Volunteer Alliance Ambassadors

“Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get, only with what you are expecting to give, which is everything.” -Katharine Hepburn In 2007, I co-founded an organization called Volunteer Alliance with a small group of inspiring new friends and co-workers in Tanzania. We wanted to start a movement of empowered and…

Ali, the Taxi Driver from Bagamoyo

On Wednesday I met up with some American and British interns and volunteers for dinner at Zuane, an Italian restaurant here in Dar es Salaam. It’s located on the Peninsula, an area of Dar full of expats, hotels, shopping centers, and fancy restaurants. Most of the Westerners I’ve met live in this area, they know…

Thank You on behalf of the African Childcare Center

Last Thursday, before I left for San Francisco, I held a potluck benefit for the African Childcare Center in Bagamoyo, Tanzania. One of my first soccer coaches was the first through the door, followed by dear friends, one after the other. It was profoundly touching for me to see all of these people come together…

Beginnings

Miriam Beard once said, “Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change, deep and permanent, that goes on in the ideas of living.” After visiting several countries, tasting the sweet delight of gelato in Italy, chasing an orange-streaked sunset down to smoky dusk on a bicycle in Tanzania, touching the…