Green’s previous experience in Africa lends him credibility when speaking publicly on such subjects. When asked to speak at the ribbon-cutting ceremony of a new school, or at other public events, Green almost always begins his remarks with a reference to his time in Kenya.
That way, he says, they “know you’ve seen it, know you’ve been on the front lines of helping Kenyans face education challenges.”
“When I recount my experience, they almost always say, ‘Oh, you’re no stranger,’” says Green.
“I’m indebted to WorldTeach,” says Green. “It shaped my career choices and I know it shaped my world view.”
“I think it’s impossible to go into a mud hut in the countryside, have a meal, and not carry that with you for the rest of your life.”
If You Go
Tanzania Tourist Board
Kenyan Ministry of Tourism
Sarah Cadorette is a writing student at Emerson College in Boston. She hopes to one day explore the warmer climates as a travel writer. This is her first piece for GoWorldTravel.com.