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Lessons to Last a Lifetime

Published by Blake Wilson, Stanford Men's Gymnastics
While our three weeks in South Africa have come to a close, the lessons I have learned and the memories…
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Sala Kakuhle, Zola

Published by Michaela Gordon, Stanford Women's Tennis
Going into the ACE program, I was prepared to soak in the South African culture, meet members of the Zola…
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Zola: A Loving Community

Published by Hannah Howell, Stanford Softball
Before embarking on the long journey to South Africa, I had heard only positive things about the ACE program. Everyone…
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Enter to Learn, Leave to Serve

Published by Caitlin Keefe, Stanford Women's Volleyball
On June 17, 2019 I entered the small township of Zola for the first time. I was excited, a little bit nervous…
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The Big, Grey Rectangle

Published by Max Evans, Stanford Men's Rowing
In our third week in Nomzamo, our group began doing construction at a daycare center in the local community. The…
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The Part that is Nomzamo

Published by Max Evans, Stanford Men's Rowing
Nomzamo is a township 45 minutes outside of Cape Town, in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. Nomzamo originally…
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ACE in Nomzamo

Published by Logan Karam, Stanford Women's Soccer
"Molo, ngubani igama lakho?" (hello, what is your name?) screamed with such enthusiasm that it rang loudly in my ears!…
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A Run to Remember

Published by Julia DiTosto, Stanford Women's Field Hockey
Running sprints isn’t exactly my favorite activity. Come to think of it, it’s not even in my top ten. Ironically,…
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