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Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Peace Works Travel' student brings clean water to Rwanda

Clean water for all. In January sixteen-year-old Cole Kawana joined a school trip to visit Network for Africa’s projects in Rwanda. But before he left Los Angeles he spent months researching the everyday challenges faced by people in developing countries. One of those stumbling blocks, Cole knew, was lack of access to clean water. Cole demonstrates his water filters to… [Read Full Article]
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Monday, March 03th, 2014

Students meet Rwandan president

Rwandan president Paul Kagame poses for a picture with students who returned last week from a trip to Rwanda to investigate the 1994 genocide.Students who went on the semester break trip to Rwanda met Rwandan president Paul Kagame Feb. 12 at a Los Angeles World Affairs Council event at which he spoke.Because they were not able to meet him during… [Read Full Article]
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Friday, February 28th, 2014

An eye-opening experience

At Harvard-Westlake, students get upset when they don’t get the Mercedes Benz convertible they asked for.  In Rwanda, giving a student an empty water bottle can bring them happiness for the next year.  We hear about the poverty and hardships that the vast population of the world faces.  However, this concept is hard to grasp until you see it, breathe it,… [Read Full Article]
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Thursday, February 27th, 2014

All of her six children were killed

BY SU JIN NAMFeb 12One thing was immediately noticeable as I stepped off of the plane: the smell of smoke, hanging thickly in the air. Later, I would discover that it was the smell of burnt trash, but at that time, my only thought was, “Finally. Rwanda.”I found out about the Investigative Journalism Adventure to Rwanda last summer and immediately committed… [Read Full Article]
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Monday, February 24th, 2014

Student Reflections on Rwanda

Bubbles!This trip changed my life because now I view the world differently.  I experienced history first hand in a rare and exciting way.  I'll never forget the people I met and the stories they told.  The things the Rwandan people went through were horrific and should never happen to another country.  Seeing the bodies of the victims made my skin… [Read Full Article]
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