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Enkosi Nomzamo

Published by Callie Humphrey, Duke Women's Lacrosse
Goodbyes have never been hard for me before. I often have found myself looking to the future with excitement, eager…
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Every Day is an Adventure

Published by Amelia Smith, Stanford Women's Beach Volleyball
Every single day that we drove up to the school in the township of Nomzamo to run our sports camp,…
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When the Teacher Becomes the Student

Published by Aleeza Yu, Stanford Women's Gymnastics
Throughout these past three weeks, I have learned so much from everyone around me. My fellow participants, leaders, children, and…
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10 Things I’ve Learned from You

Published by Amelia Smith, Stanford Beach Volleyball and Max Feldman, Duke Men's Soccer
Coming to South Africa to work with children, we all expected to learn from the people we worked with since…
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Unbreakable Ties

Published by Sydnei Murphy, Duke Women's Track and Field and Aleeza Yu, Stanford Women's Gymnastics
In writing a paired-blog, we could talk about something extremely basic like our differences. For example, how one of us…
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A Video Reflection from Gordon’s Bay, South Africa

Published by Taylor Lallas, Stanford Women's Tennis and Callie Humphrey, Duke Women's Lacrosse
Although we seem to live very similar lives as student-athletes at highly competitive universities both athletically and academically, we both…
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Interview with a Chicagoan

Published by Anja Zehfuss, Stanford Women's Rowing and Kayla McCoy, Duke Women's Soccer
Kayla and Anja Traveling all the way to South Africa for a civic engagement program, we never expected to meet…
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Bigger and Stronger

Published by Roman Romero, Duke Wrestling
After my first week of working with the kids my perspective has been exponentially broadened. I would not even consider…
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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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