaja, a native of Tanzania, with English as a second language I express my thanks to Nicole and entire group. In our short time together, this group had an exceptionally strong influence on me. As a plant springs from, and could not be without the seed, so every cut of us […]

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Farewell – Mike

September 26, 2017

Written by Mike, a teacher at Northfield High School It has arrived: our final day in Pommerin. Where have these two weeks gone? For me, this trip as been a taste of heaven. Jake tickling the children – cooking with Neida, Jenna, and Anya – guitar lessons with Vince helping the kids place their fingers […]

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Asante Sana – Maria

September 21, 2017

8/20/2017 Written by Maria, a Pommerin native, with English as a second language. To say karibu (meaning welcome in Swahili) is so happy, but to say kwaheri (goodbye) is so sad to us. We having a lot to say and if you can ask us to say all we can not finish, so we want […]

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Clinical -Anya

September 21, 2017

8/17/2017 Anya Hoagland Well two and a half weeks in and I still don’t feel like I’m in Africa. Bridget and I were talking and decided it felt more like summer camp. In all honesty, the first time I realized the difference was at the clinic. Standing on the porch with women and crying babies […]

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Summer plans – Brandon

September 21, 2017

8/16/2017 Written by Brandon Johnson, a sophomore at Norwich University Though I’ve done a lot of things in my life so far, I’m now able to mark a trip to Africa on my life accomplishments. I’d like to extend the utmost heartfelt thank you to Abby and Nicole for persistently asking me to come on […]

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Why Africa? -Amara Freeman

September 21, 2017

8/14/2017 Written by Amara (A.K.A Omar) a Northfield High School When preparing for this trip everyone asked me, “Why Africa? Why would you want to do that?” Until I arrived I had not been able to fully answer them. I guess I’m here because I cant just take anyone’s word for it, I have to […]

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A little bit of a lot – Jake

September 21, 2017

8/13/2017 Written by Jake Apthorpe Norwich Class of 17′ Trying to reflect upon my two months here in one journal entry is like trying to replicate Mt. Rushmore with a chisel, but I will do my best. I suppose that what I  will tell people back home is how much in common they have with […]

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New Experiences -Bridget

September 21, 2017

8/12/2017 Written by Bridget Doney, an Interact member I would like to start off by saying thank you to Nicole for planning this trip. It has been an experience of a life time. Meeting so many new people from this community and having them all be welcoming has made me feel special. The first day […]

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