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Review for Humanity For Children, Columbia, MO, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

Hi my name is Tony Mitchell and I am student/ staff member at Westminster College. I attended the trip with Humanity For Children this past summer. Visiting Rwanda and Tanzania was a surreal experience. As an economics major, I have had the opportunity to read numerous articles about the challenges that these exact countries face. Reading articles to understand the well being of millions of people is one thing, but to actually travel to the countries of Rwanda and Tanzania brings the words to life and allows a shift in my perspective, as one learns about the complexities surrounding the challenges. The biggest impact the trip had on me, was being an Black American and traveling to countries where people saw me as their equal and even a native.Also with my father being an Haitian emigrant, I could have been one of the millions facing the same day y to day challenges . It makes me appreciate the many privileges I have from being born in the United States.Traveling to these countries has been the highlight of my life but has also laid down a foundation for something even greater to be achieved. Hopefully one day I can establish polices and regulations that will help eradicate the poverty traps plaguing developing countries.

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