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GO! South Africa

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Emily Kurtenbach


Dear Family and Friends,

I am writing to you along side my Global Outreach South Africa Team. Global Outreach (GO!) is a part of Fordham’s Campus Ministry with offering students the opportunity to experience the richness of a new culture, taste the realities of poverty, and learn that faith can be lived through Christian service. This year, Fordham students will go out to work at service sites throughout the United States and the Third World, including Mexico, Brazil, Belize, Romania, and Appalachia Navajo Nation Southwest. The teams are chosen by a student leader who has visited the location before, choosing from dozens of applicants. Participants serve for up to two weeks at their site and help improve the quality of life of the people they encounter in these various locations, while learning about people of an entirely different culture than their own.

Studying at Fordham, Jesuit institution, has continuously opened my eyes to be a woman for others. As the Jesuit mission states, we should live to serve others I am consistently striving to serve those around me, through everyday actions and also through larger projects, like this trip to South Africa. As I begin to think ahead in my possible future in teaching, I think of how much traveling, seeing and living in different parts of the world and of the country truly opens my eyes to the perspectives of others, making it easier to place myself in their shoes. I think that going to South Africa will truly open my eyes, especially on a global perspective.

My team will serve in South Africa at the end of this school year, from May 21st- June 5th . We will be in both Johannesburg and Cape Town, hosted by South African families while tending to HIV-infected patients and caring for children orphaned by AIDS. Our goal is to immerse ourselves in the South African culture and way of life.

The success of this GO! project depends on the support of our friends and families, organizations, and communities. My team of twelve participants must raise the costs of the service trip—travel expenses, medical aids, building materials, and housing, an estimate of $3,500 per person. A donation of $150.00 would sponsor me for a little less than a day. We greatly appreciate your assistance in prayers and funds to make this project a reality. Donation checks are tax deductible and may be made out to Global Outreach:

Global Outreach
c/o Campus Ministry
Fordham University
Bronx, NY 10458

Please include with your donation the slip included at the end of this letter, so that the GO! Staff knows for whom the donation is intended. When we My sincere thanks for helping me in making my trip of a lifetime happen!

All my best,
Emily Kurtenbach


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