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Reflections on HaMakuya

(If you need to catch up with Erin Wilkus’ blog series, you can find her other posts here: blog 1, blog 2, blog 3, blog 4, blog 5.) On August…

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Rosetta Stone: Up and Running

I can honestly say that by the time the Rosetta Stone software was loaded on the computers, I was exhausted. I was also unsure of how the language-learning project would…

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A Note of Appreciation

I’d like to express my thanks to the countless individuals—both locally hired and volunteers—who provided invaluable help in designing and constructing the Makuya Empowered Voices Resource Center. In particular, appreciation…

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Project Goals at HaMakuya

After my second visit to HaMakuya, I knew I needed a third. Reflecting on my experiences with Tshulu Trust, a local anti-poverty initiative, I formed a plan to establish an…

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The Situation in HaMakuya: Part 2

HaMakuya, a village located in the northern part of the Limpopo Province in South Africa, was part of the ex-homeland of the Venda people during the apartheid era, and it…

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My Connection with HaMakuya: Part 1

Sometime during the end of my sophomore year in college I decided to spend the following fall semester abroad. On a whim, I decided South Africa would be my destination.…

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