April 2012

Stories from Karagwe:There and back again: A Tale of Water and Fire

Stories from Karagwe:There and back again: A Tale of Water and Fire

March 18th was a beautiful morning with sun and a cool breeze. Seven students and two teachers climbed into a boat heading to an island off the Bukoban coast to visit the burial site of ancient kings. What they were not aware of however, was how this boat ride would be like nothing they would be prepared for. As the long, wooden fishing boat set off from the coast a line of swirling black clouds approached at high speed.

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4th Annual Water Walk

4th Annual Water Walk

Please join Amizade, this weekend- April 9th and 10th- for…

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An Overwhelming Feeling of Impact: Take 1

An Overwhelming Feeling of Impact: Take 1

Amizade has decided to embark on an exciting and innovative…

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4th Annual Water Walk

4th Annual Water Walk

April 9th and 10th, 2011 will mark Amizade’s 4th Annual Water Walk for Women’s Rights, an event that raises awareness about global water issues and raises funds to help support Amizade’s clean water initiatives in Karagwe, Tanzania. Over the past 3 years Amizade has hosted the annual event in both Pittsburgh, PA and Morgantown, WV with over a thousand students and community members walking the 1.5 mile route carrying a water bucket, walking in solidarity with the 1.1 billion people around the world who do not have access to safe water.

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Winter Break in Ghana (2 of 4): Is this helping?

Winter Break in Ghana (2 of 4): Is this helping?

This 4-part blog was produced by WVU service-learning students over…

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Voices From Tanzania, 4 of 4: Bread, bananas and brandy

Voices From Tanzania, 4 of 4: Bread, bananas and brandy

Too weak to walk the 10 km for water, she surrenders to the progression of her disease.
No water, no medicine, no chance to survive.
She lies back down defeated, lips cracked and flaky.

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Voices From Tanzania, 3 of 4: What if…

Voices From Tanzania, 3 of 4: What if…

This week we bring you a series of blog posts written by participants in Amizade’s summer service-learning course in Tanzania. The posts were written by program participants in response to their work with women from one of Amizade’s community partners, Women Emancipation & Development Agency (WOMEDA).

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Voices From Tanzania, 2 of 4: Her Story

Voices From Tanzania, 2 of 4: Her Story

This week we bring you a series of blog posts written by participants in Amizade’s summer service-learning course in Tanzania. The posts were written by program participants in response to their work with women from one of Amizade’s community partners, Women Emancipation & Development Agency (WOMEDA).

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Voices From Tanzania, 1 of 4: I Have Grown From Your Spirit.

Voices From Tanzania, 1 of 4: I Have Grown From Your Spirit.

This week we bring you a series of blog posts written by participants in Amizade’s summer service-learning course in Tanzania. The posts were written by program participants in response to their work with women from one of Amizade’s community partners, Women Emancipation & Development Agency (WOMEDA).

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