July 2012

"Why Go Back to Ghana?"

"Why Go Back to Ghana?"

Writing about something that has had such a profound effect on your life – personally, academically, and professionally, is a daunting task. You want your readers to feel, see, and hear the same sights, emotions, and experiences that you felt. You want them to understand the connection you feel to the library, the clinic, your homestay family, and the community as a whole. You want to accurately answer the question you are asked on a regular basis, “Why go back to Ghana?”

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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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Amizade's 5th Annual Water Walk

Amizade's 5th Annual Water Walk

Are you looking for an opportunity to act locally? Do you want to do your part to make a difference globally? Are you an Amizade alumnus that wants to continue to support Amizade’s global endeavors? The perfect opportunity is coming this spring: in April Amizade will hold its 5th Annual Water Walk—in Pittsburgh on Saturday, April 7 and in Morgantown, WV on Saturday, April 21. Join us and walk for a purpose.

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Amizade Volunteer Provides Dental Services in Brazil

Amizade Volunteer Provides Dental Services in Brazil

Amizade is excited to welcome Dr. Eric Safieh to Santarém,…

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Winter Break in Ghana (3 of 4): The Power of Sustainable Partnership

Winter Break in Ghana (3 of 4): The Power of Sustainable Partnership

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

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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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On October 13th, Have Your Donation Matched!

On October 13th, Have Your Donation Matched!

We are thrilled to announce that on Wednesday, October 13th, 2010,…

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