Category: East Africa

East Africa

Everyday Magic in Tanzania

Mambo!

Greetings from Arusha, Tanzania! So much has happened in the last few days – a snake farm, dalla dalla rides, street haggling, trying custard apple – I don’t even know where to start! Pole pole! (“Slow down!” in Swahili.)

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It All Starts with a Cow: 2016 Alumni Project Fund Winner

This is a story of a badass group of women in Kenya leading the charge to create change within their community.
Pamoja Tuinuke, a farmers empowerment program based out of Nyeri, was united and founded by women-led self-help groups spread across thirty-eight communities to address local issues. These women are actively solving problems with innovative solutions while simultaneously serving as an example to young girls and other women around them to assume leadership positions.

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East Africa

Recognizing Your Privilege

We’ve been in Tanzania for about one week, and it’s been quite the experience. After a 48-hour span of flights, I was immediately surrounded by 12 strangers from the U.S. and Canada, all excited to get to know each other and see what the next forty days had in store. I didn’t know what I was getting into, but I was ready.

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East Africa

From Chicago to Shule

I wasn’t sure what to expect as I embarked to Tanzania with Operation Groundswell. Approaching the trip, my knowledge was limited. I knew that it would be winter in Africa. I knew that there were giraffes and elephants and lions to encounter.

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2015 Alumni Project Fund Winner

Operation Groundswell’s Alumni Project Fund was created to support our alumni in their quest to create positive change around the world, while continuing to engage with OG and our global community. This year, our Alumni Project Fund Committee received yet another batch of strong proposals for

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Critically Assessing Community Engagement with RWEYOWA

After nine years of running programs, Operation Groundswell has worked with some incredible organizations on projects that have shaped, changed, and motivated everyone involved. 2015 was no exception; this past year we saw more projects that inspired participants, encouraged partners, and positively impacted communities around

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East Africa

Clean Drinking Water for Namasuba

RWEYOWA assigned us the project of helping with the reconstruction of a well for access to clean water. We started work the next day, which included removing the garbage and excess dirt from the water source, then building a permanent guard with limestone, rocks, sandbags, and cement.

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East Africa

Top 15 Things To Do in Nairobi

Welcome to the metropolitan centre of East Africa! Nairobi is one of Africa’s most dynamic cities and its cosmopolitan charms, cultural treats, and delicious cuisine will capture your heart in no time.

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