Tanzania

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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Home stay family – Jenna

September 17, 2017

8/12/17  Written by Jenna Alexander, a Junior at Norwich University Today we went on our homestays. As I walked down the road from the center, my nerves began to grow. I wasn’t nervous because I was scared, I was nervous because I didn’t know what to expect. Would the language barrier make the day long […]

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Growing together – Meaghan

September 17, 2017

08/10/17 Written by Meaghan a student at Norwich University With only 9 days left at this wonderful center, I can’t help but think about all of the amazing memories we’ve already created and will continue to build. Not only have we grown as individuals but also as a group that we will take back to […]

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Observing the Drive – Alicia

September 17, 2017

Written by Alicia a Rotarian in Northfield Thursday observations during the drive from Dar es Salaam to Iringa- so much to observe during my first day light experience in Africa, I can’t write fast enough. The two lane road’s paved with pedestrian activity on the roadside. Markets hold individual stands of bottled water, soda, large […]

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45 Days – Abby

September 17, 2017

8/8/2017 Written by Abby Joyal; a senior at Norwich. 45 days I have been at the Center for. It honestly doesn’t feel like it’s been that long. It has been easy to fall into the routines and lifestyle of Pommerin. The group arrived 3 days ago and Jake and I were finally able to share […]

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