June 2011

Sankofa and the Slave Castles of Ghana

Sankofa and the Slave Castles of Ghana

Gazing upon the structures today, breathtaking white-stone castles overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, it may be difficult to grasp the tragic history that lies within their walls. Cape Coast Castle and Elmina Castle, located on the southern tip of Ghana, are both stops along an Amizade volunteer program in the West African country.

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Felix and the Pump

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The More You Stare, The More You See

The More You Stare, The More You See

One night over spring break this year, I was lying on the hood of a car in Tuba City, Arizona, in the Navajo Nation Native American reservation. Gazing up at the stars above, unobstructed by trees or buildings, I reflected on my week with new friends doing the same by my side. The stillness and peace was broken seconds later as one of our friends proclaimed, “the more you stare, the more you see.”

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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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Learning Spanish in Cochabamba

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How Far Would You Walk For Water?

How Far Would You Walk For Water?

Today, March 22nd, we celebrate World Water Day.  World Water…

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Water Balloons, Foam, and Fun: Carnaval in Oruro

Water Balloons, Foam, and Fun: Carnaval in Oruro

This guest blog from Amizade WVU semester student Shawnna Mullenax,…

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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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Keeping Warm in the Navajo Nation

Keeping Warm in the Navajo Nation

In the desert of northeast Arizona, in the Navajo Nation…

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