African Impact is Going Beyond the Roots!

Sending a shoutout to African Impact on this very special day as they celebrate 10 years of leadership and innovation in responsible volunteer travel! In honor of their 10th anniversary, African Impact has launched an initiative called Beyond the Roots, … Continue reading

Life Lessons From a Seven-Year-Old

A few months ago I returned from Zambia on a volunteer teaching program. I went there to teach kids in the community. But I came back home with the discovery that not only did I teach them, but they taught me. … Continue reading

No Act of Kindness, No Matter How Small, Is Ever Wasted

Friday was a sad day. Not only was it our last day volunteering, but it was also the last day of Holiday Club at Zambezi Sawmills. We decided to do an extra fun day for the kids and take lots … Continue reading

If You Want to Make History, Make a Difference

The kids all seemed supercharged the day after Christmas. A few of the boys came to class with this same shirt on.. hilarious! One of the boys named Chile really wanted to learn about how plants grow, so we did … Continue reading

So You’re Telling Me… There’s More Than One Kind of Football?

“How can we expect our children to know and experience the joy of giving unless we teach them that the greater pleasure in life lies in the art of giving rather than receiving.” -James Cash Penny We taught our first lesson … Continue reading

African Adventures

In case it has not been obvious enough, my sister Kristen and I spent this Christmas in Africa! After lots of careful research and planning, we booked our trip with Kaya Volunteer to head to Livingstone, Zambia for two weeks to … Continue reading