Giving voice to TwitterKids of Tanzania

Reporter’s Journal
The dugout canoe, called a “bwato” in Chichewa, is usually used by fishermen.Photo By Stefanie Giglio

When did I fall in love with Africa? Maybe it was when I was in first grade, and became so obsessed with the ancient pharaohs that I told everyone I was going to become an archaeologist and Egyptologist when I grew up.

Maybe it was when I studied the continent in college, in my Academic Travel class.

Or maybe it was I finally set foot on African soil, in October 2006. I went to Botswana, South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe, on a program sponsored by the university in Switzerland that I attended.

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