This trip is taking me to a completely different environment that I am not used too. This makes me nervous and takes me completely out my comfort zone but there is a quote that I heard that stuck with me that says, “Great things never came from the comfort zone.” I truly do believe that this opportunity to go to Rwanda will be great! Being able to learn firsthand about the tragedies this country went through and how they have grown since then is very influential and inspiring and I know with this knowledge, given to me I will be able to take back to the United States and not only use it in my personal life, but teach others to affect their lives. I am very excited to learn a new culture in a personal way and I know that this wisdom will not go to waste. I am also excited to go into the schools to see how they teach there and to help the teachers learn a fun, new and different way to teach storytelling to their students. Being able to have this new knowledge is just an impact on many lives and I’m glad I can experience and learn!
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My name is Tierra Purdue and I am a Applied Mathematics major with a concentration in statistics and a minor in Business Economics! With having this study background I feel honored to go to Rwanda and see firsthand how much they have grown over the years!