Jamaica

Getting Ready for Jamaica

As I sit with five other members of the Amizade Jamaica Spring Break group the night before we are supposed to leave, a mix of feelings are surrounds us all. We are nervous, apprehensive, excited, exhausted, scared, and happy. We don’t know what to expect, but we all realize that this is going to be an experience that we will never forget.

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Coming Soon!

Updates from Amizade’s 2012 Jamaica Spring Break course are coming…

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School Daze

School Daze

We have spent the last three days helping out in various classrooms in the surrounding communities. Our students have been out and about supporting the students and teachers at Coke’s View Primary School, the Galloway Early Childhood Institute, Ferris Primary School, and the Petersfield Primary and Infant School. It certainly has been a rewarding (and challenging) few days for our students. Over they last three days, they have assisted teachers in the classrooms, graded papers, gave the students some much needed one-on-one support, and interacted with the hundreds of students attending these four area schools.

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Finally!

Our first post! We anticipated this coming much sooner, but they days always seem to get away from us. We landed safely on Jan 3rd, and were met by Mr. Brown, our onsite coordinator, at the airport. We loaded the bus and headed to Petersfield! The ride was quite the experience for our students, as the traffic and winding roads left some students at the edge of their seat. Once we arrived, we had an orientation to the program, met members of the local community, and were treated to our first Jamaican meal.

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Jamaica, here we come!

Jamaica, here we come!

In early January, 2012, a group of university students from Keene State College in New Hampshire will travel to Petersfield, Jamaica to serve and learn with Amizade’s community partners in Jamaica. Follow along on their adventure on their blog, https://amizade.org/volunteer/keene-state.

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Community-Driven Service: Jamaican Style

Community-Driven Service: Jamaican Style

Service is a broad concept, one that has multitudes of…

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A Safe Place to Play in Jamaica

A Safe Place to Play in Jamaica

For more than seven years Amizade has partnered with the…

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Spring Break in Jamaica: Experiencing Traditions

On the drive from the airport in Montego Bay, one…

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College Students: Travel to Jamaica for Spring Break '09

Are you considering traveling abroad for spring break, passionate about…

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