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Category: East Africa

OGEA 2012 – It Begins!

Today is the day. Our first two participants for OGEA 2012 touch down at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi tonight, and Muneeb and I couldn’t be more excited! The past two weeks have been a blur of long overland bus rides, many cups of

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Rwanda? More like Rwaiting..

Kigali – Kampala Muneeb and I touched down at Kigali International Airport on Monday night, ready to hit the ground running. Instead, it felt like all we did during our first two days in Rwanda was wait in lines. We waited over an hour upon

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“SCREW MOSQUITTO NETS..Lets Just Get Malaria”

Hello Amazing OG’ers around the world and everyone following in. Right now we are just entering our second week in our own little paradise known as North Maragoli. We’ve been super busy, super innovative and super epic as we work away on our amazing projects.

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Steamy African Nights

JAMBO Rafiki’s around the world! The last week has been a mind blowing rush of excitement, complete with endless amounts of chapatti’s and bananas as our team has officially been in East Africa for 7 days! We could not be more amazed by the mind-blowing

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Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Oh My!

Well it has been far too long since we posted up here, but that is a testament to just what a jam packed time we have had. Since the last post OGEA through a party that fed nearly 1000 people, we went hiking and tree

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Maragoli Madness

We will begin with a moment of mourning for Africa’s chances in the world cup. We cheered, we cried, we hugged, we gasped, we got in the fetal position and we cried a bit more. It was a good run for Ghana and it was

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Too Busy To Blog

It has been an eventful 10 days to say the least. The team all arrived in Nairobi in the evening on June 21st and shuttled to the hostel for a late night dinner and bed. The next day we had our “chill day” the plan

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Sunset Over the Serengeti

Back in Nairobi excitedly awaiting the arrival of the OGEA 2010 team! I have already met with NaYeon one of our participants who has been in East Africa on a school trip for the past 3 weeks and is a veritable Nairobi veteran. After leaving

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Rocking Recon

Its been just over three weeks and I am officially in love with East Africa! The trip planning is going incredibly well. After Landing in Nairobi I was met by our Host from North Maragoli who showed me around the city. While in Nairobi I

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East Africa Trip

Welcome one and all to the first ever OG East Africa trip blog. With just over a month until the team’s departure date everyone is getting amped up for camping, volunteering, and all manners of adventure. All of the participants have been working hard to

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