April 2014

WVU in Jamaica: We Are Human

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WVU in Jamaica: Picturesque Negril

WVU in Jamaica: Picturesque Negril

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WVU in Jamaica: Bluefields

WVU in Jamaica: Bluefields

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WVU in Jamaica: Arriving in Petersfield

WVU in Jamaica: Arriving in Petersfield

Jamaica is very overwhelming upon arrival. Everything is very fast paced. People are talking very quickly, moving rapidly, and all I can do is stand and stare at how beautiful everything is. There is so much green everywhere. The water looks so blue and so tempting.

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The 2014 Winter Olympics: Sochi Edition

The 2014 Winter Olympics: Sochi Edition

The 22nd Winter Olympics got started Friday in Sochi, Russia, the first Olympics held in the Russian Federation since the breakup of the USSR in 1991. During the games, there will be 98 events in 15 different winter sports, with 12 new competitions, including: biathlon mixed relay, women’s ski jumping, mixed-team figure skating, mixed-team luge, half-pipe skiing, ski and snowboard slopestyle and snowboard parallel slalom.

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Visiting Schools in Jamaica

Visiting Schools in Jamaica

While in Jamaica on an Amizade Global Service-Learning program with John Carroll University, we had the privilege of visiting schools and witnessing firsthand the triumphs and trials of the education system. There is no way to describe the range of emotions and observations I experienced in my short yet eye-opening ten hours I spent with the students but it is safe to say that my experience in these schools rekindled my passion for education and social justice that I will take with me for the rest of my life.

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My Family in Jamaica

My Family in Jamaica

The anticipation was overflowing into the cabin of the airplane. I looked around and took note of where the nine young women on my trip were sitting. As if the expressions on their faces weren’t telling enough, I could just feel their excitement surfacing, as Jamaica came into focus through the tiny windows.

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Amizade Needs You in 2013

Amizade Needs You in 2013

As 2012 comes to a close, we at Amizade would like to thank you for all the positive changes that you have helped bring about in our organization and throughout the world.

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Amizade’s Partnership in Jamaica is Honored!

Amizade’s Partnership in Jamaica is Honored!

We are so proud of our partnership in Petersfield and of the great work done by our site director in Jamaica, Matthias Brown. We are not the only ones recognizing the great work of Mr. Brown and the AOC, in August, the AOC was recognized for their great work with the prestigious Michael Manley Award for Community Self-Reliance! This is the second time the AOC has received this honor. Mr. Brown was also recognized for his outstanding contributions to nation building through service this October with the Badge of Honor for Meritorious Service. Congratulations to Mr. Brown, the AOC, and the community of Petersfield!

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