Daily Archives: July 1, 2013

Community begins with a woman

An update from Katie, a junior studying advertising and photography in Meadows School of the Arts: I have always wanted to be just like my mother. At every stage in my life I have looked to her for what to do, where to go and how to act. After visiting an orphanage outside of Livingstone, Zambia, I imagined what my life would be like without her. I never would have gone to the doctor as a kid because I was too scared of needles. My collection of inside jokes, memories and advice would be severely lacking, and most importantly, I would be without my role model, friend and hero. Many children in Zambia are not so fortunate.  There are more [...]

2013-07-01T19:52:36+00:00 July 1st, 2013|Bush Institute volunteers in Zambia|

“You Are Most Welcomed”

An update from Tyrell, a sophomore Hunt Leadership Scholar studying biochemistry and human rights in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences: On the first day of our renovation at the Mosi Oa Tuny Clinic, the Zambians’ sense of gratitude toward us was almost overwhelming. Anything we needed – such as a helping hand to help steady a ladder, the Zambians kindly provided. At times, before I could even ask for help, someone was there to assist me. Eventually, I candidly asked Knox, a Zambian worker, “Why are you so friendly to strangers?” The next few minutes of our conversation were profound. According to Knox, our volunteer trip gave him and the other Zambian workers an opportunity to think and see [...]

2013-07-01T19:56:41+00:00 July 1st, 2013|Bush Institute volunteers in Zambia|