Tonight, I head off to Hanover, New Hampshire for an intern orientation before I leave for Lesotho on Sunday, August 7th!! Leaving Granite Bay, CA is always bittersweet. Driving around town is just as it's always been, with a few improvements, and my room is just as I left it before leaving for college. (sigh) I will miss morning coffee with the parentals, on-the-ball with my mom, and frozen yogurt with my dad -- the day-to-day little pleasures that make home so hard to leave behind. But my adventure is calling, and I feel that this is the call I was meant to answer.
Grassroot Soccer is an AMAZING non-profit that uses soccer to inspire and create awareness of HIV/AIDS to children throughout Africa. They create an environment for people to learn more about the virus and feel comfortable enough to get tested. I will actually be working with their partner non-profit, Kick4Life, which is based in Lesotho. I do not know exactly what my job will be, but I feel that I will not know for sure until I arrive in Lesotho.
For those of you who have never heard of Lesotho before, don't feel bad, I had no clue. Here's a visual:
*curtesy of Google Images*
Peace, Love, and T-minus 6 days