At our last meeting as a full group, each person told us who their "star" was for the trip, and shared a "wish" for the future. It was very emotional and we were all touched. My stars were Laurey and Peter for helping me through my first faculty advisor assignment. They offered support and information throughout the journey. My wish is that each of the scholars on the trip find a way to act on the good will that they received on the trip, and give back to their communities, whether local or global.
We passed the hat at ACTS in Hazyview and left behind a $300 scholarship for young people wanting to go to college. But more than that, each scholar gave their generosity of spirit to the people they met.
My thanks to all the scholars for giving so freely with their hearts to me and to the people of South Africa.