The whole year leads up to the Summer. While many students return home for much deserved R&R, Everett students are working with their partners in places like the Central Valley, Washington DC, Abuja, and Johannesburg.
Stay tuned on this page for updates on how things are going!
Finally! Got to do some Photography and Videography today. Here is a series images from Kenneth Gardens in Durban. It was awesome watching the community leaders in action.
I’ve made it!
It’s officially been one week since I’ve began my project working with Community Monitors Action Network in regions surrounding Johannesburg and things are moving quickly! I’ve visited the cities of Rustenburg and Ekurhuleni for introductions, everyone was so nice and excited to get started.
There is much work that needs to be done, I was unaware at just how prevalent these mines were and the by-products are extremely evident. Luckily, the groups that I will be working with have already contributed so much to this ongoing effort to achieve change within their community. The mapping portion of the project is still young, but it is coming along. I will update the blog with the map and much more in coming posts.
Rough design for possible website banner. Me and Jessica are working with a group of women in the Kenneth Gardens community that have started an NPO from scratch. Multiple times a week they cook meals to help feed the community. I’m so happy to have the opportunity to work with individuals like them.
Andrew Blackwelder has just launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo! Check it out and help the Slugs in South Africa raise more funds!