Hannah Bradway ’12
Biology major from Mayville, Mich.
“Traveling across the world to a foreign place thousands of miles away from home, away from comfort, changed my life forever. Before my trip, I had contemplated about how four weeks was a long time away from home. As my last few days in Kenya approached, though, I was not ready to go home.
In Kenya, I took advantage of all the opportunities to volunteer. A group of us organized a weeklong holiday program for the kids living in an IDP camp. I also was involved in a feeding program. We made over 700 sandwiches and delivered them, along with other food, to the children.
The most life-changing experience I had while in Kenya, though, was working with the TRACE program, which is designed to bring children living on the streets back to their families. It was amazing to witness a 12-year-old boy reuniting with his family after four years.
The greatest thing that I learned during my P-Global trip is that these people know the true meaning of happiness, love and appreciation, despite having very little and living so simply. This is something we should all try to achieve here.”