Author Archives: Jess

Missing South Africa!

Hi all! We are back in the swing of things after an amazing trip to South Africa; we didn’t want to leave!  We were fortunate enough to visit our friends at the Kliptown Youth Program.  We’ve been working with KYP since … Continue reading

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Week in Review!

It’s been a busy past couple of weeks and can’t believe TFE’s 3rd birthday is fast approaching! Where to begin…. Let’s first talk about us: – this went out in a press release but not sure we have made a … Continue reading

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Week in Review!

What a week it has been! Not sure how you could have since it was plastered all over Facebook (THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, for liking, sharing and commenting, we are so, so grateful for all of your support!), … Continue reading

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Week in Review

It’s been a while since we’ve done one of these! Lots of things have gone on in the past couple of weeks so we wanted to highlight them here, especially in case you missed some of our important updates. Enjoy! … Continue reading

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L’Ecole du Village – Take 2!

We are thrilled to be working with EDEM Foundation once again to provide uniforms to 140 elementary school children at L’Ecole du Village! These children live in the community of  Canobert on Ile-a-Vache. In case you need to jog your … Continue reading

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Farewell – Take 2

I thought I was done blogging about Rwanda. Turns out I was wrong.  I was scrolling through my pictures and suddenly felt our daily summaries were incomplete.  I think including this amazing lineup will provide me some closure and you … Continue reading

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Farewell Land of a Thousand Hills

Our last day in Rwanda was a sad one! It was visible on everyone’s faces that we didn’t want to leave. It hadn’t taken long for us to fall in love with the country and its people. On our last … Continue reading

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Day 5 – Meet the Kuryama Family!

We woke up anxious and excited on Friday morning – we were going on our gorilla trek! We first went to the welcome center at Volcanoes National Park where we were greeted by the same performers we had seen at … Continue reading

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Day 4 – Heading north!

Thursday morning we got to sleep in! We stayed at Hotel Des Mille Collines in Kigali, the hotel featured in the movie Hotel Rwanda. It was a lovely hotel with delicious croissants that we hoarded at breakfast and smothered with … Continue reading

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Day 3 – Runners take your mark!

Our third morning it was time to say goodbye to Ruzizi tent camp. It was a bittersweet goodbye! Sad because we loved sleeping by the lake and among the animals.  A welcome goodbye because we were going on a game … Continue reading

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