Monthly Archives: June 2017

Mary’s Village

Going to Mary’s village gave me a whole new perspective on life. Mary lives in a village called Maande. When leaving MAD she takes a bus for 2 hours and walks 2 hours up a mountain to get to her … Continue reading

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Cooking with Pina

Traditional food in Tanzania is very different from what I am used to in the United States.  Today, Pina the housekeeper/cook at the MAD guesthouse gave us a cooking lesson. Mary (one of the MAD students) and I went shopping … Continue reading

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Inspiring Women of Tanzania

Yesterday, we met two incredible Tanzanian women, both who aspire change in Tanzania.   At the Upendo Orphanage, we met Sister Yasinta.  She told us about history of the orphanage, why there are orphanages in Tanzania and about adoption in Tanzania. … Continue reading

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A fateful click

By Stephanos Antoniades For many years, climbing Mt Kilimanjaro was on my bucket list. I don’t remember when it made it onto the list or what prompted me to add it. I just remember thinking that it was the only … Continue reading

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240 Girls Empowered

I’m currently in Tanzania, Africa with Make A Difference (MAD) and this week I conducted an empowerment workshop for 240 students at an all girls school that two of MAD’s students attend. At home in the USA I’m a professor and activist so teaching is quite familiar to me. However, the atmosphere at the girls school […]

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The Joy of Returning Back

“If you believe in education and want to see a heartfelt, positive experience, MAD is the non profit to connect with for yourself and the children.” Volunteering for MAD is not the typical volunteer experience. It is one of intimacy … Continue reading

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