This is definitely a first for me. I have never written a blog in my life, but the old adage goes “Better late than never.” I am lucky to be part of the Eli-Africa family. First a little about me. I’m a sophomore at Yale, a basketball player, and from Reno, Nevada. I joined the Eli-Africa family this year, and from the moment I heard about this organization, I felt good vibes. My personal project deals with leadership through basketball and education. It’s funny, I continually try to bring up Eli-Africa in normal everyday conversations. I just look for reasons to talk about this organization with anyone who will listen. The passion President Seeam exhibits for this organization is contagious.
We are in the waning days of school, which means it is the sprint to the finish. This sprint consists of lots of work (reading week and finals) , but also lots of good times with friends (Spring Fling). After the school year, only a few weeks until our departure for Mauritius! That’s when the most important work begins… I’m excited to be part of Eli-Africa and this exciting endeavor. A chance to be a teacher, experience a new culture, and also meet new people is something I couldn’t pass up. And to top it all off, we are spending 8 weeks in Mauritius. As Mark Twain said “God made Mauritius, and then made a copy which he called Heaven.” Sounds like a nice place to be, am I right?