Rwanda: preparations, background, funding

Trip Start Aug 24, 2014
Trip End Dec 08, 2014

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Dear readers,

After my experience volunteering in Namibia, I realized
that my purpose and passion is assisting African tribes in conflict
resolution. Since that realization, I have been trying to make this
dream a reality.

I have applied and been accepted for a
2014 study abroad program to Rwanda titled Post-Conflict Resolution and
Peace Building. Through scholarships and other sources of funding, I
have been able to pay for more than 80% of the trip, but just need a
little extra boost to help with the rest.

The program involves
an intensive language study in Kenyarwanda, history of Rwanda (emphasis
on the events leading up to the genocide), peace building and conflict
resolution course, research course, and an independent study as well as a
two week expedition to Uganda and a month-long homestay with a Rwandan

Ultimately, this experience will not only provide a once
in a lifetime experience and enhance my ability to pursue graduate
studies in conflict resolution, but also provide the experience and
networking necessary to reach my full potential and assist in preventing
future tribal conflicts.

I am so blessed to have been given this opportunity and cannot wait to begin my adventure and ultimately begin this lifelong journey.

Donations are much appreciated and can be made here.

Thank you all so much for following my journeys and supporting!

Ashley Harbin
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