Apr 15, 2013


Africa, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania


Last weekend, my friend Cho took me to volunteer at Tanzania Dail Babfor, a Korean organization that works to feed hungry children worldwide. We drove to Tegeta, a place where both adults and children work in the quarry to mine shale. This particular volunteer opportunity was interesting for me because I was able to take part in two very different cultures from my own- Tanzanian village life and Korean Church life. I loved seeing everyone’s smiling faces, grateful for both food and company. Many of the children were obsessed with my camera. They would tug at my apron saying “Korea, Korea” (thinking I was also Korean) “Picha, Picha.” They would pose for the camera and then quickly gather around me so they could see their images in my viewfinder….