Meeting Akwidaa, a small beach town

Respect. When I walk into a community, that is always on my mind. How can I be conscious and respectful at all times? How can I follow traditional authority? Where is the chief, and how can I meet him? Today, I meet Nana Adams, and immediately follow through with yesterday’s promise: one bottle of Schnapps. …

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Walking the streets of Abene, Senegal

“Hello! What is your name? Where are you from?!” I slow my pace. This is the sixth Rastafarian man to try to talk to me on this 20 minute walk to town. Should I stop? I smile and keep walking. He follows. I have been walking this same hot, dusty dirt road for 6 days …

Vision

As youth, our generation has the whole world before us. With unique access to global communication, information technology, social media and ease of travel, the world has opened up before our eyes. We dream of working in Africa, traveling Europe, living in New York City, relaxing in Latin America or simply communicating across the world …