‘There is no passion to be found in playing small- in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.’ -Nelson Mandela
Amazing, Unbelievable, Unforgettable, are just some of the words that come to mind when I think about my recent trip to South Africa! This experience will always be one of the most memorable moments in my life. I did things I once thought unimaginable like work opposite one of my inspirations Daisy Fuentes (first Latina Vj on MTV) in a Kohl’s commercial to experiencing nature in its most raw, natural form. The last few hours of my trip I spent in Somerset, South Africa.
This is where I went to visit Imibala, an organization whose primary purpose is to help disadvantaged children get an education. I couldn’t believe how vibrant and excited these kids were to be in school. These children shared stories of their lives & my heart cried out for them. Most of the kids had been struggling from very young ages, some of them searching for meals with their parents (a lot of times school is a guaranteed meal for most) and some kids don’t have any parents/guardians at all. But they were all so eager to learn, eager to make a better life for themselves. I immediately knew I had to participate in Imibala. For only 700 rands ($110) I was able to help provide new uniforms and school supplies (So much more fulfilling than spending that money on a pair of jeans!!).
It was at Imi