July 2012

Roaring River Park in Petersfield, Jamaica

Roaring River Park in Petersfield, Jamaica

One of the many sites Amizade volunteers visit in Petersfield, Jamaica is Roaring River Park – home to beautiful scenery and swimming holes, rich in culture and history, and the site of world-renowned limestone caverns.

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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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Safari Njema! Our Mid-term Break in Bukoba

Safari Njema! Our Mid-term Break in Bukoba

We were all ready for our break in Bukoba. The students were excited to do something new and leave their studies behind for a few days. Paul and I were happy knowing our budget would allow for some exciting adventures. We set out on our journey from Misha walking with our backpacks ready for adventure. After waiting for the Bunda bus to arrive in Kayanga, we boarded and were off to Bukoba.

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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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4th Annual Water Walk

4th Annual Water Walk

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

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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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