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Oakwood University Students Will Help Build School in the Amazon Jungle (558 hits)

Volunteers will sleep in hammocks on a boat for two weeks while finishing the project.

Students and staff from universities across North and South America have embarked on the first extreme adventure project sponsored by the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA). Beginning on July 8, 2018, they will spend two weeks this summer with no wi-fi, sleeping in hammocks on a boat on the Amazon River.

ADRA has collaborated with six North American Adventist universities, including Andrews University, Kettering College, La Sierra University, Loma Linda University, Oakwood University, and Walla Walla University, to kick off its first-ever ADRA Connections Extreme event. ADRA Connections is ADRA’s global volunteer program that allows service-minded individuals to experience the mission of ADRA firsthand and make a difference in the world.

This year, the ADRA Connections team and more than 80 student volunteers from North America-based Adventist universities will travel to the Amazon to help finish the Adventist Technical School of Massauri, or ETAM, in Brazil. Student volunteers will help to complete classrooms, a dormitory, a cafeteria, missionary housing, and a library.

Over 20 Oakwoodites are participating in the ADRA Connections Extreme, including Chaplains Andrew Pileggi and Kimberly Mann, as well as Teymi Townsend, a staff member in the Office of Integrated Marketing & Public Relations.
Posted By: Reginald Culpepper
Monday, July 16th 2018 at 5:11PM
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