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Seeing myself for the first time

Seeing myself for the first time

In 2010, Ruby Maddox, a student majoring in Public Policy…

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Community Engagement: an International Journey

Community Engagement: an International Journey

Introducing the Hill District Global Engagement Coalition! Pittsburgh’s youth are…

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Home away from home

Home away from home

This past winter, Verlisha Brandon, a Virginia State University student…

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A moving reminder: love and respect every day

A moving reminder: love and respect every day

This post is a group blog and will include submissions…

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A Long Time Coming: Ghana Library Scheduled for Completion

A Long Time Coming: Ghana Library Scheduled for Completion

A long journey is getting the exciting resolution it deserves….

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Rhiannon in Ghana: Exploring the Effects of Palm Oil Production

Rhiannon in Ghana: Exploring the Effects of Palm Oil Production

A jumble of stories, experiences, and memories came tumbling from my lips when I was asked about my five week placement as an Amizade Individual Volunteer in Jukwa, Ghana. It has proven to be impossible to summarize my time there when every single moment was filled with excitement, joy, and a new lesson. Perhaps the most interesting, and unique, aspect of my stay in Ghana was learning about palm oil and its role in the local community.

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Africa: The Danger of a Single Story

Africa: The Danger of a Single Story

A single story becomes that which we judge all other people from; it is a one-dimensional perspective of something that is actually quite complex. It is a misinterpretation of reality. It is a lens through which we look at everything from, it narrows our perspective, and once we know the single story, it becomes difficult for us to stray away from that. These stories often become the only stories.

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"Why Go Back to Ghana?"

"Why Go Back to Ghana?"

Writing about something that has had such a profound effect on your life – personally, academically, and professionally, is a daunting task. You want your readers to feel, see, and hear the same sights, emotions, and experiences that you felt. You want them to understand the connection you feel to the library, the clinic, your homestay family, and the community as a whole. You want to accurately answer the question you are asked on a regular basis, “Why go back to Ghana?”

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World Water Day

World Water Day

Today, March 22, marks the 19th World Water Day and there is a lot to celebrate! In the past, World Water Day has been a time to raise awareness about the millions of people who do not have access to safe drinking water, and while there are 783 million people who still lack access to safe drinking water, we would like to take today to recognize the incredible progress we have made on this issue.

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