March 2016

Leading a Group with Amizade

Since 2012, Slippery Rock University has partnered with Amizade to…

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Navajo Nation: Something I Never Expected

Navajo Nation: Something I Never Expected

The only expectation I had for my first trip to…

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20 photos for 20 years: Amizade celebrates two decades

20 photos for 20 years: Amizade celebrates two decades

Amizade was officially incorporated 20 years ago today. Amizade is the brainchild of founder Daniel Weiss; the result of never-ending efforts by communities around the world; and it is an ongoing global movement by over 7,000 volunteers, staff, and board members. Amizade will mark its 20 years with its Celebration and Fundraiser event on November 1. But for today, we here at Amizade scoured the archives and found 20 pictures from our vibrant 20 year history, ranging from epic, funny, bizarre, and beyond. We hope you enjoy and we will see you on November 1!

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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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WVU in Jamaica: A Clear and Open Mind

WVU in Jamaica: A Clear and Open Mind

This post is part of a group blog and will…

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WVU in Jamaica: We Are Human

This post is part of a group blog and will…

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The Ota Initiative: Endings and Beginnings

The Ota Initiative: Endings and Beginnings

The Ota Initiative, aiming to foster critical thinking skills that students can use to excel academically and in life general, wrapped up its inaugural program for elementary school students in Karagwe, Tanzania in December. The Ota Initiative aims to build skills that students can use to become confident, successful, engaged and inquisitive citizens.

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Meredith in Brazil

Meredith in Brazil

When I met Nathan at the Study Abroad Fair at Duquesne University, it took him 5 minutes and 7 pictures of the Amazon and Tapajos Rivers to convince me that I needed to spend a little time there. Brazil has always intrigued me, but it always seemed so far away, difficult to get to, and expensive. But after Nathan laid out the program to me, I thought, this was my chance to live on the Amazon, with a Brazilian family, learning Portuguese from locals.

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"Middle of Somewhere" – The Navajo Nation

"Middle of Somewhere" – The Navajo Nation

I met the student group at the Phoenix airport and…

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